The Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatric Services Research is seeking an individual with a strong background in statistics to join its biostatistics and data management unit. This position will be filled either as a Senior Research Analyst or Lead Research Analyst dependent upon the chosen candidate's qualifications. The role in this program is an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of mental health services researchers who conduct epidemiological, economic, and clinical research. The Division collects data for multiple research studies looking at severe and persistent mental illnesses and its relationship to different variables including family issues, quality of care, and somatic issues, such as diabetes, obesity, HIV and hepatitis. The position will be responsible for attending research meetings, preparing data for analysis, determining the appropriate statistical analyses to answer the research question and running those analyses. Data sets range from small pilot studies to the analysis of large secondary data sets such as U.S. Census or Medicaid data extracts. Analyses will be conducted in SAS and STATA. The position will be responsible for preparing statistical reports, graphs, and charts. They will also provide detailed oral explanations of the results when necessary. The position will be supporting the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts through both the analysis of data and the written description of the analytic procedures.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 10 vacation days, 11 personal and holidays, 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
This is a Full-Time, Contractual Position
Selected candidate will be ranked based on the following criteria
Senior Research Analyst: Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research; and two (2) years related experience in a research environment required. A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.*
Lead Research Analyst: Bachelor's degree in Sociology, Psychology, Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, Information Management, Social Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science, or in a field of study related to the research; and three (3) years of related experience in a research environment including two (2) years in the relevant research specialization. A unique combination of education and experience may be considered.*
Preferred Experience: Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel preferred.
*Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to design the research study's data collection procedures and warehousing.
Ability to understand and utilizes scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Knowledge of theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings.
Skilled in using measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills.
Excellent time management, organizational, and verbal skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team and independently perform or lead research activities.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Ability to work on multiple projects and be able to develop good rapport with all levels of research staff.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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