Utilizes multiple quantitative and qualitative datasets from a variety of sources and interprets results using various techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex data mining. Assists in the design, development and implementation of business solutions partnering with clients to identify analytical requirements. Compiles reports, charts, and tables based on established statistical methods.
Partners with clients to define requirements based on business objectives.
Develop standardized templates, policies, and procedures for internal and external reporting.
Designs and prepares documentation for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
Completes a variety of statistical analyses using appropriate data and software
Merges data from multiple sources in preparation for analysis.
Interprets results of analyses for use in reports and presentations
Completes data cleaning and organizes data files for analysis.
Reviews data and Identifies quality issues
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Infrastructure: Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Box Collaborative Storage, Code Repositories (Git, Subversion), GlobusOnline, High Performance Computing (HPC), information security, Linux Operating System, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook), SQL/MySQL/Postgres
Programming Languages and Frameworks: HTML 5, Perl, Python, R or Matlab
Analytical: critical thinking, data mining, data modeling, data warehouse design/develop, database design/ data structure, debugging, metadata creation and management, problem solving, troubleshooting, use-case analysis
A master’s degree in a related field, and/or 2-4 years practical programming experience.
Prior working experience involving software design, computational pipeline development, and quantitative analysis.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Skill/knowledge of biology, functional genomics, immunology, bioinformatics, and/or computational biology.
Skill/knowledge of website and mobile application design.
Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Collaboration - Facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one's own team.
Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Initiative - Exhibits energy and desire to achieve; sets ambitious goals and acts decisively; takes action that no one has requested to improve or enhance job results and avoid problems.
Meets deadlines - Displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines.
Multi-tasking - Demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
Organization - Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 37149
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.