The University of Pittsburgh Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine is seeking a Database Analyst.
The Database Analyst will be responsible for data management and communication with investigators to determine their needs. The position will work with multiple faculty members and their trainees to clarify research data requirements. The incumbent will take responsibility for database management (i.e., database development, data collection, data documentation, data extraction and formatting, data merging, conducting error checks, and preparing descriptive statistics). This role will require the candidate to act as a liaison between research coordinators, statistical analysts, and faculty researchers. Duties include database development, extracting data from existing UPMC clinical systems, preparing data imports into statistical packages and analyzing data to answer research questions. The incumbent should also be able to recommend data acquisition strategies and contribute to database development in collaborating departments.
The incumbent will be responsible for: managing multiple large, health care datasets; creating specific analytic data files and variables by using moderate complex data techniques to aggregate the data; and performing standard descriptive statistical analyses, presenting results, and developing thorough documentation of the programming and the results. Some assistance with manuscript preparation will be required. The Database Analyst must work collaboratively with all levels of collaborators within the School of Medicine management to understand business requirements and opportunities for data sharing.
Bachelor's degree in computer science or information science, or other related area with experience with clinical or research data and/or statistics highly preferred. Working knowledge of database software such as Access and SQL server, knowledge of statistical packages such as R, SPSS, SAS or STATA. Will need to be able to use REDCap. Health services research experience preferred. Strong organizational skills are required for managing multiple projects within designated time frames. Knowledge of the principles of data collection documentation and handling required. Prior experience with the integration of data from secondary sources into primary datasets desired. Equivalent relevant work experience may be substituted for degree requirement.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Systems/Programmer.II
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 2-3 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Hiring Range: TBD based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume
Optional Documents: Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19007682
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Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.