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Job Title: Research Associate
Job Number:
Organization: UNC@CH
Posted: 7/13/2018
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chapel HIll,  NC    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: A Research Associate (data specialist) with a demonstrated background in analytic data mining of large health care related datasets. This position is needed to join a rapidly growing team that supports research studies in UNC Lineberger by manipulating very large datasets. This person will play a key role in the data management and development of analytic datasets for statistical analyses and interpretation of very large secondary data sets for retrospective, observational studies.

Qualifications: Completion of a Master’s degree plus experience or Bachelor’s with a minimum of 5 years of experience in computer science, engineering, mathematics, operations research, statistics, biostatistics, or other related field. Required: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in data mining of large linked health care research datasets (1 million observations; 1000 variables; complex joins; entity relationships). Certification in SAS Base, SAS Advanced and experience with SQL (MySQL or SAS Proc SQL); knowledge of Oracle, Hadoop or other large data management solutions is a plus. Demonstrated skill and experience with large data manipulation, algorithms, advanced math, or statistical modeling. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail, data accuracy, and documentation. Strongly Preferred: Experience with administrative claims data (e.g., Medicare, BCBS), clinical trials data, registry, or cancer surveillance data. Experience with outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research. Very strong communication and interpersonal skills; ability to synthesize data from multiple sources; experience working on projects that requires multi-level coordination. Strong customer service skills and service orientation. Preferred: Experience designing and developing automated analytic software, techniques, and algorithms. Experience with statistical software (Stata, R, Winbugs). Familiarity with and or experience in statistical modeling, management of missing data, and censoring truncation.

Organization Description: The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, founded in 1975, is one of 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country. The Center’s mission is to reduce cancer occurrence and death in North Carolina and the nation through research, treatment, training and outreach.

Closing Date: 10/13/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Stephanie Sykes,  HR Consultant
Contact Location: 450 West Drive

Chapel HIll   NC  27599
United States
Contact Location: 450 West Drive
 
  Chapel HIll   NC  27599
  United States
Contact Phone: 9194454154 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: Stephanie_sykes@unc.edu
Web Address: http://www.unclineberger.org
How to Apply: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/144305

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