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Job Title: Research Engineer 2
Job Number: 2021-14094
Organization: Oregon Health & Sciences University - Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Posted: 12/30/2021
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Information Systems
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Portland,  OR    USA
Compensation: $68,054 - $102,198 per year, commensurate w/ qualifications, experience, and equity
Position Description: Please note: This position has the potential for full-time telework.

The employee will participate in the design, data management, analysis, and dissemination of findings for a variety of health services research projects. Major components of the work include:

Working independently under the direction of Principal Investigators and other CHSE staff to design, manage, implement and interpret statistical analyses focused on healthcare expenditures, utilization and quality Management of very large administrative health insurance claims datasets Data management and statistical analysis using R and Python Development of validation processes to ensure data quality Automating analyses and ETL operations Building processes to leverage grid computing and cloud-based computing resources Rigorous documentation of methods and other practices that ensure reproducibility of results Innovation and problem-solving at all stages of research Contribution to development of project deliverables via writing, interpretation of results, creation of compelling data visualizations, and editing A commitment to continuing education and self-improvement as well as participation in cross-education and knowledge sharing with other staff via trainings and presentations Performing other duties as requested by the Supervisor or Center Director Very occasional evenings or weekends may be required.

Qualifications: Required Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience, OR 5 years of relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of training and experience Strong coding skills using R or Python Demonstrated experience with management and analysis of TB scale datasets Working knowledge of statistical theory and hypothesis testing, quantitative analysis methods and database management techniques Proficiency in research activities including managing, analyzing, and summarizing data; study design, research methodologies Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions and maintaining thorough documentation of the decision-making process Exemplary communication skills and ability to effectively present research findings to diverse audiences within and outside OHSU Strong commitment to rigorous research methods, objectivity and accuracy of findings, and reproducibility of results Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated experience with management and analysis of administrative data, especially claims data (such as Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance data) Experience managing and analyzing multi- terabyte datasets Working knowledge of SQL Knowledge of grid computing techniques Experience working with AWS computing resources Experience working in Linux/Unix environment Ability to work under minimal supervision Knowledge of economics, epidemiology, health services, and/or health policy (such as Medicaid reform, long-term services and supports, Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and healthcare payment reform)

Organization Description: Our mission is to provide the analyses, evidence and economic expertise to build a better and more sustainable healthcare system.

To achieve our mission, we combine state-of- the-art analytic methods, a variety of data sources, and innovative approaches to data visualization and communication. We value methodological rigor, scientific objectivity, and collaborative partnerships.

Our team includes faculty members with PhDs in economics and statistics, and a research staff with diverse academic backgrounds and experience. Our work is defined by three distinct but related focus areas:

Academic Research led by CHSE investigators or in partnership with other investigators, with a track record of publication in prominent peer-reviewed journals. Policy Research delivering clear and actionable evidence and recommendations for health care policymakers at the local, state, and national levels. Clinical Analytics to improve patient care and efficiency within the OHSU Health System in partnership with physicians and hospital executives.

Closing Date: 3/30/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Toby Futch,  Research Engineer 2
Contact Location: 3030 S Moody Ave

   OR  97239
United States
Contact Location: 3030 S Moody Ave
     OR  97239
  United States
Contact Phone: 15034949876 
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How to Apply: Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis for candidates to be interviewed. Start date is as soon as hiring process can be completed.

Additional Information: All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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