Research Data Analyst

Oct 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Research Data Analyst

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Stanford's Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research and the Center for Health Policy produce interdisciplinary, world-class research on domestic and international health that advances our understanding of how health care can be delivered, and shapes the formulation of health care policy around the world. This critical work takes place across campus with multiple schools, organizations and investigators. The centers are looking to hire a Research Data Analyst to support the centers. Under the direction of the principal investigator, the successful applicant will have demonstrated experience using statistical software with knowledge about health care and medical issues. The desired software applications are SAS and STATA.

Duties include:
  • Collect, manage and clean datasets
  • Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data
  • Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements
  • Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions
  • Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation
  • Analyze data processes in documentation
  • Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods
  • Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff
  • Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives
* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Relevant experience in economics, health economics, and healthcare
  • Basic knowledge and demonstrated experience using and applying SAS and STATA analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software
  • Ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases
  • 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

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

  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs
  • Strong writing and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • 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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