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Job Title: Senior Research Programmer/Analyst
Job Number: 1125978
Organization: Dartmouth College
Posted: 7/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Lebanon,  NH    USA
Compensation: $76,800 - $96,000
Position Description: Programming and Dataset Development

Independently identifies appropriate data sources, extracts, and combines data across sources. Designs, develops and implements programming/analytic specifications for specific projects. Mentors Research Programmer/Analyst I & II in the development and implementation of programming/analytic specifications.

Independently summarizes and delivers results of data linkage activities to research team(s) in reports including results of inclusion/exclusion criteria applied to extracted/combined datasets, flowcharting datasets used to develop extracts, and other requested summary reports. Mentors Research Programmer/Analyst I & II in the development and implementation of data linkage reporting.

Independently merges, transforms, and manipulates dataset structure for optimum analytic structure. Initiates communication and obtains agreement with the research team on any and all data/research method decisions before implementation.

Research, Development and Infrastructure Activities

Provides oversight for and independently prepares written and oral reports from the results of the dataset development and disseminates results to research team in a timely manner. Proactively prepares for and engages thoughtfully in research project discussions about the research concepts and goals. Asks questions to help facilitate a strong foundational understanding of the research project. Develops and provides mentorship in the development and maintenance of documentation of research projects including, but not limited to, data dictionaries/libraries, programming/analytic specifications, inclusion/exclusion criteria flowcharts/matrices, and headers to ensure replication. Provides mentorship for and independently reviews, builds and maintains library of internal and external literature on the research project background to further understand the research concepts and check results. Independently categorizes literature based on applicability to project and summarizes findings for presentation to the research team. Oversees the data and system infrastructure activities conducted by data management, including the processing of data, data QC, implementation of directory best practices, and troubleshooting.

Qualifications: Required

Master’s degree in public health, statistics, or related field. 5-7 years of professional experience in statistics, data management, epidemiology or related field. 3-5 years demonstrated experience managing complex data systems and mentoring junior research programmers/analysts. 3-5 years demonstrated experience in health services research and claims data required. Advanced SAS knowledge, including demonstrated experience using SAS functions, development of SAS macros, merging large datasets, and modeling.


Extensive understanding of rigorous and efficient research design, implementation and analytic methodologies, particularly around health services research. Other statistical software and/or programming languages (i.e. SPSS, STATA, R, Python). Demonstrated data management and statistical methodology expertise. Ability to work independently, taking initiative to advance methods and studies proactively. Demonstrated claims data expertise with knowledge and understanding of other types of data preferred. Proven ability to effectively mentor analytic activities, interacting with all levels of staff, management and executive leadership both internally and externally. Proven ability to use sound judgement when interacting with internal and external collaborators. Outstanding interpersonal, oral & written communication skills.

Organization Description: Dartmouth embraces diverse, energetic, and talented people who are driven to grow and succeed. Influenced by its distinctive New England setting and heritage, Dartmouth embodies a pioneering commitment to “making a difference” in a community whose members work together to create knowledge, connect to the world, and further their sense of identity and direction.

Closing Date: 11/26/2018
Desired Starting Date: 7/26/2018
Contact Name: Stephanie Tomlin,  Director of Operations, Data Analytic Core
Contact Location:

Hanover   NH  
United States
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  Hanover   NH  
  United States
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