Data Management Analyst II

Location
Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Posted
Nov 10, 2020
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 515064
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Business/Accounting/Finance, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:36010000 - PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS

Advertised: 09 Nov 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 04 Dec 2020 Eastern Standard Time

Classification Title:

Data Management Analyst II

Job Description:

This position is located in the Department of Biostatistics, jointly housed in the College of Public Health and Health Professions and the College of Medicine. Primary responsibilities include data management, statistical analysis, and generation of interim reports for pediatric cancer clinical trials run by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and support the Soft Tissue Sarcoma disease areas. With minimal and general instructions, the individual must be able to work independently interacting with the Lead statistician (faculty) for this disease area and other personnel located in Gainesville, FL and Monrovia, CA, perform programming and statistical analysis tasks, taking steps to ensure that his/her work meets a high standard of quality and work efficiently and with dedication to meet COG and clinical investigator project deadlines.

1) Manage data file systems from clinical trials and biospecimen banks that include multiple data sets. Initiate data quality checks for the assigned clinical trials. Develop programs for the selection of patient cohorts from COG clinical trials with specified inclusion criteria for approved correlative biology projects requiring biospecimens from the COG biobank; send deidentified patient data to the biobank for sample selection and shipping. Carry out instructions from the clinical investigators and complete the biobank-related tasks with a high level of independence. Conduct statistical analyses correlating the results from the biology assays with clinical data from the COG trials.

2) Conduct requested ad hoc analyses and prepare summary reports for the trial committee applying a good understanding of the design and analytic plan in assigned trial protocols; with minimal supervision from the lead study statistician (faculty) and understand and implement the protocol-specified interim monitoring and final analytic plan based on an outline provided by the study statistician. Interpret results for assigned clinical trials by employing knowledge of various statistical data analyses methodologies including survival analysis, Cox regression analysis, logistic regression and tests of association. Prepare first draft semi-annual study progress reports and confidential data safety monitoring committee reports using existing templates for study chair and statistician.

3) Review and study the assigned clinical trials, and the data collection case report forms developed for each. Programmatically conduct regular checks on the trial data, identify data inconsistencies, and work with the study Research Coordinator to resolve the data issues with participating sites.

4) Collaborate with study committees and study statisticians on abstracts and presentations at national and international conferences, and manuscript submissions to peer-reviewed journals; prepare summary reports of requested analyses including interpretation of results, prepare tables and presentation quality figures for conferences and inclusion in manuscripts.

Expected Salary:

$64,000 - $70,000 annually, commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in an appropriate area; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

1) A master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science or related field
2) Diverse skills in data management, programming, and statistical methods
3) SAS experience essential, additional programming experience preferred (e.g., SPSS, Stata, R, S-PLUS, Excel)
4) Ability to work with the supervisor and with other personnel in similar positions in the unit
5) Ability to analyze problems and make sound judgments

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This is a time-limited position.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Health Assessment Required:

No

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