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Job Title: Staff Associate - Biostatistician / Data Scientist
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Organization: Columbia University
Posted: 1/19/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: New York,  NY    USA
Position Description: We are looking for a new person to join our research team as a Staff Associate.

For this full-time officer of research position, we seek a person with strong programming, data management, analytic, and communication skills to join our team in the assessment of national claims data, clinical registry data, and electronic health records (EHR), to evaluate drivers of outcomes, quality, and value for children with congenital heart disease.

The position is responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigator (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the Pediatric Heart Center to 1) support execution of sponsored research projects and 2) analyze / troubleshoot internal registry data to identify areas to improve care delivery.

We are looking for a person with experience and graduate training related to health care delivery, public health, and/or the financing of the United States health system.

The ideal candidate will have had some experience working with health administrating/insurance claims data and/or electronic health records. While the position requires technical skills, we are particularly looking for a person passionate about for making the health system work more efficiently and effectively for children and in growing as a member of our team. The person hired would participate in designing applied research and conducting related analyses.

No prior knowledge of congenital heart disease is required, but a desire to learn and to join a team aimed at improving quality and value of care for children with complex chronic conditions is a must.

Job Responsibilities: • Participate in developing research designs, analytic plans, and communicating results • Develop programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data • Import and clean raw datasets and evaluate data quality • Perform statistical analyses according to the study design (e.g., hierarchical modeling, survival analyses, weighted analyses, difference-in-difference, simulation, etc.) • Accurately and appropriately interpret and communicate results • Detect and address issues in data and analytic results • Clearly communicate processes used and results achieved, and suggest new and alternative approaches • Assist in writing and editing manuscripts for publication • Cultivate deep familiarity with methodological approaches and data

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:

• To qualify you must have a Masters degree in public health, health care administration, economics, statistics, computer science, or a related quantitative area • 2-5 years relevant experience (can be before or during Masters training) • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and a desire to grow as a member of the team • Attention to detail • Ability to manage complex research and analyses • Strong analytic, organizational, and time management skills • Proficiency in STATA, SAS, R, or other statistical programs

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

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Closing Date: 11/30/2018
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Contact Name: Katrina Golub,  Staff Associate
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