Employment Opportunities

Data Coordinator

Reporting to the Associate Director, Data Management, the Data Coordinator is responsible for database design programming, data structure documentation, SAS® quality check programming, developing user manuals and generating queries for clinical research data collected in surveillance and/or clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Document data quality procedures and provide effective communication to management on project status, performance, and other issues.
  • Ensure all data are recorded accurately and per protocol according to conventions in the data management plan using various electronic data capture platforms (e.g., REDCap, Dacima).
  • Assist in resolving coding discrepancies resulting from coding medical history, adverse events, procedures, and medicinal products; conduct all data cleanup procedures, including generating queries and resolving discrepancies.
  • Establish the SAS® programming needs for a project and develop work plans to deliver SAS® outputs for Clinical Data Management and Clinical Study Reports; write, validate and maintain SAS® programs and macros to generate SAS® datasets; develop edit checks in SAS®; transform various formats (e.g. Excel, csv, ASCII) received from both internal and external sources into SAS® datasets and transport files.
  • Write and execute data management plans according to protocol timelines; work with project team members to meet project deliverables and timelines for clinical statistical programming and reporting.
  • Oversee the quality control of the data throughout the course of each study ensuring that all work performed by study staff adheres to policies and standards.


Post-secondary education in a related field with a minimum of 2 years of related experience (or equivalent combination of training and experience) is required. Experience with electronic data capture systems is required; knowledge of and previous experience using SAS is an asset. Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail. An understanding of research ethics, in concept and practice, is an asset. Excellent demonstrated time management skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project) is required.

Full job description and application

We ask that all interested applicants please apply though the Dalhousie website using the link above.