Data Management Analyst II

Apr 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Data Management Analyst II

Job Description:

The Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) and department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics at the University of Florida is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic Geographer/ Geospatial Analyst to contribute to geographic research activities for various health outcomes research projects. This individual will work on completing the geospatial analyses for research projects, assist in the coordination of spatial data verification and management, and assist in the production of written reports of studies. This position is also responsible for conducting scientific literature searches using relevant databases and other sources.

  • Under minimal supervision, plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of geospatial analyses for various departmental health outcomes projects using ESRI software. Including assisting in the coordination and completion of geospatial analysis, assisting with the data compilation, data management, linkages to various GIS databases and data/result quality assurance. May require writing and implementing of code scripts in SAS, python and/or R.
  • Day-to-day coordination of research project operations. Monitoring of project timelines and communication with faculty, staff, and other external constituencies as needed.  Assisting in the production of written reports of studies that include sound methodology, comprehensive literature review, organization based on a conceptual framework. Occasional supervision of interning students students.
  • Searching scientific literature using relevant databases and other sources; maintaining bibliographical citation data; preparing written summaries of literature. Participation in regular research planning meetings. Occasional participation in research presentation symposiums, and academic publications.
  •  Coordination of occasional senior research leadership meetings, consolidating research questions and providing technical summaries for faculty. Coordination of basic functions that facilitate research, i.e. preparing ordering documents for software/data.
Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Masters degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelors degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's degree or higher in Geography, Epidemiology, or related field. Demonstration of at least 2 years of specialized experience conducting spatial analyses of vector and raster data, using geographic information systems and raster based analysis programs in either a professional, or academic research setting. Experience working on health geography or health outcomes research is preferred but not a requirement.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated the following:
1. Knowledge of theory and principles of geospatial data analysis and applied experience in one or more of the following fields: health care systems, health policy, public health.
2 Ability to independently conduct a spatial analysis from beginning to end, including: designing the spatial analysis, identifying and obtaining relevant spatial and nonspatial data sources, conducting the analysis with a variety of ArcGIS extensions and tools, and assembling the final report, including text, charts and maps.
3. Experience with R or Python
4. Skills in oral, written and cartographic communication of results of geospatial analyses to faculty and management officials from varying backgrounds.
5. Skill and experience with a variety of ESRI ArcGIS products, extensions and tools which may include as many of the following as possible: ArcCatalog, ArcMap, ArcInfo licensing level tools, Model Builder, Spatial Analyst, and Geostatistical Analyst. Demonstrated proficiency with Network Analyst.
6. Ability to take on multiple projects simultaneously, and a self-starter with the desire and ability to take the lead on assigned tasks

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume. 

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:  No