Data Analyst

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-11-18
Req: R0019713

The Departments of Urology and Neurology seek a Data Analyst to join their teams. The data analyst will maintain the University's physical, relational and object-oriented database resources across multiple platforms and computing environments while ensuring high levels of data quality. The data analyst will focus primarily on their own work quality and accuracy and work under immediate supervision. The incumbent will perform work that is generally routine in nature, seeking assistance when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems arise.


  • Participate in the planning, design, and usage of data resources. This includes creating and guiding database infrastructure or builds and running analyses using existing databases. Work with graphics programs to present data through figures/tables. May develop detailed data models and entity relationship diagrams. Integrate different products so they work properly together such as customizing commercial databases to fit specific needs.

  • Participate in patient-oriented research, including training on a data coding system, demonstration of reliability with the coding system, data entry, and analysis.

  • Participate in the development of data architectures and database management policies and standards. Assist in the identification and resolution of data issues.

  • Install, configure, monitor, maintain, and performance-tune production databases. Apply methodologies for the ongoing assessment of database performance; identify and resolve conflicts arising over the creation, control and use of data; enforce database use guidelines.

  • Serve as quality control agent for database use. Provide backup and recovery services. Install and test new products and improvements to existing products. Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.

  • Provide technical support for the database environment; provide tools to assist in the management of the database and client/server environment; provide training to technical support and applications staff in the effective utilization of database; provide data warehousing support.

  • Participate in development of long range planning for new projects and facilities.

  • Ensure that external and internal regulations and policies governing data management are met including regulations concerning security, auditability and privacy.

  • Coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure. Monitor and analyze database audit tables and logs.

  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering or related discipline is required. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

  • Preferred candidate can demonstrate familiarity and experience using different database platforms and ability to run comprehensive analyses using data.

  • Preferred candidate will also have experience using appropriate graphics and data presentation software.


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position will remain open until filled. This is a Non-Exempt, benefited position. This is a restricted position contingent upon the continuation of funding. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

How to Apply:
Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.
Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for R0019713. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for R0019713. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 11/20/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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