Advertised Summary Job Description: GRANT FUNDED: The Department of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health seeks a Data Analyst who will work with a team of researchers in cancer research in the Department of Epidemiology and play an integral role in the analysis of data. S/he will help organize and maintain very large and complex databases and using statistical software, write programs, and interpret and analyze the output from these programs. Together with senior members of the research team, s/he will help draw conclusions, suggest new methods for analysis, help create presentations and supporting material for scholarly papers and proposals. The analyst will be expected to contribute to the decision for optimal study design and the proper use of statistical methodologies for studies.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree in biostatistics, statistics or computer science or equivalent in education and experience, plus two years of related experience.
The candidate selected for this position is required to undergo a full background check prior to a final offer of employment being made.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must have experience with large epidemiologic cohort studies, including database management for large-scale datasets. Must have experience with SAS, data analysis, including linear and logistic regression and non-parametric regression. Must be able to independently learn new statistical and epidemiologic methods to apply in observational studies. Must be detail-oriented, with excellent organizational, interpersonal, computer, data management, written and oral communication skills, and the ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality and diplomacy at all times.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in statistics is desirable, as is experience with software such as R, or STATA and 3 years programming experience. Ideally, the analyst should also have experience supervising others members of a research team.
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