Data Analyst D

Data Analyst D

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title
Data Analyst D

Job Profile Title
Data Analyst D

Job Description Summary
The Data Analyst D will join a clinical research team focused on healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance. This team includes faculty and staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases (Department of Medicine) and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Data Analyst will work with existing and new clinical and administrative databases.

Job Description

The Data Analyst D will join a clinical research team focused on healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance. This team includes faculty and staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases (Department of Medicine) and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics. The Data Analyst will work with existing and new clinical and administrative databases to:

  • Develop study data collection forms and maintain study files in an electronic database for multiple ongoing studies
  • Perform database creation and management, that includes regular data cleaning and data quality checks
  • Extract PDS and Clarity data from the back-end of EPIC and develop datasets from these extractions
  • Standardize analytical variables and create analytic datasets
  • Provide and regularly update study reports (weekly)
  • Develop design and data analysis plans to support research investigations
  • Perform general statistical analyses and statistical modeling (for example, Table 1 from a manuscript) )
  • Perform higher-level statistical analyses and statistical modeling like regressional analysis of time series data, or comparing regression lines
  • Design, develop, test, implement and document statistical programming in high-level software packages (i.e. STATA, SAS, R)
  • Develop, document, and maintain analytical data files; document methods and results through memoranda and reports; communicate findings to project team members
  • Write and edit statistical methods sections of manuscripts and abstracts for presentations and publications
  • Read and review appropriate biomedical and clinical research literature

This position is contingent upon funding


Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field and 5-7 years of analysis and statistical programming experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's degree preferred.

  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills are required as this position will support multiple projects led by a small core of research faculty on the team
  • Highly competent in a minimum of two statistical computing languages (e.g., STATA, R, SAS) required
  • Highly competent in Structured Query Language (SQL) with experience extracting large, complex datasets from electronic medical records (EMR) required
  • Experience conducting survival analysis, using propensity scores, and other methods commonly used in Epidemiology preferred
  • Experience programming in Python a plus
  • Experience with biomedical research a plus; ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgement
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room; Requires extensive safety, Alternative work schedules, Exposure to chemicals

Physical Effort
Typically standing or walking; Typically bending, crouching, stooping; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less, Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping, using tools requiring high dexterity

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $168,837.00

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits

  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

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