Intermediate Data Analyst

University of Oklahoma

Oklahoma, OK

ID: 7116497 (Ref.No. ta223269)
Posted: November 21, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description


OU Health Stephenson Cancer Center is Oklahoma’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center, and one of only 71 NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States. This highly competitive accreditation ensures that our patients receive the highest standard of care and have access to the most advanced cancer treatment options.

At the Stephenson Cancer Center, we have an exciting new job opportunity that could be right for you! The Intermediate Data Analyst will be housed with the SCC Office of Cancer Research (OCR), which is tasked with collecting, tracking, evaluating, and reporting data for the Cancer Center Support Grant and other external funding agencies. Many of the key data points will be tracked in a commercial data management system. This position will oversee data collection and quality control, ensure data integrity, as well as create and generate standard and ad hoc reports for SCC leadership and research programs. This position will also work with other SCC teams and external groups to streamline reporting/data collection issues and develop tools to aid data analytics. 


  • Develop and implement strategies for data collection and evaluation - Oversee and direct data collection, evaluation, and reporting activities in support of the Cancer Center Support Grant and other SCC programs. Develop and maintain reports using available reporting tools and NCI-required templates for a wide range of external and internal reports, Cancer Center program meetings and retreats, grant applications, and other research-related activities. Coordinate and develop strategies for effective and efficient evaluation, selection, and refinement of information resources to meet the needs of cancer center leadership and effectively inform leadership of new developments. Evaluate data to identify patterns, trends, common requirements, and common data sources. Identify new sources of information and/or information elements that will increase the value of the data maintained by the cancer center. Work with faculty and staff to identify and determine sources of data and identify any issues with data sources to optimize their use. Coordinate with SCC Leadership on verification and accuracy of all data, and analyze data accuracy proactively to identify and resolve errors well before submission deadlines.
  • Implement and maintain efficient data management mechanisms and systems - Maintain overall integrity and quality of membership, publication and grant databases, including regular data improvement and cleaning. Develop mechanisms for collection, storage and maintenance for data from detailed records, as required by funding agencies, to prepare yearly progress reports and/or new/competitive grant applications and renewal application data tables. Develop means to efficiently gather and collate needed data, maintaining campus-wide contacts and working closely with cancer center administration to ensure data is efficiently supplied. Maintain primary responsibility for database maintenance and data management, including audits to ensure data integrity and timeliness of updates and ease of use in extracting required information. Serve as subject matter expert and optimize quality and use of databases by staying current on enhancements to functionality. Plan for backup and recovery of database information and establish guidelines for archiving data and maintaining archived data. Participate in evaluation and implementation of future information and data management systems directed to efficient grant management.
  • Generate Reports and Presentation/Publication Support - Provide written and graphic representation of data. Prepare reports on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis for SCC leadership evaluation and standard funding agency reporting using aggregate data. Assist in preparing presentations and publications.
  • Liaison and Communication - Serve as a liaison between internal (Proposal Services, Clinical Trials Office, Education, Training and Career Enhancement Core, OUHSC Office of Research Administation, etc.) and external (Cancer Center Administrators Forum member organizations and Advarra) entities. Contribute to and help identify opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Performs various duties as needed to successfully fulfill the function of the position.

Job Requirements


Education: Bachelor’s degree

Experience: 36 months experience as a Data Analyst or in a related field

Equivalency/Substitution: Will accept 48 months related experience in lieu of the Bachelor’s degree for a total of 84 months experience.


  • Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms.
  • High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large scale databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases.
  • Understanding of addressing and metadata standards.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills

Working Conditions:

  • Physical: Sit for prolonged periods. Uses a computer. Manual dexterity. Communicate effectively and listens.
  • Environmental: Standard office environment

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

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