Public Health Job Opportunities

Statistical Data Analyst/Programmer

We are currently looking for a candidate to fill the position of Statistical Data Analyst/Programmer here at the Center for Administrative Data Research in Saint Louis, Missouri. Interested candidates should apply at https://jobs.wustl.edu, Job ID #33151.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The individual in this position provides data management and programming expertise for the Institute for Clinical Translational Sciences (ICTS) Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR).  The studies will primarily use individual and longitudinal administrative billing and claims data.

 

The analyst will work in collaboration with project and CADR staff. Position will perform complex data management and programming tasks using primarily administrative datasets, including identifying eligible subjects and admissions, complex merging, aggregating, and transposing files.  The analyst will regularly attend project meetings to understand the data management needs of project investigators and to present findings.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

-Develop and implement code to create working datasets for analysis and report findings using SAS statistical analysis software, including generation of tables and graphs, editing and reporting. Attend project meetings for subsequent analytic procedures.

-Assist in developing a library of standard programming code for modification by other investigators. Create efficient programming code, with sufficient comments to be user friendly. Perform thorough quality control checks on all programming code to verify accuracy. Thoroughly document all data.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

– Bachelor or Master’s degree in Public Health, Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field with minimum one to two years work-experience, preferably in a clinical or health services research environment. Demonstrated database programming expertise.

– Knowledge of research designs and analytical strategies with experience in programming and database management. Strong skills and relevant experience in development of efficient programming algorithms and demonstrated analytic ability. Understanding of health care data and medical terminology preferred.

– Competency and experience navigating a local area network. A minimum of one year experience and expertise in SAS. Working knowledge of commonly used operating systems, including Windows and Linux preferred.

– Strong, effective, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to communicate with senior level staff and investigators about data fields and coding algorithms, complex issues and analytic results with clarity.

– Excellent organizational skills. Ability to maintain a complex set of data management tasks, monitor quality, and prioritize workflow. Ability to work effectively while balancing competing demands of multiple projects. Attention to detail and accuracy in editing, recordkeeping, etc. Ability to collaborate with others and work with senior investigators on data management, including MD and PhD students, staff, and professors.

– Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff with varying degrees of technical sophistication. Willingness to follow data management conventions set by the center leadership. Ability to learn and independently perform new applications and procedures.

 

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