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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department: Lineberger Compr Cancer Center
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Duties: A Research Associate (research data statistical analyst) with a strong statistical, biostatistical background, for multiple research studies in UNC Lineberger needed for the analysis of large secondary health care related data. This position is needed to assist in the design, analysis, and interpretation of diverse health services and observational research studies, primarily using SAS. This person will interface directly with clinical and research partners to help operationalize research questions, recommend and apply analytic approaches and assist with interpretation
Requirements: Completion of a Master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, systems engineering, or related Public Health degree is preferred or Bachelor’s degree and at least five years working in health services or outcomes research required. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in methods appropriate for analysis of health and health outcomes. Demonstrated skill and experience with advanced SAS programming including SAS Macro or SQL
   
Text: Position Information Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Department Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801 Working Title Research Associate Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research Position Posting Category Research Professionals Salary Range Dependent on Education/Qualifications Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent Hours per Week 40 Vacancy ID NF0002665 Position ID 01003680 Posting Open Date 08/09/2017 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Start Date 10/01/2017 Position Summary A Research Associate (research data statistical analyst) with a strong statistical, biostatistical background, for multiple research studies in UNC Lineberger needed for the analysis of large secondary health care related data. This position is needed to assist in the design, analysis, and interpretation of diverse health services and observational research studies, primarily using SAS . This person will interface directly with clinical and research partners to help operationalize research questions, recommend and apply analytic approaches and assist with interpretation. Educational Requirements Completion of a Master’s in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, systems engineering, or related Public Health degree is preferred OR Bachelor’s degree and at least five years working in health services or outcomes research required. Qualifications and Experience Required: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in methods appropriate for analysis of health and health outcomes. Demonstrated skill and experience with advanced SAS programming including SAS Macro or SQL . Applicants with no evidence of SAS experience in application materials will not be considered. Strong skills in biostatistics and epidemiologic methods including survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, multi-level modeling, time-varying covariates and familiarity with pharmacoepidemiologic methods (propensity score analysis, instrumental variables), Bayesian models, missing data, and censoring truncation. Expertise in documenting research decisions, assumptions, and steps applied in study analysis. A history of good communication and collaborative interpersonal skills, and proactive team orientation. Strongly Preferred: Experience in cancer research and with analysis of registry, clinical trials and administrative claims data (e.g., Medicare); and management of large datasets (e.g., 250,000 observations; 1000 variables). Preferred: Experience with CART modeling, structural equation models, joinpoint regression, and proficiency in statistical packages such as R and Winbugs. Equal Opportunity Employer The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran. Special Instructions Apply online: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125844. Provide, CV/Resume, cover letter and contact information for three(3) references. Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125844 Department Contact Information Department Contact Name and Title Department Contact Telephone or Email Office of Human Resources Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. Applicant Documents Required Documents Curriculum Vitae / Resume Cover Letter Optional Documents List of References
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