May 10, 2023

Research Data Management Specialist

  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Hybrid (On-site preferred; remote will be considered)
Full time Child/Adolescent Clinical Discrimination Epidemiology Health Health Disparities Prejudice Quantitative Statistics Traumatic Stress/Adversity

Job Description

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for a full-time Research Data Management Specialist position in Dr. Brian Feinstein’s lab. The overarching goals of Dr. Feinstein’s lab are: (1) to advance research on the role of stigma-related stress in the development and maintenance of mental and behavioral health problems among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations across the lifespan; and (2) to develop and test interventions to improve SGM health. The Research Data Management Specialist will contribute to an NIMH-funded study examining the longitudinal and daily associations among sexual orientation-related rejection, rejection sensitivity, and mental health in a diverse cohort of sexual minority adolescents. For more information about Dr. Feinstein’s lab, please visit:

The Research Data Management Specialist will oversee the development of data collection tools (e.g., programming surveys) and the construction and maintenance of databases, including checking and cleaning data, writing syntax (e.g., for scoring measures), assisting with data analysis, preparing and submitting data to the NIMH Data Archive, and facilitating data sharing agreements. If desired, there will be opportunities to contribute to conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.

Start date: Flexible; June or July 2023 preferred

Term: 2 years, pending successful performance in Year 1 (with the possibility of extending the position beyond 2 years)

Location: On-site preferred; remote will be considered

Salary:  $23.46 an hour ($45,760 annually)

To apply, please submit a CV/resume and a cover letter including:

  • A description of your interest in the position and relevant experiences;
  • Contact information for 2-3 references (references will only be contacted if you are invited for an interview)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education, is a graduate-level health sciences university situated on an attractive 85-acre campus in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 40 miles north of the city of Chicago and 50 miles south of Milwaukee. As such, the University benefits from active collaborations with local hospitals, as well as academic institutions in both cities. The campus is shared with the North Chicago VA Medical Center and the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, both of which provide the University with potential research and clinical training resources.

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science offers equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, housing status, genetic information, source of income or military status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. People of color, LGBTQ individuals, and members of other minoritized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop data collection tools (e.g., program surveys)
  • Oversee the construction and maintenance of databases
  • Check and clean data
  • Write syntax (e.g., for scoring measures)
  • Assist with data analysis
  • Submit data to the NIMH Data Archive
  • Facilitate data sharing agreements
  • Assist with other project-related tasks as needed

Conditions of Employment

  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Must have proof of COVID 19 vaccination with booster or a university approved exemption

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in social/behavioral/health sciences or a related field (e.g., psychology, public health, epidemiology, data science)
  • Experience conducting social/behavioral/health sciences research
  • Experience with programming surveys
  • Experience with data management and analysis

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Ability to program surveys
  • Ability to process (e.g., clean, score) data
  • Ability to analyze quantitative data
  • Proficiency in the use of SPSS and R
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills, including time management
  • Strong leadership and management skills 
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with sexual and gender minority populations
  • Experience managing complex (e.g., longitudinal) data
  • Experience in the use of other statistical software (e.g., Mplus)
  • Experience with computer programming (e.g., Java)
  • Experience using mobile data collection software (e.g., MetricWire)

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets


Rosalind Franklin University


Department of Psychology

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