Research Data Analyst/SAS Programmer - School of Social Work, CFRC (102765)

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Research Data Analyst/SAS Programmer

Children and Family Research Center

School of Social Work

The Children and Family Research Center (CFRC, the Center), a unit within the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking applications for a Research Data Analyst/SAS Programmer. The Children and Family Research Center was established in 1996 in collaboration with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to identify and monitor child welfare service outcomes, conduct program evaluations of key interventions, and complete research on critical issues that impact the success of DCFS efforts.

The Research Data Analyst/SAS Programmer will perform data management and data analysis as part of a team of analysts and researchers conducting empirical research related to child maltreatment and related issues facing vulnerable families.

Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Write detailed data analytic plans to address research questions
  • Develop detailed and well-documented SAS programs to manage, manipulate, and analyze complex datasets
  • Create/define new variables from existing data
  • Write SAS programs to generate presentation-quality tables, listings, and datasets
  • Perform analyses defined in the statistical analysis plan as well as ad-hoc analyses as requested

  • Develop SAS macros, templates and utilities for data cleaning and reporting
  • Build programs to create SAS datasets from delimited files and other data sources
  • Perform validation of and quality assurance aspects of all SAS programing activities
  • Effectively communicate data analytic procedures and results to other researchers, funders, and agency and community partners

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a scientific discipline required. Master's or PhD preferred. Minimum of 2 years of experience in writing SAS programming code. Demonstrated skills in the management and resolution of SAS programming issues. SAS Certification preferred. Experience and knowledge of the child welfare field preferred.

Knowledge Requirements:

•Working knowledge of Base SAS, SAS/STAT, SAS/MACRO, ODS, and Proc SQL

•Working knowledge of relational databases.

•Good oral and written communication skills.

•Strong analytical and organizational skills.

•Ability to work independently and effectively follow through a multiple priorities under deadline pressure.

•Demonstrate proficiency using various statistical software programs.

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews and hires may occur before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by October 4, 2018. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact [email protected]. You may also visit for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University's commitment to diversity, please visit

College Name or Administrative Unit: School of Social Work
Category: 6-Research
Title: Research Data Analyst/SAS Programmer - School of Social Work, CFRC (102765)
Open Date: 09/13/2018
Close Date: 10/04/2018
Organization Name: School of Social Work





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Posted: 9/14/2018
Application Due: 10/5/2018
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