Research Data Statistical Analyst

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Flexible work arrangements, including virtual/hybrid work locations, are an integral part of the School of Medicine’s Working Forward initiative. As such, this position’s work location is designated as Hybrid, onsite 2 days per week. Please note that the designated work location and frequency is subject to change based on the unit’s business needs.

Position Summary
A Research Associate (research data statistical analyst) with a strong statistical biostatistical background, for multiple research studies in UNC Lineberger needed for the analysis of large secondary health care related data. This position is needed to assist in the design, analysis and interpretation of diverse health services and observational research studies, primarily using SAS. This person will interface directly with clinical and research partners to help operationalize research questions, recommend and apply analytic approaches and assist with interpretation.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable background in academic or research computing management, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

·       Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in methods appropriate for analysis of health or related outcomes

·       Demonstrated skill and experience with advanced SAS programming including SAS Macro or SQL. Applicants with no evidence of SAS experience in application materials will not be considered.

·       Biostatistics and epidemiologic methods including survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, time-varying covariates and familiarity with pharmacoepidemiologic methods (propensity score analysis, instrumental variables), Bayesian models, missing data, censoring truncation. Expertise in documenting research decisions, assumptions, and steps applied in study analysis.

·       Proactive team orientation with communication and collaborative interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Completion of a Master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, systems engineering, or related Public Health degree is preferred OR Bachelor’s degree and at least five years working in health services or outcomes research

Experience in cancer research and with analysis of registry, clinical trials and administrative claims data (e.g., Medicare); and management of large datasets (e.g., 250,000 observations; 1000 variables). Preferred: Experience with CART modeling, structural equation models, joinpoint regression, and proficiency in statistical packages such as R and Winbugs.

Please apply online at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/217956

he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.