This position partners with clients to design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions regarding data management and analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, data analysis and management reporting. This role utilizes software to generate metrics and develops actionable recommendations. Collaborates with various function teams such as marketing, research, and IT to achieve business results.
The Department of Preventive Medicine (DPM) is currently recruiting a statistical analyst to join a highly collegial academic environment in our Division of Epidemiology. Responsibilities will include collaboration with biostatistics and epidemiology faculty and research investigators on the analysis of clinical, epidemiological, and basic science projects under the direction of a faculty member. Duties include importing data, selecting appropriate statistical methods, conducting and summarizing analyses, and preparing tables and figures for presentations and publications. Projects include both short term collaborations and long term research efforts.
- Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
- Assist in development of statistical analysis plans
- Reviews reports before presentation to ensure quality and accuracy.
- Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology
- 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.
- 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.
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- Infrastructure (extends across applications): Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
- Programming Languages and Frameworks: SAS
- Compliance: HIPAA, IRB
- Analytical: critical thinking, data modeling, database design/ data structure, Debugging, decision making, judgment, problem solving
- Project: Code documentation, collaboration and teamwork, organizational skills, planning, workflow development & documentation
- Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or epidemiology; or equivalent level of education or experience
- Proficiency with SAS programming and data management and analysis
- Commitment to writing clean, well-documented code
- Ability to work independently to efficiently accomplish specific responsibilities
- Knowledge of medical/institutional research procedures
- Working knowledge of medical/research terminology
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
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.