Cancer Center Data Analyst

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, The Cancer Center

Cancer Center Data Analyst

Position #733251 – Requisition #20745

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The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Cancer Center  has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Data Analyst position.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado (CU) Cancer Center headquartered at the Anschutz Medical Campus and part of the CU School of Medicine. It is Colorado’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center’s clinical care sites are UCHealth, University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado are ranked nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America’s top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments. CU Cancer Center includes six institutional partners made up of approximately 300 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three healthcare delivery institutions.

The CU Cancer Center’s vision is to “prevent and conquer cancer. Together.” We do this through our mission statement of “uniting our community to overcome cancer through innovation, discovery, prevention, early detection, multidisciplinary care and education.”

Nature of Work

The Population Health Shared Resource (PHSR) core is looking to hire a full-time data analyst to provider data management and statistical expertise for grant funded research projects. PHSR supports access and expertise in data management, analyses, and mapping/data visualization of population-based databases. These databases are ideal for studies requiring access to large samples of patients and/or providers; examination of trends in treatment, screening, or other healthcare services; the impact of policy changes or recommendations on healthcare services; investigating the dissemination of evidence-based technologies and interventions; disparities of treatment or other health care services between groups.

The PHSR Analyst is responsible for managing data and conducting analyses on projects assigned, meeting with investigators to determine the parameters of their projects and consulting with the Shared Resource (SR) Director(s) to identify the best resources to meet user needs; maintaining appropriate records of work/service performed; working with the Cancer Center’s Administrative Office to insure users are invoiced in a timely manner; and preparing data regarding use to support the Cancer Center’s annual reporting requirements.

Examples of Work Performed
    Provide database management and statistical analysis for multiple grant funded research projects.
  • Create databases from multiple resources.
  • Check data for integrity.
  • Provide tables, reports, analysis as directed by project leaders.
  • Provide input into publications and interdepartmental projects.
  • Create de-identified datasets as needed for analysis.
  • Conduct analysis of SEER, SEER-Medicare linked data, All-Payers Claims Databases, and other sources of population data.
  • Conduct analysis of cancer registry data.
  • Write methods and results drafts for manuscripts.
  • Provide documentation of analyses.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range (or hiring range) for this position has been established at $57,000 to $74.000

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at [email protected].

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics, health services research, epidemiology, or related quantitative field.
  • Three (3) years of experience using databases for analysis.
  • Three (3) years of experience in a research environment (can be combined with data analysis experience).
Substitution: A combination of education and experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree on a year-for-year basis.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, economics, health services research, epidemiology, or related quantitative field.
  • Experience with statistical analysis and programming including SAS, Stata, and mapping software.
  • Experience working with multiple data sources including large administrative databases and medical records.
  • Experience with linkage of medical claims data (Medicare and Medicaid) to primary data.
  • Experience working with cancer registry data.
  • Experience conducting cancer prevention and control research.
This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Required: Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of health services research, program evaluation, or other patient outcomes research methods.
  • Extensive knowledge and skills with database management and analysis.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Collaborative work skills.
  • Ability to handle to handle and prioritize multiple tasks on tight deadlines.


Job Category: Research Services
Primary Location: Aurora
Schedule: Full-time
Posting Date: Mar 31, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 6/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time