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Oura is an award-winning and fast-growing startup that helps people track all stages of sleep and activity using the Oura Ring and connected app. By providing daily feedback and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles, we’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their sleep, understand their bodies, and transform their health. We’re on a mission to empower every person to own their inner potential, and we’re seeking candidates who want to make an impact on our journey.

We are looking for an experienced Research Data Engineer to join our Science team. You will work closely with the Head of Research Partnerships and Research Project Manager and will have a key role in Oura’s strategic research activities. You’ll oversee and ensure that Oura’s R&D and research partner data sets are organized, meet our QA/QC standards, are auditable and easily accessible by the appropriate stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be an independent, self-starter who will take initiative, see projects through to completion, and understands the unique priorities and demands of complex projects with multiple cross-functional stakeholders. Strong relationship building, communication, and leadership skills are essential as the Research Data Engineer will continuously work with new, external teams that have varying objectives and degrees of experience.

The Research Data Engineer also serves as an external company representative and will continuously utilize and refine the above stated soft skills as research and development partnerships often lead to independent validation, scientific publications, B2B sales, Enterprise sales, and additional research opportunities.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:

Master degree with 2+ years experience in clinical data management or related field
Bachelor degree with 4+ years experience in clinical data management or related field
Experience working with data from wearable devices / digital health technologies
Background in human clinical research
1+ year experience working in Python scripting language

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

Experience handling large datasets generated by wearable devices
Experience working with academic/industry research teams and managing vendors
Experience building, training, and managing a small team
Experience working with relational database using SQL
Demonstrated skill with basic coding to streamline data QA/QC
Familiar with scripting and automation
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Flexible to changing priorities, detail-oriented, works well under pressure and able to take on unfamiliar tasks
Manage data quality assessment / quality control (QA/QC) and audit
Experience working in a regulated environment. An expert understanding of relevant global regulatory requirements pertaining to data management, electronic records, etc.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

Working with research coordinators, algorithm engineers, data scientists and research scientists to ensure that we are collecting high quality data in our research studies
Providing oversight and direction of data management activities for all Oura research studies
Managing the entire data lifecycle of our research studies specifying data requirements, processes required, acceptance criteria, and data integrity inspection
Designing complete data management quality plan and offering solutions to address quality concerns
Designing, implementing, and reviewing database design specifications, edit checks, and case report forms based on study specification
Developing and maintaining data management related standard operating procedures as appropriate
Collaborating with team members and vendors to support the study set-up, maintenance, and project closeout of data management activities
Working with cross functional teams to plan and implement the data management needs for their studies
Generate automatic and manual queries, identifying and resolving inconsistencies in the output files
Support analysis of the data and the preparation of interim and final reports
The archiving of study databases and related documents
Be fluent in Oura’s research data and equipment capabilities

At Oura, we care about you and your wellbeing. Everyone at Oura has a ring of their own and are continually looking to improve their health and add to our benefits!

What we offer:

Competitive salary and equity
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Wellness benefits
Awesome San Francisco office
Flexible working hours + work-life balance
An Oura ring of your own
20 days of PTO
Amazing culture of collaborative and passionate coworkers

Oura is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals seeking employment at Oura are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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