Data Analyst

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentSocial Medicine-424901Working TitleData AnalystAppointment TypeEHRA Non-FacultyPosition Posting CategoryInformation TechnologySalary Range$51,500-$70,000Full Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004593Position ID20037318Posting Open Date10/19/2020Application Deadline11/02/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date11/30/2020Position Summary

The COVID-19 virus (SARS-CoV-2) is especially devastating for those who are housed or work in criminal justice settings due to restricted access to sanitizing supplies and personal protective equipment, close congregant living conditions, and exposure to correctional staff who unknowingly transmit the infection from the community. These populations are also more likely to experience severe and life-threatening symptoms of COVID-19, due to higher rates of underlying medical conditions.

This position is funded by an NIH funded RADx-UP grant, which aims to increased access to COVID-19 testing among historically marginalized and underserved populations.

The hired candidate will join an interdisciplinary research team, led by Dr. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, that will investigate, develop, and implement long-term COVID-19 testing strategies among incarcerated populations and correctional staff in diverse criminal justice settings across the country.

The hired candidate will have experience in computer science and web scraping (experience with Python, R, etc.) who is also able to manage data sets and provide analyses, as needed. Their job activities would be to help make the COVID Prison Project (which is getting support from the RADx) more sustainable through improved web scraping functionality, helping build out the CPP website as needed, providing support around the data management of the RADx, and assist with analyses and data visualizations for external partners to digest the data more easily.

This position provides informatics expertise to facilitate design, development, and provisioning of research datasets tailored to individual study needs. The position will perform hands-on data mining using graphical user interface (GUI) tools (i2b2/SHRINE, PopMedNet, CLARK, SAS, SAP Business Objects, et cetera) and SQL to extract aggregate and patient-level datasets to meet study requirements, provision datasets to requesters, provide consultation and help sessions to requesters, and assist with regulatory matters as they relate to PHI data.

This position will interface with workgroup teams, project management staff, governance committees, and others on a regular basis. This position will also be responsible for attending webinars and conference calls, as well as offering consultations, recommendations, and basic training to internal and external faculty and other stakeholders.

Educational Requirements

Master’s or Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years’ experience
or will accept a combination of related education and experience in substitution.
Degree or coursework in Clinical or Biomedical Informatics strongly preferred.

Qualifications and Experience

-Preference for the selected candidate to have a master’s degree in computer, business, math/science related curriculum. A certificate and/or degree in clinical informatics is highly preferred. Minimum of 1 year of experience working with database systems and data mining.
-Proven understanding of security and regulatory requirements surrounding protected health information (PHI).
-Understanding of clinical research study design and methodologies.
-Basic knowledge of SQL is preferred, as well as experience with GUI data mining tools such as i2b2 and/or SAP Business Objects.
-Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy and professionalism with strong attention to detail.
-Excellent written and oral interpersonal communication skills.
-Proven ability to work in a team environment.

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.

Special InstructionsQuick Link Contact Name and TitleSarah Morgan - Research Project ManagerDepartment Contact Telephone or [email protected] of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above
    2. Describe any experiences you have had working with persons affected by the criminal justice system.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. Describe what excellent communication skills means to you.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. Do you have experience working with large data sets? Please describe.

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 10/20/2020
    Application Due: 11/4/2020
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