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Data Manager

FTC - Full-time Contract
SAHMRI North Terrace

Applications close Friday 10, July 2020

Full-Time, 6 Month Contract with possibility of extension

Flexible work arrangments or remote working available.

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

The ATLAS network has been established by the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Sexual Health and Blood-Borne Viruses (CRE-ASH). ATLAS is a sentinel surveillance system to monitor sexually transmissible infections (STI) and blood borne virus (BBV) testing and diagnosis data, principally with Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Services. ATLAS also supports related sexual health research projects being led from SAHMRI and other approved institutions.  

We are looking for an innovative and self-motivated Data Manager to lead  the ongoing development and management of the extraction and analysis of de-identified electronic patient management data for the ATLAS network.The role may also interact with a range of external stakeholders including representatives from various Aboriginal Health Services, researchers and suppliers.

About the Role

Reporting to the project’s Study Coordinator, this position will work closely with the CRE-ASH Chief Investigator and ATLAS lead Professor James Ward (University of Queensland), other members of the research team and staff at SAHMRI.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development, implementation and outcomes of data cleaning and analysis activities within the ATLAS, including:
    • Use regex text pattern-matching in R to generate clean test result fields from free text fields
    • Use SQL to manipulate, join, filter and aggregate data frames to best suit health services and research teams
    • Regular QA of incoming data and aggregate analyses of all ATLAS holdings
  • Lead the ongoing refinement of our static reporting code and processes, to provide regular and timely reports to participating health services and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Lead the ongoing development and management of our interactive data dashboard for health services and stakeholders
  • Document code and contribute to data dictionaries, codebooks and other administrative documentation to ensure the integrity of the project’s data processing and storage.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:


  • Degree in an information technology, health information management or a relevant scientific discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education / training. Demonstrated experience working in data manipulation and analysis using Microsoft SQL Server programming.
  • Demonstrated experience working in data cleaning, manipulation, analysis and visualisation using R programming.
  • Demonstrated competency in web design and dashboarding (HTML5, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Demonstrated high level organisational ability and initiative including evidence of being effective in work planning, research and prioritising to meet deadlines, often with competing demands in a complex team environment.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.


  • Post-graduate qualifications or demonstrated interest in public health, epidemiology or health informatics.
  • Previous experience with common statistical software packages in addition to R (e.g. Stata, SPSS)
  • Previous experience in the use of dashboarding software (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau or equivalent)
  • Experience using REDCap and the analysis of behavioural surveys
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal health, including an understanding of Aboriginal primary health care

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of Excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.


For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Clare Bradley at


Applications close: - 10th July 2020, 5pm


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

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