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Data Manager

at South African Medical Research Council
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Date Posted May 10, 2019
Category Information Technology Jobs in South Africa
Currency ZAR


The Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit (ATODRU) conducts research and policy analysis locally, nationally and internationally. Its goal is to generate knowledge and propose policy and other interventions that will lead to a reduction in alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) use and the associated burden experienced by individuals and society.


We are looking for a Data Manager who will be responsible for managing longitudinal datasets from various clinical trials. The incumbent’s role is to provide support to the unit’s projects to ensure that our quantitative research data are collected and managed efficiently and are accessible to project staff and statisticians for analysis when required.





Development of data management SOPs;

Developing data entry forms;

Creating analytical data sets;

Providing quality assurance to the data collection process;

Data cleaning; including creating composite variables.

Running data queries

Developing data dictionaries/codebooks: Including development of codebooks that include descriptions of all data transformations and final variables; codebooks which present basic properties of variables/scales and descriptive statistics.

Conducting preliminary descriptive and inferential statistics on the datasets;

Providing data management and analytic technical support to project investigators.


Core Requirements:


A Masters’ degree in Information Technology, Data Management, or an equivalent professional qualification.

Proficiency in using SPSS or STATA software for data management and analysis.

A minimum of two years’ experience in managing large data sets for health research.

A drivers’ license

Excellent computer skills




Experience with using Mobenzi Researcher or Redcap

Candidates shortlisted for interviews will be requested to complete a competency test/assessment.


A salary in the region of R459 617 per annum, cost-to-company.