Under minimal supervision, the Research Data Analyst will support research programs at the Center for Child and Community Health Research through the implementation, oversight and coordination of protocols and collection of data for Baltimore-based demonstration projects. The individual will also be responsible for making important design and data analysis methodology recommendations for data analyses involving primary and secondary data. The individual will also be responsible for conducting the data analyses, providing interpretation of the results and for the reporting of the results as well as writing up the methods and results for scholarly publications. In summary, the range of duties includes, but is not limited to: day-to-day logistical oversight, supervision of data collection activities, data management, records management, and data analyses and dissemination of results.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
General knowledge of principles, concepts, and theory behind research; applies general analytical skills to oversee the logistical implementation of assigned projects, and to identify situations requiring special attention. Utilizing this knowledge, the Research Data Analyst will ensure adherence to research protocols, operating procedures, and all associated internal/external regulations.
Using working knowledge will develop recruitment tools for assigned study(s), which include protocol/study specific data collection forms, consent forms, and internal/external regulatory required materials (e.g. IRB, NIH, etc).
Utilizing working knowledge will assist in study design, will contribute in the development of standard operating procedures, and will recommend changes to operational procedures based on results and goals of a study(s).
Develop and maintain moderately complex tracking database/spreadsheet based on study requirements utilizing Excel, Access, or similar software applications. May use statistical software packages.
Develop data collection and analysis methodology, including defining in detail data requirements, data sources and proper data collection procedures, (e.g., computer programs, appropriate data fields, databases).
Develop and implement data collection quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results. Create/build and maintain databases, records and files.
Merge data, create and recode variables to prepare data for analyses.
Perform data analysis and interpretation, utilize knowledge of statistics and quantitative analysis.
Perform complex statistical analysis of data for evaluation purposes.
Prepare data reports and feedback for study sites.
Utilizing working knowledge of study(s) will participate in meetings to provide operational updates, report on any operational issues, and make recommendations for resolutions to new/outstanding operational issues.
Other responsibilities as assigned.