Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $43,871- $60,402 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday through Friday Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 60004105-Health Policy & Management -METRC Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Research Data Analyst will support research data collection and management activities as part of a coordinating center for a consortium conducting clinical trials in the area of orthopaedic trauma. Primary responsibilities are as follows:
Manage datasets/variables and perform data cleaning
Merge, create and recode variables to prepare data for analyses.
Develop data cleaning programs for new forms and run data cleaning programs for existing forms.
Develop and implement data quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results.
Create analysis datasets for use by other investigators.
Develop analytical code for use in a highly collaborative environment.
Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis data sets and related files.
Perform and document analyses on large, complex datasets using statistical software packages. Work with investigators to in the performance of analyses.
Create tables and figures in publication-quality form summarizing the results of statistical analyses and present results orally to study investigators.
Serve as a quality control checkpoint person for analyses when needed
Responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of data during data processing.
Proactively seek to improve or optimize workflow and discuss with coordinator/supervisor as appropriate.
Communicate with the Director of Informatics regularly with respect to data quality related issues.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field and 3 years related experience required. Programming experience preferred;
Operational experience with web-based data management systems;
Prior experience with relational database management systems (RDBMS), including MySQL;
Basic command line proficiency with Linux operating systems;
Strong programming and technical documentation skills;
Understanding of data security issues;
Basic server management knowledge;
Proficiency with content management systems and web-based collaboration tools;
Good interpersonal and writing skills and the ability to present ideas to colleagues in both technical and non-technical roles;
Critical thinking and analytical reasoning abilities;
Keen attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple and competing priorities are a must.
Master's degree in related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience preferred. The candidate should have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills. Excellent programming skills in SAS, Stata, R, or equivalent statistical package required. The applicant must have worked with large data sets, creating programs and generating tables.
Prior data management and analysis experience strongly preferred. Prior collaborative research experience a plus. Experience working with data close to the point of data generation or collection is desirable.
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