Research Data Analyst 2

May 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Research Data Analyst 2

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The Evaluation Sciences Unit in the Division of Primary Care and Population Health at Stanford University is seeking a Research Data Analyst 2 with strong data cleaning and data manipulation skills to join our collaborative and dynamic team. We seek a professional with experience in SQL and/or SAS to manage and construct datasets and databases from complex healthcare data including Epic and conduct statistical analyses in support of research projects and national health priorities. The candidate should have independent skills in identifying solutions for solving inconsistencies with problematic data in a creative and independent way.

The role requires an understanding and experience in managing and analyzing large amounts of information, typically technical or scientific in nature, independently with minimal supervision. This position will play an important role in evaluations of innovative healthcare delivery models both internal and external to Stanford Health Care.

Duties include:
  • Identify, prioritize and extract data from a variety of sources such as electronic medical notes, survey results, medical reports, and laboratory data to develop a project-specific dataset/database.
  • Maintain research database accuracy and completeness.
  • Determine additional data collection and reporting requirements.
  • Design and customize reports based upon data in the database. Oversee and monitor regulatory compliance for utilization of the data.
  • Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for data problems or justify solutions to be implemented by others.
  • Create complex charts and databases, perform statistical analyses, and develop graphs and tables for monitoring, publication, and presentation.
  • Serve as a resource for non-routine inquiries such as requests for statistics or surveys.
  • Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Statistical programming languages: Proficiency in SQL and SAS or other statistical software (e.g., STATA, R), Windows/OS, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience with data management, including creating and merging data from large datasets using software such as SQL.
  • Experience manipulating and analyzing large healthcare datasets.
  • Computer programming languages: C++ desired, PERL preferred but not required.
  • Master's degree in quantitative field (e.g., Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, or related field with coursework in data management and statistics) and 2 years of relevant work experience preferred.


Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.
  • Basic statistical ability.
  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.
  • Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.
  • Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
  • Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Information Analytics

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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