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. 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
Master’s Degree in a related discipline and two years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Original Posting Date 12-Sep-2016 Supervisory Organization Internal Medicine - General Medicine STARS Requisition number 39792BR University Job Title Research Associate 2, HSS Posting Position Title Cancer Outcomes Data Analyst Bargaining Unit None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group) Time Type Full time Duration Type Regular Compensation Grade Clinical & Research Compensation Grade Profile Research Associate 2 HSS (23) Work Location Medical School Campus Worksite Address 367 Cedar Street New Haven, CT 06510 Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day) Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5 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 and with the design and conduct of prospective survey studies. 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. 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. Physical Requirements Physical Requirements: Weekend Hours Required? Occasional Evening Hours Required? Occasional Drug Screen No Health Screening No Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Click here for additional information on the background check requirements and process. Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. 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