Summary Description: We are looking for a new person to join our research team as a Data Analyst/Research Scientist ? Staff Associate.For this full-time officer of research Staff Associate position, we seek a person with strong programming, data management, analytic, and communication skills to join our team in the assessment of national claims data, clinical registry data, and electronic health records (EHR), to evaluate drivers of outcomes, quality, and value for children with congenital heart disease.The position is responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigator (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the Pediatric Heart Center to 1) support execution of sponsored research projects and 2) analyze / troubleshoot internal registry data to identify areas to improve care delivery. We are looking for a person with experience and graduate training related to health care delivery, public health, and/or the financing of the United States health system. The ideal candidate will have had some experience working with health administrating/insurance claims data and/or electronic health records. Prior experience with the Department of Health or other training with large data will be viewed favorably. While the position requires technical skills, we are particularly looking for a person passionate about for making the health system work more efficiently and effectively for children and in growing as a member of our team. The person hired would participate in designing applied research and conducting related analyses. Recent projects include assessing the effects of socioeconomic disparities on outcomes and resource utilization for children undergoing congenital heart surgery and examining the effects of surgeon age/experience on patient outcomes.Responsibilities would include: 1) Working directly with the PI to design and implement new projects and to make sure analyses are useful, accurate, and clearly communicated. 2) Merging, cleaning, documenting, and managing administrative and clinical registry-based datasets; analyzing data quality and integrity; identifying and solving data quality problems; coding and creating new variables; preparing analysis files; producing statistical summaries, charts and tables; and communicating results.No prior knowledge of congenital heart disease is required, but a desire learn and to join a team aimed at improving quality and value of care for children with complex chronic conditions is a must. Job Responsibilities:?Participate in developing research designs, analytic plans, and communicating results ?Develop programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data?Import and clean raw datasets and evaluate data quality?Perform statistical analyses according to the study design (e.g., hierarchical modeling, survival analyses, weighted analyses, difference-in-difference, simulation, etc.)?Accurately and appropriately interpret and communicate results?Detect and address issues in data and analytic results?Clearly communicate processes used and results achieved, and suggest new and alternative approaches?Assist in writing and editing manuscripts for publication?Cultivate deep familiarity with methodological approaches and data
Minimum Qualifications: Candidate must have four years of directly related experience for staff associate.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree
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