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.
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.
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.
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Infrastructure (extends across applications)-Box Collaborative Storage, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook).
Programming Languages and Frameworks- SAS, STATA, R.
Compliance- HIPAA, HITECH, IRB
Analytical- Critical thinking, data mining, data modeling, problem solving, Troubleshooting.
Project-Code documentation, collaboration and teamwork, facilitate collaboration, organizational skills, planning.
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: (Education and experience)
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.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 36075
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.