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Weill Cornell Medical College Data Management Specialist / Temporary in New York, New York

Position Summary

Under direction, provides assistance to the Weill Cornell Medicine Library efforts and coordinates technical and accounting aspects of the Data Core. This role also assists in management of library scientific software licensing and subscriptions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Interfaces with end-users of data core and tests their environment to ensure that they have the tools they need and can access the data to which they are provisioned.

  • Establishes and tracks project budget expenditures.

  • Tracks software licenses used within the Data Core and WCM research community, and explores new software capabilities and costs.

  • Updates content on the departmental website.

  • Writes technical documentation for end-users and modifies instructions as technological iterations or access privileges require.

  • Manages data governance documentation to ensure protocol adherence.

  • Gives the approval to provision a user once the IRB or other data use agreement is in place. Identifies the de-provisioning of users immediately if a protocol expires.

  • Coordinates the source data import from the users to set up appropriate data in the data core to begin a project and tracks the progress of each project set up.

  • Creates surveys to gather end-user data and composes survey results.

  • Tracks the projects within the data core, manages resource allocation between projects, and oversees the decommissioning of projects once they close.

  • Manages regular monthly communication to Data Core users an Principal Investigators for system patching.

  • Performs testing on potential new data core solutions, including proof of concept of using Cloud services for Data Core.

  • Reviews non-PHI data exports to ensure that data is permitted to be transferred out of the Data Core environment.

  • Completes security attestations for researchers to procure confidential datasets.

  • Provides assistive administrative support services for the library, including deaccessioning books/journals, tracking funds expenditures, mail services, statistical data analysis, and augmenting the library‚Äôs support of its research community.

  • Provides library support activities including the receipt and processing of new materials, matching purchase orders with invoices and follow-up with publishers/vendors regarding incomplete/defective or inaccessible information.


  • High School Diploma


Bachelor's Degree in Science or Computer Science preferred.

Approximately 2 years of prior related experience.

Preferred candidate should have an understanding of technical terminology with regard to the relationship between servers, storage, firewalls, computing resources, and system permissions.

Familiarity with relational databases, python or R scripting languages, will be beneficial to the role.

Preferred candidate will have received training in accounting and/or budget management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service to Data Core users in troubleshooting functional and technical issues.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.