Data Research Analyst Senior

Job description

The Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (IPOP) within the College of Pharmacy is seeking a Senior Data Research Analyst.
This position is located in Frankfort, Kentucky, and is a research contract with the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) designed to support program evaluation research and improving the effectiveness, economy, and the quality of services delivered to Medicaid beneficiaries. It also establishes the baseline member characteristics and an evaluation tool for Kentucky Medicaid's forthcoming 1115 waiver. The Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services (DMS) is embarking on a major demonstration, using an 1115 waiver issued by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) to address the health care needs of 'able bodied adults' enrolled in Medicaid.
This position will oversee and conduct the conversion of data into meaningful insights that will lead to informed business decisions for customers enrolled in Medicaid. The position will work directly with high level stakeholders to develop complex analytical designs for Tableau dashboards while also diagnosing, validating, and improving performance of statistical data models over time. The position is expected to provide leadership and technical support to junior database analysts and other developers.
The person in this position will develop logical and conceptual data flows that support and guide appropriate and effective use of the data. The person must understand business functions and business requirements, handle multiple simultaneous tasks, prioritize work, and remain functional under aggressive timelines.
The Senior Data Research Analyst will also develop complex, efficient, and reusable SQL code meant for improvement, manipulation, and analysis of data. Other responsibilities include performing data conversions, writing code, identifying relevant trends, preparing reports & visualizations, and developing dashboards. The candidate selected must have prior healthcare and data mining/modeling experience.

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Data Research Analyst Senior

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Frankfort, KY

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Required Related Experience

6 yrs

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Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.


Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.


Prior healthcare and data mining/modeling experience. Development and management skills. Working knowledge of Tableau, T-SQL and PL/SQL. Strong communication skills (verbal and written). Knowledge and experience in a health care environment.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred Experience in working with various data types, including healthcare data; advanced statistical skills.

Deadline to Apply

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Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * Do you have prior healthcare and data mining/modeling experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your employment experience in project management.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Do you have paid employment experience working with leading teams to define project requirements and create project goals and timeline?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe a time when you worked on multiple projects to ensure contract requirements were met.

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Please select the answer that best describes your paid employment experience in database maintenance, data analysis and report development.
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  6. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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    Posted: 11/27/2018
    Application Due: 12/11/2018
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