Research Data Coordinator
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree

AAPA is seeking a well-rounded research professional to serve as a Research Data Coordinator to advise and assist primary investigators in best managing and utilizing 30 years of data. 


The Research Data Coordinator will use standard data management protocols to advise and assist primary investigators in developing and implementing a data management plan that focuses on the collection, structure/format, coding, review, entry, validation, editing, and reporting of research. The incumbent will achieve this by creating plans for cataloging existing data spanning 30 years as well as for incoming data. The Research Data Coordinator will assist the staff with the development of surveys as well as review resulting data for inconsistencies or anomalies that could skew analytical results. The incumbent will generate and review documentation for effective data management and create rules and procedures for data sharing. In additional to data management, the Research Data Coordinator will aggregate publicly available data sources into internal data sets and develop tools for disseminate the information primarily for internal use. The Research Data Coordinator will maintain an extensive bibliography using EndNote and must be familiar with conducting literature reviews. 


Job responsibilities


  • Establishing and maintaining data management protocols;
  • Developing and maintaining data dictionaries across data sets;
  • Ongoing development and improvement of databases used for new and existing studies;
  • Downloading and aggregating publicly available data;
  • Developing surveys, including writing and programming surveys and reports; 
  • Preparing large survey datasets with a focus on quality assurance;
  • Reviewing data for inconsistencies; 
  • Producing meaningful ways to display and disseminate data including creating meaningful data tables, effectively utilizing graphics and writing clear, concise final report; 
  • Maintaining a research bibliography in EndNote; and 
  • Completing other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in social science, public health or related field required; 5 or more years of directly relevant experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.
  • 3+ years of experience with
    • Statistical software required; SPSS with syntax and/or R preferred.
    • Social science or market research methods and analytical techniques is required.
    • Planning, developing, and maintaining longitudinal data sets.
    • Managing research data sets, conducting descriptive analyses, especially using survey data, and creating high quality, accurate data reports using Word or Excel.
    • Developing and maintaining data management documentation 
  • Strong organizational and project coordination skills with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of logistics.
  • Ability to decipher and organize large amounts of data.
  • An analytical mindset with superb communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to translate complex problems clearly and in nontechnical terms.
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams to properly deliver project-based solutions at both the strategic and detailed task level.
  • Established ability to prioritize and balance responsibilities for multiple time sensitive projects on deadline.
  • Desire to learn new skills and grow in position.