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Department of Medicine: Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a Data Manager.

Position Purpose:

The UW is seeking a Data Manager for the Infectious Diseases Education and Assessment (IDEA) Program. The purpose of this position is to provide data management services for the UW IDEA program. This position will collaborate with IDEA staff and external partners to manage multiple large, complex data sets, develop data summaries and reports, and improve data management practices, processes, and tools. This position will contribute ideas and data to inform strategy, to promote learning, and to enact the overarching vision and mission of the IDEA program.

IDEA has successfully developed and launched four national online infectious disease training curricula – the National HIV Curriculum [www.hiv.uw.edu], the National STD Curriculum [www.std.uw.edu], Hepatitis B Online [www.hepatitisb.uw.edu], and Hepatitis C Online [www.hepatitisc.uw.edu], with a fifth curricula to be launched in summer 2022. To date, these IDEA curricula have more than 133,000 registered learners. IDEA is a nationally recognized technology leader in delivering online medical education content.

Position Complexities:

This position has a high degree of autonomy, personal initiative, discretion, and flexibility to develop ongoing and ad hoc data collection and management, evaluation and quality improvement (QI) protocols as well as analyzing data to make programmatic recommendations based on findings. The employee in this position must possess knowledge and understanding of the complexities of data quality management and evaluation. Complexities include managing large, complex data sets; working with other funded partners and CE providers; and responding to ad hoc information requests on demand from federal funders.

The person in this position will report to the Lead Evaluator; work extensively with PI, Project Director, Technology Team, and other IDEA staff to provide analysis and recommendations in order to optimize program goals.

Impact to the University:

The UW is strongly committed to developing and expanding online training and educational opportunities for HIV, STDs, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. This position will serve as an integral part of the nationally-recognized IDEA program and the UW Division of Allergy & Infectious Diseases. IDEA is housed in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, headed by Anna Wald, MD, MPH. The Data Manager will support IDEA program initiatives to provide online education and training opportunities to the nation’s health care workforce.


Data Management 50%

•  Manage data reporting for IDEA’s Hepatitis B Online and Hepatitis C Online websites including data cleaning and analysis for quarterly and annual summary reports and ad hoc requests from CDC.
•  Create and maintain detailed, high-quality data dictionaries for all IDEA data collection instruments.
•  Manage the overall data quality and data cleaning process for multiple large, complex data sets using custom built web-based platforms and statistical software to ensure high quality data are ready for subsequent activities, including reporting and analyses.
•  Track and document recurring issues in data collection or cleaning, and provide suggestions to improve data collection tools to prevent recurrence of documented issues.
•  Provide timely and accurate responses to data queries from learners, funders, and partner organizations, including data extraction, query, merging, and cleaning procedures.
•  Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and report generation.
•  Adhere to IDEA privacy policies to ensure data security.

Data Analysis and Evaluation 30%:

•  Conduct qualitative and descriptive statistical analyses and interpret findings related to site use, learner satisfaction, acquisition of knowledge and skills, and outcomes.
•  Generate data and evaluation summary reports (in both written and PowerPoint presentation formats) for multiple projects and funders.
•  Create data visualizations to evaluate program performance and inform project priorities.

External Partner Relations 20%

•  Communicate regularly with project partners and IDEA staff to recommend improvements, implement changes, etc.
•  Participate in national data collection and planning activities, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) data collection approval process as needed.
•  Coordinate data transfer and respond to ad hoc data requests with other funded centers and partners.
•  Work with Continuing Education (CE) partners to meet reporting requirements.
•  Represent organization on National Evaluation Workgroups regarding data issues.


Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field and less than 1 year of experience to include:.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


• Experience in data management and analysis, advanced statistics, quantitative studies, and instrument development.
• Advanced knowledge of the interface between electronic data systems and evaluation design is required, including how such systems can meet quantitative and qualitative data needs.
• Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office (specifically Word, Outlook, Excel and Powerpoint), online survey tools (e.g. SurveyMonkey) and ability and willingness to learn other software skills as required to complete work assignments.
• Demonstrated knowledge of statistical analysis software (e.g. STATA, SAS, R, SQL) to clean and analyze quantitative data.
• Expertise in managing data dictionaries is essential.
• Demonstrated skill in writing technical reports and data summaries, including demonstrated competency in preparation of correspondence and reports for technical and non-technical personnel.
• Demonstrated experience working with diverse, underserved communities.
• Ability to work with a local and remote team environment.
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
• Proven ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.
• Maintain flexibility when dealing with shifting priorities.


• Experience with Tableau Data Visualization Software (or other data visualization software) and Google Analytics.
• Knowledge of infectious diseases/medical education for health care professionals.


At times, this position may be required to work evenings and on weekends. This position will primarily be able to work remotely, although there may be some activities that need to be conducted at the UW Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB).
This position offers possibility of fluctuation between 80-100% FTE

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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