Statistical Analyst (Surgical Oncology)

Northwestern University

Chicago, IL

ID: 7072532
Posted: November 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:

As a member of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC), the Statistical Analyst works with faculty, staff and fellows to design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions regarding data management and analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, data analysis and management reporting. Utilizes software to generate metrics and develops actionable recommendations. Collaborates with various function teams such as research, and IT to achieve business results.

Specific Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning

Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
Provides consultation to customers on appropriate data management, methodological issues and statistical analyses.
Collaborates with technical staff explaining needs of functional users. Serve on committees related to data structure and governance.

Designs and prepares documentation for data management and/or data analyses.
Performs descriptive analyses for clients.
Creates data tables and graphs.
Writes reports for presentation and publication.
Presents results at internal/external meetings.
Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology
Defines, develops and communicates new standards and best practices.

Manages research and analysis using several databases and/or data tables.
Determines appropriate sources of data based on requests.
Designs and writes programs for data entry, data editing, data management, periodic reporting, and quality control monitoring and statistical analyses.
Prepares and analyzes reports/data
Extracts required data.
Determines and coordinates the completion of statistical analyses using appropriate applications.
Develops and tests reports and analysis.
Identifies and work with data stewards to resolve data conflicts

Develops and documents standards for data quality and regulatory compliance pertaining to reporting.
Ensures quality and compliance by reviewing reports

Provides work direction for team members, subordinates, contractors, vendors, students, etc.
Recommends staff hires/terminations.
Coaches and mentors staff and research fellows.
Manages projects ensuring timelines and deliverables are met and meet expectations.
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.
4 years data analysis/report writing or similar experience required
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

Proficient with SAS and/or STATA.
Background in research methodology.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Successfully works on multiple projects simultaneously.
Preferred Qualifications:

Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or a related field or the equivalent combination and experience in statistics, data management and statistical data processing from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Experience in research-related programming, data management and statistical data processing.
Experience with data management and analysis of administrative data, particularly Medicare claims data.
More than 5 years of experience in research-related programming, data management and statistical data processing ' specifically with Medicare data.
Experience writing scientific manuscripts


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