Department Name: 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
The University of Kentucky is seeking a Data Analyst for the NIH HEALing Communities grant. This is a four-year grant aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties. The Data Analyst will work within the HEALing Communities Data, Informatics & Biostatistics core at the University of Kentucky to:
Apply best practices for drug use-related health data management, data quality assurance, and data quality control; loading and linking data sets, programming for data visualization and automated report generations, as well as report designs.
Perform statistical analysis of drug use-related health outcomes, creating and implementing advanced statistical programming for administrative and clinical data to improve evaluation of overdose deaths and improve timeliness of analytical results.
Provide statistical services supporting experiment design, model development, and analysis for projects. Participate in evaluations of the effectiveness of drug-related surveillance activities and products, including meeting with community stakeholders.
Respond to data requests, coordinate with technical leads from other agencies and organizations for data extractions, and develop presentations and dashboard visualizations.
Contribute to project-related research activities and lead continuous improvement efforts to ensure that all study protocols are followed. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the study team positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the university community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation's biggest public health crises.
There are currently 2 Statistician positions available. To be considered for both positions you must apply to each one. Please reference the following job numbers to find and apply to each posting: RE18596 and RE18595
Candidates must possess strong experience with SAS and R statistical programming, statistical methodology and modelling. Candidates must be proficient with SQL, GIS software, etc.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Master's degree in a quantitative area (e.g. biostatistics, data science, epidemiology)
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.