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Research Project/Data Manager (Contractor), Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch

The Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) seeks a research project/data manager to provide project management, data stewardship and harmonization for the Confluence Project, a large, exciting project that brings together multiple consortia to investigate the genetic architecture of breast cancer and improve risk prediction and prognosis of the disease. The project will include genome-wide genotyping, risk factor, pathology and clinical data from over 300,000 cases and 300,000 controls of multiple ancestries. Candidates will be expected to provide documentation/specifications for analytic datasets and generate reports including summary statistics and publication quality tables and figures. 

This contract position offers outstanding opportunities for professional development, including performing high-impact research, gaining experience with new methodologies and cloud-based data platforms for data sharing and analysis. The data manager will work under the direction of Montserrat García-Closas, senior investigator, ITEB Acting Chief and DCEG Deputy Director. 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a degree in information systems, biostatistics, epidemiology, applied math, computer science, or a related quantitative field. At least one year of professional experience is preferred, but not required. Experience managing large databases and proficiency in data documentation and literate programming is required. Knowledge of R programming and experience working in a Cloud environment is a plus. Candidates must have excellent quantitative, organizational, written and oral (English) communication skills, work collaboratively, and produce deliverables under tight deadlines.

Organization Description: The NCI is an exciting place to work and the position provides excellent learning opportunities. Pay is commensurate with qualifications. This is a contract position at a government agency in Rockville, Maryland.

How to Apply: Interested individuals should send cover letter, resume, and three references by email, to:

Thomas Ahearn
NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
Rockville, Maryland
Email: (please include "Project/Data Manager" in the email subject line).

Applications will be considered as they are received. The ending date for applications is July 31, 2020.