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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Data Analyst.
The Department of Population Health at NYU School of Medicine seeks a Data Analyst to work in close concert with the Director of Metrics and Analytics to develop, improve and maintain an interactive website to track health and health-related metrics at the city level, the City Health Dashboard. The goal of this major initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is to scale the pilot version of the City Health Dashboard (which currently has data for 4 cities) to become a vital resource for all 500 cities (70,000 population) across the United States. This position will entail extensive review of data at the federal and city levels; evaluating less commonly used data sets for creating novel health metrics; geocoding data; and calculating robust health-related metrics that align with city boundaries.
The analyst should have significant database management and statistical programming skills (SAS or R). A background in small area estimation and spatial statistics is required. Other requisite skills and training include the use of ArcGIS and specifically batch geocoding. Experience using the Spatial Analyst, Networking, and Spatial Clustering toolboxes is an advantage. The employee must have strong organizational skills with the ability to carry out a variety of directed tasks.
Retrieving and evaluating federal, city, and commercial data for use in the City Health Dashboard with attention to issues of sample size, bias, and timeliness
Assisting in the development, calculation, and validation of new health metrics
Geocoding data to municipal boundaries and generating municipal-level estimates of all health metrics, applying smoothing and small area estimation techniques as necessary
Documenting work flows and methodological challenges involved in generating municipal-level estimates
Maintaining and updating databases on an ongoing basis; archiving, cataloging, and annotating datasets to build a common library of materials for use by project team members
Assisting in preparing journal articles, reports, and policy briefs
Other analytic or research tasks as necessary
To qualify you must have a -A masters degree in a quantitative field (biostatistics, health economics) required
2-3 years experience in an analytics role with database management experience
Familiarity with commonly used community health metrics
Skilled in SAS or R statistical software and ArcGIS or QGIS geospatial software
The position is well suited for an applicant with quantitative training in health-related research, including public health, public policy, health economics, and spatial epidemiology
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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