Research Data Analyst

Northwestern University
Northwestern University

Job Overview

Job Summary:

The Research Data Analyst will be hired into the , within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

This person will work with an NIH funded team on topics broadly related to bleeding into the brain (intracranial hemorrhage), the most deadly form of stroke. Major research questions include deep learning to automatically extract information (e.g., predicting which patients will get worse or respond to specific treatments), predict complications (e.g., predicting seizures), and improving analytic models. Collaborating investigators include informaticists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, hematologists, and outcomes scientists. This person will work semi-independently to obtain and clean data, perform analyses, and assist in the writing of results. There are opportunities to participate in authorship of manuscripts, new grant applications, and learn new skills.

Provides expertise in data management, quality assurance, analysis and reporting. Establishes data accuracy and validity derived from a variety of systems. Performs data analysis using statistical techniques. Researches and analyzes information using multiple databases and creates reports of data and results. Assists in the preparation and delivery of decision support reports to both internal and external customers.

Specific Responsibilities :

Strategic Planning

  • Partners with clients to define requirements based on business objectives
  • Administration

  • Designs and prepares documentation for qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
  • Discuss findings with senior management.
  • Development

  • Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation to more complex statistical analysis.
  • Manages complex databases.
  • Performance

  • Completes data cleaning and organizes data files for analysis.
  • Reviews data and identifies quality issues.
  • Presents findings in an appropriate manner.
  • Supervises

  • Provides work direction and/or supervises staff such as team members, students, etc.
  • Miscellaneous

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • 2 years data analysis/report writing or similar experience required.
  • Infrastructure (extends across applications) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
  • Programming Languages and Frameworks Python R
  • Compliance HIPAA
  • Analytical critical thinking data mining data modeling problem solving
  • Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Two years’ experience in data-intensive research
  • Proficiency in R, Python, or similar
  • Excellent English oral and written communication
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master or PhD degree in a quantitative field
  • Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Experience in completing analysis for an academic lab
  • Expertise in processing neuroimaging data (e.g., computed tomography)
  • Expertise in natural language processing
  • Expertise in machine learning (e.g., scikit-learn in Python, CARET package in R)
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