Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey is seeking a motivated Data Analyst for The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) within the Rutgers, School of Public Health.
The Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS) is a nationally recognized center dedicated to conducting rigorous scientific research that advances Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) health. In particular, the work at CHIBPS focuses on understanding drivers of health disparities including HIV and other STIs, substance use, and mental health burdens. The CHIBPS research team includes individuals from a variety of disciplines such as psychology, public health, social work, and neuroscience.
The Data Analyst will possess strong quantitative skills to develop and oversee data infrastructure, data management, and perform analyses to facilitate the accomplishment of applicable research objectives.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Oversees data management systems for primary data collection; works with faculty to setup, create, and integrates data collection projects and surveys into workflow of data management.
Develops, updates, and performs data quality control (QC) procedures to ensure data integrity; works with faculty to address issues impacting data quality including but not limited to system issues, data entry errors, and data collection errors.
Prepares datasets and provide supporting documentation for statistical analysis.
Develops appropriate statistical models to analyze research data, while managing and maintaining datasets.
Interacts with senior and junior investigators to analyze study data for technical reports, journal articles, and conference presentations. This may include writing and contributing to publications.
Assists with the coordination of submission of data to state, federal, media, independent agencies, and other external stakeholders.
Functions as a seasoned professional with strong skills in planning, organizing, and completing data requests and reporting projects. Works under minimal supervision and uses independent judgment to provide creative solutions to complex problems.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or Statistics
Equivalent experience, education, and/or training may be substituted for the education
One (1) year of experience in academia, government, or industry in the area of design and analysis of projects
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong quantitative analysis skills and experience conducting statistical analyses with large databases, including longitudinal modeling
Advanced knowledge of programming for data management are required and excellent knowledge of cutting-edge statistical analysis skills for implementation in SAS and R
Strong writing and verbal communication skills
Proficiency and knowledge of databases, reporting tools, and graphing software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
Knowledge of transgender health, LGBTQ health disparities, and HIV-affected populations
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
PHYSICALDEMANDS: Lift or exert force up to 25 pounds
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.