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Cancer Outcomes Data Analyst - Yale School of Medicine

Location: New Haven, CT
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11090
Posted: February 8, 2017
Description:

The Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale School of Medicine (copper.yale.edu) is a national leader in the field of cancer-related health services and outcomes research. The Center is comprised of researchers and clinicians across The Schools of Medicine and Public Health who collaborate on a variety of research projects involving both primary and secondary data, but all sharing a common theme: furthering our understanding of the benefits, risks, and costs of cancer screening and treatment. In addition to our strong record of research dissemination in peer-reviewed journals and at scientific conferences, COPPER research has been cited in insurer coverage decisions and medical society guidelines, and is often covered in the lay press. We are seeking a qualified and curious individual to join our team of 5 data analysts. If you are interested in conducting policy-relevant cancer research with a fun and collegial group of researchers at Yale, please read on and see the link below to apply!

Position Focus:

Under the general direction of the Director, this individual will be responsible for project management, data management and analysis for cancer-related health services and outcomes research studies at the Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale. The applicant will assist the Director and affiliated research faculty with data management and analysis of large population-based databases (e.g. SEER-Medicare), as well as with literature searching, grant-writing, and administrative tasks such as drafting progress reports and renewal of human subject protocols. Finally, the applicant will assist the study team with disseminating results, helping to prepare manuscripts and presentations.

Essential Duties

  1. Carries out research within the scope of the established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects regulations as defined by Yale University and the federal government that pertain to research studies.
  2. Develops criteria for admission of study subjects based on goals and objectives of project.
  3. Determines potential sources of funding and prospective partnerships.
  4. Evaluates feasibility of accepting potential projects through analysis of staffing needs, resource requirements, financial costs, and current planned capacity of group. Negotiates contracts and/or changes with funder.
  5. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions. Based on knowledge of science and research goals, collaborates with PIs on major revisions and contributes to scientific protocols. Plans and implements changes.
  6. Develops forms, questionnaires and the application of research techniques; writes procedures manuals for data collection and coding.
  7. Responsible for the documentation and transmission of study data. Ensures that report forms are accurately documented and completed in a timely manner at each site location.
  8. Works independently to develop manage and organize multi site studies. Serves as primary coordinator between University, non-Yale collaborators, pharmaceutical companies, HIC, IRB and funding sources.
  9. Performs descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses of data, using computer software. 1
  10. Designs and implements quality control measures to ensure accurate collection and processing of data.
  11. Contributes in-depth, original thought and relevance to written reports and to the writing of abstracts and manuscripts.
Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills and organization and planning skills. Ability to communicate regularly with diverse teams of internal and external research collaborators to maintain timeline and identify challenges to progress.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proven proficiency in biostatistics, constructing multivariable linear, logistic, and survival models. Ability to determine proper statistical approach for specific research questions.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to use SAS to manage complex databases and construct datasets. Ability to investigate, analyze and evaluate complex statistical and programming problems using SAS or Stata.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to set priorities and work independently on multiple concurrent projects. Proven ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to completing research projects in a timely and appropriate manner.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to participate in the preparation of manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and oral presentations, as well as to assist with ad hoc requests for a variety of research-related tasks, including literature searches and grant preparation. 

 

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