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Data Analyst

Company: Rutgers University
Location: New Brunswick
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Job Description:

Position DetailsRecruitment/Posting Title Data AnalystJob Category Staff & Executive - Information TechnologyDepartment Inst-Hth,Hth Care Pol&Agng ResOverviewRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.Rutgers University-New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state's most comprehensive intellectual resource-the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region's most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.Posting SummaryRutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Data Analyst for the Community Health and Aging Outcomes (CHAO) Lab, within the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research. The Data Analyst provides data analytic support to a large program of research and will construct statistically advanced programs in SAS and other software to allow analysis of data from large and sensitive healthcare administrative, assessment, and claims datasets. This position works with investigators and senior staff to implement statistical programming and data analyses for population health research.

  • Among the key duties of this position are the following:
  • Provides data, programming, analytical support, and manages the day-to-day operation of research projects (working closely with project manager to develop project workflows and data documentation).
  • Responsible for review and cleaning of data, constructing analytic variables, and documenting methods and procedures to facilitate data analysis and replication.
  • Applies and interprets appropriate statistical modeling methods; develop and maintain analytic work plans and documentation; and participate in preparation of results for journal publication.
  • Provides high level analytical, technical and methodological input to grant applications.
  • Extracts subsamples from larger administrative and/or survey datasets and merge or concatenate multiple data sets, as needed for further analysis, in accordance with project objectives.
  • Performs other duties as required in support of the lab's research mission.Position Status Full TimeHours Per WeekDaily Work ShiftFLSA ExemptGrade 06Position SalaryAnnual Minimum Salary 67333.000Annual Mid Range Salary 85227.000Annual Maximum Salary 103121.000Standard Hours 37.50Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)Payroll Designation PeopleSoftBenefitsInformation about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at: UnitTerms of Appointment Staff - 12 monthPosition Pension Eligibility ABPMinimum Education and Experience
    • Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, health informatics/IT, economics or a related field.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of data management and analysis experience in a social science, health services, or policy environment and/or training in advanced research methods.Certifications/LicensesRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
      • Proficiency with SAS statistical software and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential.
      • Ability to build and/or adapt complex programs (e.g., trajectories of care setting) for innovative uses; requires the ability to understand and revise sophisticated bio-statistical programming.
      • Ability to develop and maintain clear and organized methodological documentation.
      • Ability to effectively interpret supervisor's directions, and communicate progress and problems in a timely way.
      • Ability to exercise sound judgement in making critical decisions.
      • Capacity to create visually appealing and understandable presentation of data.
      • Exceptional organizational skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
      • Must work productively and cooperatively with project team members in a highly collaborative, supportive environment.
      • Must have exceptional time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines.
      • Possess strong "data hygiene" skills with an understanding of best practices for validating their own programs and output as well as being able to replicate and validate the work of other analysts.
      • Possess strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
      • Strong work ethic and problem-solving skills, who takes initiative and enjoys making sense of complex data, has strong attention to detail and scientific curiosity.
      • Good collaborator, with the ability and motivation to progress rapidly in assimilating and applying advanced techniques in statistical analysis and programming.Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience working with Medicare/Medicaid administrative, assessment, claims, encounter and other health utilization data.
        • Experience calculating quality measures and health indices (i.e. CMS or AHRQ Quality Indicators and Elixhauser comorbidity index).
        • Extensive knowledge of data management and manipulation using: SAS, Stata, SQL, Python, R, Excel, ArcGIS, Tableau).
        • Experience working within CMS VRDC and/or GitHub environment.Equipment Utilized
          • Software packages such as SAS, R, Stata, SPSS and other specialized software for statistical programming and complex data manipulation.Physical Demands and Work Environment
            • Office environment, including some telecommuting (must have ability to work productively from home)Special ConditionsPosting Number 20ST2287Posting Open Date 12/14/2020Special Instructions to ApplicantsRegional Campus Rutgers University-New BrunswickHome Location Campus Rutgers University - New BrunswickLocation DetailsNew Brunswick, NJ 08901Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
              • * Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics, health informatics/IT, economics or a related field?
                • Yes
                • No
                • * Do you have a minimum of five (5) years of data management and analysis experience in a social science, health services, or policy environment and/or training in advanced research methods?
                  • Yes
                  • NoApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
                    • Resume/CV
                    • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
                    • List of Professional References (contact Info)Optional Documents

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