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Research Assistant/Data Manager

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Position Information

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Closing date

Open Until Filled


Position Number


Position Title

Research Assistant/Data Manager

Department this Position Reports to

Dartmouth Cancer Center (DCC)

Hiring Range Minimum


Hiring Range Maximum


SEIU Level

Not an SEIU Position

FLSA Status


Employment Category

Regular Part time w/end date

Scheduled Months per Year


Scheduled Hours per Week



20 hours/week; 8:30am – 5pm.
The position is primarily remote with a few on-site days per year required for team meetings. Meetings will be announced in advance to allow for commuter planning.

Location of Position

Lebanon, NH

Remote Work Eligibility?


Is this a term position?


If yes, length of term in months.

21 months

Is this a grant funded position?


Position Purpose

The purpose of this position is to manage several National Cancer Institute ( NCI )-funded health education projects enrolling participants, residing in NH and VT. The studies are mainly conducted online.
The Research Coordinator/Data Manager will oversee and manage all data aspects of the study.
Working closely with other team members, the Research Coordinator/Data Manager will ensure that projects’ research recruitment and completion goals are met.
Working with team members, will complete quarterly data reporting of the studies to NCI .
Depending on time needed for data work, the successful candidate will also conduct coordination tasks relating to projects that address disparities in cancer burden in the cancer center’s catchment area, e.g. radon testing, lung cancer screening, clinical trials recruitment, etc.


We seek a candidate with excellent data management skills (including data collection, wrangling and reporting as well as creating and documenting data-related procedures), organizational skills, computer proficiency, excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. The ability to delve into data at both micro and macro scales to determine quality and interpret and present results is key.

Required Qualifications - Education and Yrs Exp

Bachelors or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications - Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Three years of work experience in managing health data projects in public health, healthcare administration, human services, or other relevant fields; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

We seek a candidate with the ability to problem solve, assess and resolve data issues, exercise high level of judgment and independent thinking, and decision-making capabilities to resolve project challenges.

The successful candidate will have experience:
  • Developing and managing data projects including data design, wrangling and reporting
  • Using survey management software such as REDCap or Qualtrics, or have skills to enable candidate to quickly learn to use such software
  • Using clinical trials management systems e.g. OnCore
  • Using Excel and proficiency with pivot tables, complex charts, and advanced formulas
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to respond/act appropriately to pressures and deadlines.
  • Effective planner with the ability to coordinate multiple activities simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to appropriately handle sensitive information or documentation.
  • Valid driver’s license required and the ability to pass Dartmouth’s driving course.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree and five years of work experience in public health, healthcare administration, human services, or other relevant fields; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sound knowledge and use of survey management and data software packages such REDCap, Qualtrics, proficiency and ease with Excel.
  • Three to five years of experience with data management projects.
  • Knowledge and experience in research preferred.
Department Contact for Recruitment Inquiries

Alicea Bursey; cc Lisa Purvis

Department Contact Phone Number


Department Contact for Cover Letter and Title

Lisa Purvis

Department Contact's Phone Number

Equal Opportunity Employer

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Background Check

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Dartmouth vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job?


Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is funded by a grant with an end date of June 2024. Continuation after June 2024 is based upon available funds.

This position is a 21-month term position.

All Dartmouth College employees, whether working on-site or remotely, are required to be up to date with vaccination against COVID -19 (or to have received an approved exemption from vaccination through the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity). Please visit for details. Compliance with this requirement is a condition of employment. Failure to meet this condition of employment within the first 30 days may result in Dartmouth in its sole discretion ending employment.

Dartmouth College has a Tobacco-Free Policy. Smoking and the use of tobacco-based products (including smokeless tobacco) are prohibited in all facilities, grounds, vehicles or other areas owned, operated or occupied by Dartmouth College with no exceptions. For details, please see our policy.

Additional Instructions

This position is funded by a grant with an end date of June 2024. Continuation after June 2024 is based upon available funds.

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Key Accountabilities


Data Management:
  1. Extract, clean and wrangle survey data.
  2. Enter and manage participant data in OnCore – a clinical trials management system.
  3. Clean and complete quality checks of the OnCore data.

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Survey Management:
  1. Design, implement, and manage electronic surveys using survey management tools such as REDCap or Qualtrics.
  2. Monitor the effectiveness of surveys and modify them, as needed.

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Quarterly Data Reporting:
  1. Prepare survey data and OnCore data for inclusion in quarterly to the NCI .

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  1. Work with the team and local recruitment sites, develop successful recruiting strategies.
  2. Monitor recruiting activities and progress toward established recruiting goals.

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Study Structure:
  1. Critically appraise the design of the study and data structure.
  2. Implement operating changes/upgrades as needed within the NCI guidelines.

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  1. Attend progress and team meetings.

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Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.


Performs other duties as assigned.
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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Additional Document #1
  3. Additional Document #2

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