Data Analyst, Health Surveillance - Research Administration
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Data Analyst, Health Surveillance - Research Administration
Georgetown University is dedicated to conducting nationally and globally significant research that fosters greater insight and cross-cultural understanding, and addresses some of today's most complex societal challenges. The Office of the Senior Vice President for Researchfosters an inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional research environment that addresses complex, global issues affecting human health, security and sustainability.
The Data Analyst plays an integral supporting role in the Health Data Analytics Program, working closely with clients to gather information regarding the technical and functionality requirements for the ATra Black Box. Working with Research Administration colleagues, University Information Services partners, and external clients and consultants providing software development support, the Data Analyst has duties that include but are not limited to:
Specifications and Modifications
Assist in the translation of user requirements to define functional and technical specifications. Develops documentation, including schematics of software rules, logic, and data processing/analytic components of data analytic tools (ATra and AvesTerra).
Identify areas for modifications in existing health data programs, and assist in the conceptual framework for developing these modifications with the software developers and clients.
Utilize computer technology to manage information and design data validation systems for project input and output data.
Work closely with software programmers and other information technology professionals to provide expertise on the functionality of ATra and AvesTerra; and assess, on an on-going basis, whether the program meets the needs of clients.
Assist in conducting technical requirement sessions with clients (such as health department jurisdictions and others) regarding ATra functional requirements - e.g., integral involvement in defining software requirements based on information from the client's goals.
Combine an understanding of technical requirements and technical functionality of ATra and AvesTerra with health surveillance principles, as provided by the Project Manager to propose project enhancement and data related modifications to the department's data analytic tools.
Provide technical assistance and training to clients on various aspects of the software functionality and software data outputs - e.g., utility of data outputs from a health surveillance framework.
Perform analysis and evaluation of user experience and propose changes based on the results.
Maintain documentation of critical input and output requirements - e.g., maintaining documentation that supports the development of various software systems, including ATra Black Box software, ATra verify program, and data transmission tools used by clients.
Produce specifications for modifications to the systems and create documentation of those specifications.
Develop and maintain user documentation for system usage and enhancements.
Support the production of departmental reports to internal and external parties, such as annual reports, technical meeting notes and data workflow documents.
Assist in the development of peer review journal manuscripts, including literature reviews.
Bachelor's degree - Master's strongly preferred - in computer information systems or a related field degree or background in data science, data analysis, or public health or epidemiology
3 years of relevant experience
Experience working with large datasets and relational databases (ability to understand how the various source datasets are internally and externally related to one another)
Knowledge of computer systems and informatics
Knowledge of data quality assurance and data management protocols
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Understanding of data structures, formatting, and standardization processes
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