Statistical Programmer & Data Analyst

May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Statistical Programmer & Data Analyst

Requisition Number: STFR003691

Division/College: Bouve College of Health Sciences

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Statistical Programmer and Data Analyst will be working in the Pharmacy & Health Systems Sciences Department under the direction of Becky Briesacher, PhD, an Associate Professor, who is a health services researcher with nationally recognized expertise in drug policy and medication use in older adults.
Responsibilities of the statistical programmer include data analysis of large multilevel databases in SAS and STATA (and other software programs as needed); executing multilevel multiple regression analyses, and other more sophisticated analysis; coding variables and building regression models. Data analyst and management responsibilities include building multi-layer datasets from several large databases; organizing analytic files; aiding the management of an interdisciplinary collaboration; aiding the writing of reports, presentations, and articles for publication.


Expert statistical programmer/data analyst sought. Extensive experience (5 years) with statistical programming and data analysis required, including programming in both SAS and STATA, and excellent data management skills for designing and constructing large databases for research analysis. Master’s Degree required; Doctoral degree or doctoral training preferred. Desired discipline: epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, quantitative social science, economics, education, or related field. Strong detail orientation required, including keeping projects on timeline. Knowledge of statistical methodology and analysis. Working knowledge of Linux and experience running analyses in a high performance research computing environment and experience manipulating complex survey designs highly preferred. Experience working with Protected Health Information and Personal Identifiable Information and encryption methods desired. Knowledge/experience examining health and mental health is a plus.

Additional Information:
Bouvé College of Health Sciences has over 200 faculty members, with approximately 2,100 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students. It is the leading national model for education and research in the health, psychosocial and biomedical sciences and supports the University’s mission of educating students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and creating and translating knowledge to meet global and societal needs. Within Bouvé, the Behrakis Health Sciences Center houses a state of the art human performance and exercise laboratory with teaching and research space, including fully equipped exercise stress testing stations, metabolic carts, Lunar DEXA machine, an underwater weighing tank, Cybex and Keiser strength and power equipment, wet lab facilities for blood processing and muscle biopsies. The new Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite opened in September 2013 and provides a state-of-the-art simulation center for interprofessional education.

Northeastern University is on an exciting trajectory of growth and innovation. The University is a leader in inter-disciplinary research, urban engagement, experiential learning, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. Northeastern University is home to 20,000 students and to the nation’s premier cooperative education program. The past decade has witnessed a dramatic increase in Northeastern’s international reputation for research and innovative educational programs. A heightened focus on interdisciplinary research and scholarship is driving a faculty hiring initiative at Northeastern, advancing its position amongst the nation’s top research universities. Northeastern University is situated on the Avenue of the Arts in Boston’s historic Back Bay, four blocks from the Longwood Medical Area, encompassing Harvard Medical School, Children’s Hospital Boston, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and eight blocks from the Boston Medical Center.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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