The Department of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota Medical School has oversight over the compliance and educational activities of more than 90 accredited residency and fellowship programs. These programs house approximately 1,000 residents and fellows pursuing various specialties (e.g., Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery) after completing their medical degree. Our office is currently seeking a highly-motivated and talented research and data analyst to partner with our internal and external stakeholders on a broad set of research and data-related activities.
The successful candidate will have a passion for working with, organizing, and analyzing data, generating reports that inform decision making, and partnering with stakeholders to generate and answer important research questions of broad interest to the medical education community at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Responsibilities: Data Management (40%)
Collaborate with the Director of Evaluation, Faculty, and Medical Education Outcome Center (MEOC) staff to clarify institutional and program data needs, aggregate data sources, and create systems to manage data in the most efficient manner possible.
Ensure the integrity and accuracy of all databases and output, including defining and maintaining the methodology for which data are updated or audited, reviewing data for errors and anomalies, documenting and coordinating the flow of data elements between systems, and defining and developing a maintenance plan for all data.
Respond to data analysis and research questions by the Director of Evaluation and MEOC staff. Fulfill or coordinate fulfillment of requests for Graduate Medical Education-related data and analyses that are submitted to MEOC. Consult to determine data sources and data needs, and perform qualitative and quantitative analyses.
GME Reporting and Assessment (40%)
Design, and when possible, automate reporting systems using Tableau and other data visualization software, perform necessary analyses, and generate high-impact, easy-to-understand output for users.
Under the direction of the Director of Evaluation, assist in the design, administration, and evaluation of surveys and assessments as needed to assist the institution/programs in evaluating program performance, learner performance, learner and faculty engagement and wellness. Report results clearly and accurately, both in written format and orally.
Under the direction of the Director of Evaluation, help create the annual Graduate Medical Education report. Apply quality improvement processes to refine report.
Make recommendations about how data can be turned into insights to meet program and institutional needs.
With the Director of Evaluation, Faculty, and MEOC staff, identify new research questions and design and conduct short- and long-term research studies, both institutional and scholarly, in line with medical school goals and objectives. Collect and analyze data, report results, and offer insights for interpretation and implementation of findings.
Review literature relating to research projects and write literature reviews. Offer suggestions for improvement of processes based on the literature.
Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for submission to conferences and journals, and assist in responding to grants.
Write and maintain institutional review board (IRB) proposals when necessary for research, and serve as an expert in Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), human subjects protections, and compliance, as it is related to educational research, as appropriate.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in a Social Science (e.g., Industrial-Organizational psychology), Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Business, Healthcare or other related field.
2+ years’ worth of experience working with Tableau Desktop and other software and analytic tools with a related degree. Four year of experience required with a non-related degree.
Advanced understanding of data management and analytics. Knowledge of health care related data is a plus.
Proven experience aggregating multiple disparate datasets and automating reporting and analytics.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications including Access, Word, and Excel,
Excellent computer skills and demonstrated experience working with statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, or R.
Advanced investigational skills, attention to detail, accuracy and ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with audiences from various communities and cultures.
Master’s degree in a Social Science (e.g., Industrial-Organizational psychology), Data Science, Statistics, Computer Science, Business, Healthcare or other related field.
Additional selection criteria include: Experience with relational database technology and SQL; demonstrated ability to work independently; a record of learning new information technology as required.
Internal Number: 329964
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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