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  • Posted: Aug 3, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • The KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) is based within the KEMRI Centre for Geographic Medical Research - (Coast). Our core activities are funded by the Wellcome Trust. We conduct integrated epidemiological, social, laboratory and clinical research in parallel, with results feeding into local and international health policy. Our research platfor...
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    Data Manager


    The main purpose of the job is to support highly impactful clinical trials and observational research in child health, being responsible for ensuring data quality and completeness according to General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) for an international research network.


    • Manage tools for collecting, entering, editing, cleaning, organizing, and archiving data.
    • Carry out data review, validation including discrepancy checking, and cleaning.
    • Manage data supervisors at sites and within co-ordination team (permanent or casual) in collaboration with Administration and PIs and monitor their performance.
    • Design database for capturing and storing data.
    • Prepare performance indicator reports on data status as study project progress.
    • Co-ordinate data for all study sites projects.
    • Conduct preliminary analysis and generate study progress reports and other statistical outputs as required from time to time.
    • Participate in the development, review and translation of research tools;
    • Participate in the set-up, pre-testing of data collection platforms including open-source research applications.
    • Establish data cleaning plans and execute the same to realize high quality data including doing all required consistency checks for project data. Automate a data cleaning pipeline that can organically identify anomalies for continuous improvement on data quality.
    • Document project datasets according to the Programme’s guidelines on data documentation, archiving and sharing.
    • Extract data and prepare analytical files.
    • Develop template syntax files for research staff to use in creating various datasets.
    • Perform basic and advanced statistical analysis of data using tools such as STATA and R.
    • Assist in training other staff members on data analysis
    • Ability and willing to travel to all study sites in Africa and Asia.



    • A Degree in Data Management, Statistics, Mathematics or Computer Sciences or Information Technology or related qualification.
    • At least 3 years experience in a similar experience. One (1) years supervisory experience an added advantage 
    • Experience in Data Management for Clinical Research or trials involving handling of laboratory data.
    • Understanding of relational database design, implementation and verification.
    • Training and/or experience in data management
    • Excellent knowledge of database design and data modelling
    • Excellent skills in data manipulation and statistical analysis
    • Knowledge of software development methodologies

    Desirable Criteria:

    • Statistics experience with Stata or R.
    • Knowledge of MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MSSQL
    • Experience working with R Shiny or data visualization tools


    • Demonstrate high levels of integrity and confidentiality 
    • Excellent interpersonal, written, presentation and communication skills 
    • Basic analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills; 
    • Team working and ability to work in diverse teams 
    • Flexibility, adaptability, multi-tasking and attention to detail 

    The application closing date is 16 August, 2022.

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