Department: MED-Preventive Medicine Salary/Grade: EXS/8
Northwestern University Data Analysis and Coordinating Center (NUDACC) of the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) is recruiting a Master's-level data scientist/statistical analyst to join a highly collegial academic environment in the expanding Division of Biostatistics in FSM's Department of Preventive Medicine. Responsibilities will include collaboration with biostatistics faculty and research investigators on large-scale data harmonization and the analysis of clinical and epidemiological projects under the direction of doctoral-level biostatisticians (faculty). Specific opportunities for collaborations are with the Dementia Risk Pooling Project, led by a faculty member in DPM’s Division of Epidemiology. Duties will include complex data harmonization over multiple cohort studies; querying, extracting, managing and analyzing multiple, complex datasets; ensuring data integrity, quality, and timeliness of results; data preparation for public access; overseeing the deployment of reporting and analytical solutions; and statistical analyses of accumulating data. Level of appointment and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience and education.
Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
Provides consultation to customers on appropriate data management, methodological issues and statistical analyses.
Collaborates with technical staff explaining needs of functional users. Serve on committees related to data structure and governance.
Assist in development of data management and statistical analysis plans
Reviews reports before presentation to ensure quality and accuracy.
Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology
Defines, develops and communicates new standards and best practices.
Maintains study databases; runs ad hoc queries and analyses
Cleans and organizes data in preparation for analysis
Prepares and edits data summaries on a weekly basis
Help interpret results and write reports; prepares tables, figures, and graphs for publications and presentations.
Develops queries and quality metrics.
Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex statistical analysis.
Determines data structure for local datasets.
Develops and documents standards for data quality and regulatory compliance pertaining to reporting.
Ensures quality and compliance by reviewing reports
Perform range, logic and consistency checks, reporting errors when necessary.
Prepare analysis programs and reports to monitor data accrual and quality
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 years data analysis/report writing or similar experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Proficiency with SAS or R, and SQL, programming for data management and analysis
Commitment to writing clean, well-documented code
Ability to work independently to efficiently accomplish specific responsibilities
COW - Communicates effectively one-to-one, or in small groups.
PRS - Strong organization and problem solving skills
Master’s degree in data science, biostatistics or statistics; or equivalent level of education or experience.
Experience with Github - preferred but not required
Experience with SQL or similar
Experience with managing and analyzing longitudinal cohort data
Experience working with electronic health record data – preferred but not required
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities):
Proficiency with Stata or Python in addition to R and SAS
Proficiency in REDCap
Proficiency in database design
Proficiency in R Markdown, knitR, or LaTex – preferred, but not required
Knowledge of medical/institutional research procedures
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 39557
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.