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Job Title: Senior Research Analyst
Job Number: 1800018G
Organization: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Posted: 10/5/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Compensation: Commensurate
Position Description: The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Analyst (SRA). The SRA is responsible for conducting advanced analyses, preparing data sets, requesting, extracting and combining data from multiple platforms and providing other support of research activities and programs. The SRA is expected to interpret research data according to standardized methods and procedures and provide final interpretations to others.

The mission of the Division of Gerontology is to conduct research, teach and serve gateway to our extensive resources dedicated to improving the health and health care of older persons. Faculty members include both epidemiologic and clinical investigators who are taking gerontology research in exciting new directions.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

Essential Functions

Design and conduct quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, develop and write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions.
Develop and perform effective methods of data collection and assessment. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data. Develop methods and tools to ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
Establish and maintain database files, perform required data extraction through programming and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
Perform sophisticated data searches and exchanges among micro, mini, and mainframe-based statistical software applications to generate standard and customized reports using statistical applications. Demonstrate expertise in statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, and Excel.
Act in a lead role in the summarization and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting statistical information in the forms of tables, charts, or graphs. Review work of support staff and determines how analysis will be presented.
Communicate with provide updates regarding the most complex data collection, analysis, and reporting processes.
Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to less experience personnel in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research.

Experience: Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required.

Preferred Experience: Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel preferred.

A unique combination of education and experience may be considered. A Bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor’s degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of design of research studies and preparation of technical procedures and reports.
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to provide theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings.
Knowledge of the using measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software (SAS required; STATA or SPSS preferred) as well as spreadsheet and database software applications (visual basic in Access, use of MS Excel for graphics). Develops policies, procedures, and introduces changes as necessary. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to design databases for entry, input data from a variety of platforms, and synthesize data for statistical analyses.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 11/1/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Rebecca Greenwell,  Senior Research Analyst
Contact Location:

Baltimore   MD  21201
United States
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  Baltimore   MD  21201
  United States
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How to Apply: Applications only accepted through direct link provided.

Additional Information: Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Web Site Delete Date: 11/1/2018