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Job Title: Research Data Analyst
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Organization: Veterans Affairs, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Posted: 2/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA   
Compensation: GS11-GS12
Position Description: The Seattle ERIC is recruiting a part or full-time position that will support the large, national epidemiologic research studies within the ERIC as well as smaller- scale, investigator-initiated studies. The Research Data Analyst will work closely with the Center’s Senior Data Manager, Biostatisticians, and scientific and administrative personnel in the conduct of observational epidemiologic studies addressing environmental/occupational exposures, pharmacotherapy, and genetics/genomics.

Primary responsibility will be to identify appropriate data elements from VA data sources, extract the items needed and create data sets to be used to answer specific research questions. Additional responsibilities may include mentoring staff, consulting with investigators about available VA data resources, and keeping abreast of new technologies needed to support the ERIC’s future scientific and data needs.

Key duties may include: • In conjunction with investigators and staff, identify key data elements from national and local VA data sources and create analytic files for staff epidemiologists and biostatisticians • Design complex data extract systems and write supporting documentation • Create data specifications and mentor less-experienced staff as required • Design and create relational databases, tables and files to meet the needs of study staff and support ongoing national projects • Curate large genomic datasets, and extract study data from these as required • Manage, administer, and ensure security, maintenance and operations of data files and database systems • Validate incoming study data from field sites • Troubleshoot data issues uncovered by staff • Update and maintain data from past epidemiologic studies

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of a masters- level degree in a scientific field or equivalent professional experience working with relational databases. Applicant must be proficient in SQL and either R/Bioconductor or SAS, and have experience working with healthcare data. Excellent data management, programming and communication skills are required. Also imperative are the ability to work effectively in a team setting and be flexible and adaptable as needs, priorities, and timelines change.

Desired qualifications include 3 or more years of health data analysis and/or programming experience, including working within a Unix/Linux environment. Familiarity with VA data systems, files and data security, knowledge of genomic data and formatting, and experience with Hadoop environments and Python programming are all pluses.

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-12 range.

Organization Description: The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a Research Data Analyst to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality epidemiologic investigations using large, complex health data to address Veteran health issues.

Closing Date: 5/8/2018
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Contact Name: N/A N/A,  Research Data Analyst
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Seattle   WA  98018
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  Seattle   WA  98018
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How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, preference will be given to materials received by March 1, 2018.

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