Information Tech Professional

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Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res - 633100

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002941

Position Summary: This position will oversee a team of analyst programmers for the Sheps Center, and thus require a mix of managerial and technical expertise. Person will work with Sheps Center senior management to discover, design and implement policies and procedures for delivering analytic programming services. Management duties include staff budgeting, expense projections, oversight of the team's work, policy-setting and monitoring and staff recruitment, retention and development. Person will need to work directly with researchers and research teams to understand research questions and evaluate/interpret data and statistical methods that may address those questions. Beyond management responsibilities, other responsibilities will include: design and development of data management strategies for grant funded research projects and for large scale research data including health care utilization data; working with researchers to develop analysis plans; understanding and promoting the research capabilities of secondary data including novel applications; and design and development of programming tools and analytic tools for exploring the data across various platforms and various applications. Person will utilize SAS, biostatistics, and the interconnectivity with databases, presentation software, and other analytics tools. Position will work directly with Sheps research leaders and the Sheps Center's Deputy Director for Data Management and Information Technology to develop short and long-term plans for managing and enhancing the Sheps Center's data management and analytic programming services. Person will serve as a resource to other SAS programmers in the organization and network with similar positions across campus.

Application Deadline: 04/01/2018

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Math, or Engineering or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in business application consulting or development; or Bachelor's degree with some computer coursework from an appropriately accredited institution and three years of experience in business applications consulting or development; or Associate's degree in computer programming and three years of experience in application consulting or development; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Qualification and Experience: Five or more years of successful experience supervising analytic programmers across multifarious projects. Successful experience managing workloads, budgets and professional development of a team of programmers. Successful experience working directly with research Principal Investigators (PIs) and research project teams to understand project needs and timelines then plan, provide and manage the necessary analytic programming support. Five or more years of analytic programming experience in health-related research. Advanced understanding of SAS and large-scale data management best practices. Must have proven ability to analyze complex problems and design solutions that fit within available technical environment. Employee will need to continually assess innovations and changes in a few analytic/statistical programming areas to effectively adopt new technologies that could enhance programming services. Knowledge of SAS product offerings and how they can be leveraged to enhance services is highly desirable. Experience working with large-scale health care utilization data and/or EMR data is highly desirable. Experience working with relational databases and SQL a plus. Experience working with data visualization tools like Tableau, SAS Visual Analytics, JMP, etc. a plus.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Nancy Jenkins, Deputy Director

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: (919) 966-7103

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Posted: 2/16/2018
Application Due: 1/22/2019
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