Job Description

Job Title: Research (Database) Manager I
Job ID: 713098
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Biobank
Location: 300 Halket St, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Magee Obstetric Medical and Infant Database (MOMI) is an electronic database comprised of all deliveries at Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh PA. MOMI contains 300 variables for over 200,000 deliveries from 1995 to the present. The current list of variables comes from admitting services, ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, medical record data abstraction, the Pennsylvania state electronic birth record, and the Magee NICU database.

We are recruiting for a Research Database Manager to oversee this database, facilitate linkage to other clinical data repositories, maintain all regulatory approvals for data use, work with a small team to fulfill investigator research requests, develop quality control procedures to ensure accuracy and completeness of data, and implement a plan for expansion of MOMI to other UPMC delivery hospitals.

  • Assist with the development of curriculum materials for an educational research session(s).
  • Ensure that the laboratory meets applicable department, hospital and regulatory safety and fire requirements.
  • Ensure the operational efficiency and accuracy of laboratory equipment; arranges for the repair of equipment.
  • Implements, maintains, documents and assists in the development of an effective quality assurance/quality control program; meets reporting schedules and standards.
  • Individual's actions are focused toward a specific section of the lab work and would have a measurable effect on the outcome of the research.
  • Limited interaction outside of own work area and the MWRI.
  • May have responsibility for interviewing, orientation, scheduling, work assignment and receives input from faculty supervisor.
  • Organizes and interprets data and reports the results to principal investigator, study nurses and study monitors.
  • Participate in the preparation of papers for publication and presentation at meetings.
  • Perform complex scientific data reductions requiring the use of independent judgment.
  • Perform laboratory procedures and tests. Analyze and interpret the results.
  • Program complex scientific and mathematical problems for solutions on a computer.
  • Receive advice and input as needed from faculty supervisor. Write, update and maintain the laboratory policy and procedure manual according to department and hospital standards.
  • Required to have an understanding of practices and procedures. Resolve unique problems by collecting and interpreting information.
  • Responsible for following the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Solution may include working with faculty supervisor to modify procedures and methods to address new conditions.
  • Supervise library and computer searches for research data.
  • The results of actions have a measurable impact on a faculty investigator's research operation.
  • Work with principal investigator and study nurses to solve study protocol problems.


  • Bachelor's degree in Medical Technology, Chemistry or Basic Science.
  • Four (4) years of post-graduate technical experience in a research environment.
  • Previous experience as a Research Assistant and/or Research Associate in a research environment.
  • Computer science, programming and project management experience preferred.
  • Proficient management and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle, process and evaluate specimens for testing.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.60 to $35.57 / hour

Union Position: No

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