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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Data Quality Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position

If you want to help pharmaceutical researchers and healthcare providers improve the quality of drugs, and you have experience managing data quality, then the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) wants to talk with you!

We have an immediate opening for a Data Quality Manager in our Digital and Innovation Group. USP’s Digital and Innovation Division’s mission is to define and build digital products, standards, and solutions aligned with stakeholder needs. This position supports various data management projects across USP in tactical and operational roles and will be responsible for developing and implementing data quality efforts within projects and in an operational setting to meet USP’s data quality monitoring and management objectives. The incumbent will help establish a data quality program at USP as part of our digital strategy and risk management initiatives and will collaborate closely with a growing interdepartmental and interdisciplinary team of data scientists and engineers, across the organization. Long-term DQ effort aligned with vision…

For over 200 years, USP has worked as an independent, scientific nonprofit organization to build trust where it matters most: in the world's medicines, dietary supplements, and foods. Through our rigorous science and the public quality standards we set, USP builds trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. With USP’s unique mix of rigorous scientific research, exceptional world-wide brand recognition, and a rapidly evolving suite of digital products and services, the successful applicant can make a tangible contribution to USP’s mission of protecting patient safety and improving the health of people around the world.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Key position for data quality profiling and exploratory data analysis of data assets across USP’s data asset portfolio – identifying opportunities for data management initiatives.

  • Contributing team member to Data Quality improvement programs across USP, including but not limited to performing data quality assessments, root cause analysis, monitoring and improvement planning, implementation, and report development.

  • Works with technical teams to translate end-user requirements for data quality into functional requirements, develops data quality key performance indicators (KPIs) and data quality reports to monitor data quality of critical data elements.

  • Solid understanding of current data governance topics

  • Knowledgeable and experienced in data issues such as data quality, reference data, etc.

  • Ability to understand and create ERDs

  • Ensures that existing tools and processes that generate data are documented and understood

  • Seeks and flags opportunities to enhance data quality and reduce quality risks throughout the data lifecycle

  • Collaborate with other Data Integration Office staff as needed to advance overall data quality initiatives at USP.

  • Create technical design documents.

  • Define workflow, security, and integration requirements.

  • Effectively communicate insights to internal and external stakeholders

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field, or equivalent relevant experience.

  • At least five (5) years of hands-on experience in data quality, data analysis, or data science.

  • Experience supporting or implementing data governance processes and policies across an organization.

  • Intermediate SQL expertise

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Data Management Professional (DAMA International) preferred

  • Prior Master Data Management or MDH project experience is highly desirable

  • Demonstrated ability to support and execute the design-review life cycle of a digital product.

  • Ability and desire to work well with diverse employees and customers in a cooperative and friendly manner.

  • Basic to intermediate Tableau experience for report generation

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Science (Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, etc.) background a plus

  • Ability to thrive in a results-oriented environment with a strong customer service orientation and operate collaboratively at all levels of the organization in a highly technical environment

  • Ability to operate independently where appropriate, yet understands when to escalate issues and how to establish effective working relationships in a team setting

Supervisory Responsibilities


COVID Provisions

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021, are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Information Technology

Job Type Full-Time