Data Manager, RPCA @ Boston College

April 13, 2021
Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $69,100 to $86,350; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

The  Research Program on Children and Adversity (RPCA) at the School of Social Work is an applied research program dedicated to improving the evidence base on the epidemiology of mental health problems and family functioning as well as intervention research to develop and test mental health services for children and families affected by multiple forms of adversity, including armed conflict, poverty, and infectious disease.

The RPCA seeks a Data Manager to oversee all aspects of data management related to several global research projects: Sugria Muryango, Youth FORWARD, Family Strengthening Intervention for Refugees (FSI-R), and a Longitudinal Study of War Affected Youth (LSWAY). The RPCA has several data streams (quantitative, qualitative, process-related) linked to each research project. To learn more about current RPCA projects, please visit

Reporting to the Principal Investigator and Director of the RPCA, and in close collaboration with the Associate Director for Research, Program Managers, and Postdoctoral Fellows, the Data Manager will serve as the technical expert on data management matters. The Data Manager will oversee and coordinate all data management activities in support of RPCA clinical and non-clinical research studies for study initiation, set up, maintenance, and closeout. The Data Manager will also create structured data reports and manage RPCA data from cleaning and scaling to assisting with data analysis. Quantitative approaches most commonly used in RPCA research projects include: multilevel modeling, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, multiple imputation, and item response theory, to name a few. 

The incumbent is charged with the following essential functions (% time):
●Develop codebooks and data dictionary to standardize data across all projects (25%)
●Develop and implement procedures for data quality assurance monitoring and data management in coordination with study investigators (25%)
●Data cleaning and management of multiple datasets for clinical and implementation data in STATA and MaxQDA, and closely work with the research teams on publications, NIH/funder reporting requirements, and data sharing requests (25%)
●Ensure that all processes for data entry and query resolution conform to best practices for the entry and reporting of study data (25%)


The RPCA seeks an experienced and highly-motivated Data Manager with relevant field and functional experience. Competitive candidates will possess the following qualifications:
●PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Econometrics, Public Health, or other relevant fields highly preferred. Highly-qualified Masters-level professionals considered
●5-7 years of related experience required
●Strong ability in use of advanced statistical and computational programming 
●Proficiency in utilizing computer applications including Microsoft Office, STATA, R, MAXQDA, and other applicable quantitative and qualitative data analysis platforms
●Knowledge of programming using a common language like R
●Expert knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies including mixed-methods
●Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
●Self-starter with experience taking initiative and working both independently and as part of a team.
●Excellent coordination and collaboration skills.
●Excellent communication and administration skills.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

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