Durham, North Carolina

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Occupational Summary

The Xenon MRI Shared Resource (https://sites.duke.edu/driehuyslab/) at Duke University is recruiting a Data Manager to support magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research using hyperpolarized xenon gas imaging, a specialized technique for obtaining high-resolution 3D images of lung function. Our team is advancing this state of the art technology to ultimately help improve the care of patients with a wide range of pulmonary diseases.


The Data Manager will play a central role in managing and maintaining a variety of data used in support of research projects and clinical studies. The position will support multiple aspects of day-to-day lab operations, including coordinating analysis and QC of incoming datasets, data archival and retrieval, generating reports, and creating population-level datasets for statistical analysis. We acquire multiple scans per week which need to be processed and summarized to external stakeholders on an ongoing basis, so the Data Manager must have an attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, and the ability to track multiple deadlines and priorities.


There will also be opportunities to assist in polarizer operations, develop new data analysis software tools, and assist in larger projects in data analysis and quantification. Candidates should be versatile, creative, and enthusiastic about scientific research.  


Work Performed - Key Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate small team of analysts to ensure timely processing of incoming data. Perform regular QC and update status dashboards. Ensure data is stored properly for future retrieval. Perform image analysis as needed.
  2. Compile and store non-imaging study data from other sources (e.g. clinical measurements, demographic data) for use in creating analysis datasets
  3. Combine MRI and non-imaging data into study-level datasets for statistical analysis as needed
  4. Develop programs and scripts to streamline and automate various aspects of image analysis and data retrieval
  5. Assist with administrative work and project management for clinical studies with external sponsors
  6. Generate reports and figures from data as needed to support grants, publications, etc.
  7. Maintain and improve shared data and documentation infrastructure (network drive, Box, Slack, etc) 
  8. Assist in on-site operation of hyperpolarization equipment as needed
  9. Develop and participate in additional research projects as schedule and opportunities permit


Please send resume/CV and cover letter to david.mummy@duke.edu or contact him for questions.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative overview and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.       


Minimum Qualifications



Work requires an Associates in Computer Science or equivalent technical training, or non-technical Bachelor degree.



2 years data management, research or medical experience. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE



BS or equivalent degree in physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, statistics, or computer science.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate hands-on experience with data management and coding in R, Python, and/or MATLAB. Experience with SQL is a plus. Experience with quantitative image analysis is also particularly desirable.


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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