Senior Data Manager in Abuja, Nigeria

Research / Strategy
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

  • Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as a Senior Data Manager at MRC Fajara. The post-holder will work closely with the datapse development team to ensure that the study databases meet the data collection needs of studies.
  • S/he will develop, organise and implement quality control and cleaning processes of databases that require extensive liasion and tactful communication with field personnel as well as with other senior staff.


  • B.Sc or equivalent in Computing, Data management or a related subject.
  • Extensive work experience and proficiency in data management with preference given to data management for medical research.
  • Diverse expertise in managing complex data from different systems, including operational systems as well as different study and trial designs in both clinical trials and observational studies.
  • Previous experience of dealing accurately and efficiently with large volumes of data from varied sources in multi-disciplinary research projects.
  • Excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills and judgement.
  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Clinical Research, Clinical trial process and related regulatory requirements and terminology.
  • Working knowledge of Clinical database applications.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Experience of training and supervising staff.
  • Good working knowledge of database management software (MS Access essential and SQL Server preferred).
  • Systematic approach and attention to detail.
  • The ability to conduct study activities according to the protocols.
  • The ability to work co-operatively in a team.
  • Understanding of the confidential nature of the work.


  • M.Sc in Computer Science, Information Systems, Data Management or related field.
  • Previous experience working in a Research/Slinical lab field.
  • Experience in supporting electronic data capture processes.
  • Experience in using Open Clinica or any Clinical Data Management System.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • The salary will be paid in Grade 2,30 Points of MRC Unit The Gambia’s payscale at a net monthly salary of 54, 366 Dalasi. This converts to a net pay of $1, 294 approximately per month using the prevailing Dalasi/USD exchange rate.
  • Please note that the salary will be paid in Dalasi and that the USD figure quoted is only given as a guide.
  • For displaced staff the package will include rent- free furnished accommodation, flights, displacement allowance for spouse and children, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.


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