The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute of Human Virology (IHV) is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Data Analyst. This position provides complex research and data support to PI's in the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention and serves as a point of contact for a specific international research studies. Data analyst will have primary responsibility for cleaning and merging data from multiple sources, checking consistency and missingness of data, generating preliminary and final tables, performing longitudinal and cluster analyses, uploading data to online data sharing websites. Other responsibilities include generating preliminary graphs, reviewing the consistency of results with prior published literature, streamlining data management, maintaining well documented clean datasets, editing of presentations, manuscripts and grant documents.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for conducting advanced analysis and support for research programs in order to promote a culture of assessment and evidence based decision making. The Senior Research Analyst will compile and interpret research data; establish and maintain databases, develop quality assurance; and provide final interpretations to others.
Independently conduct research assignments that include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements and difficult coordination requirements. The Senior Research Analyst is recognized as a subject matter expert and completes the highly complex work critical to the department. Assignments and projects are broad in nature requiring originality and ingenuity.
Design and conduct quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, develop and write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions.
Develop and perform effective methods of data collection and assessment. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data. Develop methods and tools to ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
Establish and maintain database files, perform required data extraction through programming and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
Perform sophisticated data searches and exchanges among micro, mini, and mainframe-based statistical software applications to generate standard and customized reports using statistical applications. Demonstrate expertise in statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, and Excel.
Act in a lead role in the summarization and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting statistical information in the forms of tables, charts, or graphs. Review work of support staff and determines how analysis will be presented.
Communicate with provide updates regarding the most complex data collection, analysis, and reporting processes.
Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to less experience personnel in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research.
Experience: Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required. Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Knowledge of position requirements. Knowledge of all applicable requirements, regulations, and laws. Skill in effective use of applicable technology/systems. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts. Ability to work cooperatively with others and independently. Ability to demonstrate, understand, apply, and adhere to the UMB Core Values of Respect and Integrity, Well-being and Sustainability, Equity and Justice, and Innovation and Discovery. Applicants with a strong interest in HIV, microbiome, cancer and other infectious diseases, an interest in global health epidemiology and strong quantitative skills with some qualitative research experience is preferred.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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