RESEARCH DATA ANALYST, Boston University School of Public Health

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RESEARCH DATA ANALYST, Boston University School of Public Health

Tracking Code2533 Job Description

Primarily responsible for data management, quality control, and statistical analysis of data for a number of grants focused on social epidemiology and social determinants of health, population mental health, and health inequities at the Boston University School of Public Health. Additional responsibilities will include drafting progress reports, protocol and analysis documentation, and manuscript preparation. Assistance with grant writing may also be required. The Data Analyst will primarily use SAS or STATA statistical software to perform analyses. Use of R statistical software may sometimes be needed as well. The Data Analyst will be critical to ensuring the timely presentation and publication of results from a number of grants.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform statistical analyses (descriptive statistics, stratification, multivariable regression, spline curves, measurement error correction, inverse probability weighting) using SAS or STATE software and in support of various research projects. (40%)
  • Perform data management, including extraction and cleaning of raw data, derivation of new variables, labeling and formatting of raw and derived variables, and multiple imputation. Maintain and update research databases to facilitate analyses. (40%)
  • Document processes involved in data preparation, manipulation, and statistical analysis. (10%)
  • Prepare study results for inclusion in conference presentations, grants, and scientific publications. (5%)
  • Review literature related to analytic, methodological techniques, and content area. (5%)

Education and experience level

  • Master’s degree in biostatics or relevant degree
  • 1-3 years of experience


All application materials should be sent to:

Salma Abdalla ([email protected])

Job Location Boston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 2/3/2021
Application Due: 5/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time