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Job Title: Statistical Data Analyst/Programmer
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Organization: Washington University School of Medicine
Posted: 9/28/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Saint Louis,  MO    USA
Compensation: $46,113 - $58,801 annually
Position Description: The individual in this position provides data management and programming expertise for the Institute for Clinical Translational Sciences (ICTS) Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR). The studies will primarily use individual and longitudinal administrative billing and claims data.

The analyst will work in collaboration with project and CADR staff. Position will perform complex data management and programming tasks using primarily administrative datasets, including identifying eligible subjects and admissions, complex merging, aggregating, and transposing files. The analyst will regularly attend project meetings to understand the data management needs of project investigators and to present findings.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Develop and implement code to create working datasets for analysis and report findings using SAS statistical analysis software, including generation of tables and graphs, editing and reporting. Attend project meetings for subsequent analytic procedures. -Assist in developing a library of standard programming code for modification by other investigators. Create efficient programming code, with sufficient comments to be user friendly. Perform thorough quality control checks on all programming code to verify accuracy. Thoroughly document all data.

Qualifications: Bachelor or Master's degree in Public Health, Biology, Statistics, Computer Science, or related field with minimum one to two years work-experience, preferably in a clinical or health services research environment. Demonstrated database programming expertise.

Knowledge of research designs and analytical strategies with experience in programming and database management. Strong skills and relevant experience in development of efficient programming algorithms and demonstrated analytic ability. Understanding of health care data and medical terminology preferred.

Competency and experience navigating a local area network. A minimum of one year experience and expertise in SAS. Working knowledge of commonly used operating systems, including Windows and Linux preferred.

Strong, effective, written and oral communication and interpersonal skills required. Ability to communicate with senior level staff and investigators about data fields and coding algorithms, complex issues and analytic results with clarity.

Excellent organizational skills. Ability to maintain a complex set of data management tasks, monitor quality, and prioritize workflow. Ability to work effectively while balancing competing demands of multiple projects. Attention to detail and accuracy in editing, recordkeeping, etc. Ability to collaborate with others and work with senior investigators on data management, including MD and PhD students, staff, and professors.

Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff with varying degrees of technical sophistication. Willingness to follow data management conventions set by the center leadership. Ability to learn and independently perform new applications and procedures.

Organization Description: Washington University School of Medicine is a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research and education, our outstanding faculty members have contributed many discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The School of Medicine is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis.

The Center for Administrative Data Research (CADR), a core group of ICTS (the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University in St Louis), serves to provide leadership and training in the use of health services administrative data in clinical epidemiologic, health services and outcomes research

Closing Date: 12/28/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Anita Hellstrom,  Research Coordinator
Contact Location: 4523 Clayton Ave
Campus Box 8051
St Louis   MO  63110
United States
Contact Location: 4523 Clayton Ave
  Campus Box 8051
  St Louis   MO  63110
  United States
Contact Phone: 314-286-0850 
Contact Fax: 314-454-8294
Contact Email:
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How to Apply:, Job ID 37979

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