Research Data Statistical Analyst

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Urology-414101
Working Title Research Data Statistical Analyst
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0003501
Position ID 20031583
Posting Open Date 01/07/2019
Application Deadline 02/04/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 02/01/2019
Position Summary

This new position is needed for multiple research studies in the Department of Urology in conjunction with the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The primary purpose of this position is the management and analysis of primary health outcomes data and large secondary healthcare databases. This position will assist with the design, analysis and interpretation of diverse health services research studies, primarily using SAS and STATA. Together with UNC Urology faculty, this person will interface directly with clinical and research partners in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to help operationalize research questions, recommend and apply analytic approaches and assist with interpretation.

Educational Requirements

Completion of a Master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, systems engineering, or related Public Health degree is preferred OR Bachelor’s degree and at least five years working in health services or outcomes research required.

Qualifications and Experience

Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in methods appropriate for analysis of health and health outcomes. Demonstrated skill and experience with advanced SAS or STATA programming. Candidates with no previous SAS or STATA experience in the submitted application materials will not be considered. Strong skills in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods including survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, time-varying covariates and familiarity with pharmacoepidemiologic methods (propensity score analysis, instrumental variables), Bayesian models, missing data, bootstrapping, censoring/truncation. Expertise in documenting research decisions, assumptions, and steps applied in study analysis. A history of good communication and collaborative/interpersonal skills, and proactive team orientation.

Strongly preferred: Experience in cancer research and with analysis of registry, clinical trials and administrative claims data (e.g., Medicare); and management of large, linked datasets (e.g., 250,000+ observations; 1000+ variables).

Preferred: Experience with structural equation models, joinpoint regression, cost-effectiveness analysis, machine learning, microsimulation, and other statistical packages (e.g., R, SQL, treeage). Experience with survey data, patient-reported outcomes, or coded qualitative data.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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