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Job Title: Data Analyst
Job Number: 8835
Organization: Drexel Urban Health Collaborative
Posted: 3/20/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Philadelphia,  PA    USA
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience
Position Description: We are seeking a Data Analyst to oversee data and analytical aspects of a large, multi-site, international urban health research project involving several institutions across the United States and several countries in Latin America.

Key aims of the project are (1) to study the links between urban environments and health using a newly created longitudinal database; (2) to conduct policy evaluation in partnership with stake holders; (3) to use systems approaches to evaluate potential policy impacts; and (4) to conduct dissemination and outreach to scientists, the public and policy makers.

The project is based at the Urban Health Collaborative at the Dornsife School of Public Health and directed by Ana V. Diez Roux. The Data Analyst will work closely with the study Principal Investigator, the Data and Methods Lead, the Director of Data and Analysis, and the Project Manager of the Salud Urbana en Latin America (SALURBAL) project to oversee all data and analytical aspects of the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate the compilation, harmonization and linkage of multiple diverse datasets from various cities in Latin America, including mortality, survey, cohort, hospital discharge and other datasets as necessary; interact with local data teams to acquire, process, and harmonize data.

Coordinate the geo-referencing of multiple datasets and the linkage of data to geographic data in collaboration with GIS experts on the team and at the country sites.

Coordinate linkage of country-specific or neighborhood data with data compiled by the resource cores or other entities associated with the project.

Develop and maintain detailed documentation for all data.

Develop and manage a process to provide access to data for various project Investigators.

Track data requests and ensure data confidentiality as necessary.

Conduct data analyses including multilevel and longitudinal analyses under the direction of the Principal Investigator or other project Co-Investigators.

Provide analytical consultation to Investigators and local country staff on various statistical analyses and assist with specific data analyses as indicated by the Principal Investigator.

Assist students, postdocs and other trainees with various data and analytical aspects related to the project.

Coordinate and manage a central data repository for the study and facilitate the transition to a public resource as the project develops.

Leading, supervising, coordinating, and implementing various activities related to the compilation, processing, documentation, and analysis of various data sources (including longitudinal data) that can be used to categorized and study various urban health issues, including longitudinal studies of neighborhood health effects.

Qualifications: Masters in statistics, biostatistics or related quantitative field.

3+ years of experience managing and analyzing data for complex multi-site research. Very detail oriented, extremely organized, and comfortable with multitasking. Possess excellent oral, written, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Advanced data compilation and data management skills. Experience supervising trainees and other analysts. Team oriented and experience working with diverse groups of investigators and trainees.

Outstanding knowledge of SAS or Stata, working knowledge or ability to quickly learn other statistical programs as needed.

Ample experience with complex analyses including longitudinal and multilevel; experience with spatial analyses highly desirable.

Experience drafting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Fluent knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese highly desirable.

Organization Description: The mission of the Drexel Urban Health Collaborative is to improve health in cities by increasing scientific knowledge and public awareness of urban health challenges and opportunities, and by identifying and promoting actions and policies that improve population health and reduce health inequities.

Salud Urbana en América Latina (SALURBAL), Urban Health in Latin America, is a five-year project launched in April 2017. The Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health and partners throughout Latin America and in the United States are working together to study how urban environments and urban policies impact the health of city residents throughout Latin America. Their findings will inform policies and interventions to create healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable cities worldwide. SALURBAL is funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of its Our Planet, Our Health initiative, which focuses on research examining the connections between the environment and human health.

Closing Date: 6/20/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Claire Slesinski,  Data Analyst
Contact Location: 3600 Market Street
7th Floor
Philadelphia   PA  19104
United States
Contact Location: 3600 Market Street
  7th Floor
  Philadelphia   PA  19104
  United States
Contact Phone: 2673596296 
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How to Apply: Apply to requisition 8835 at, direct link to posting: quickFind=83195

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