Health Data Analyst Research Assistant Professor

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Health Data Analyst Research Assistant Professor

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Feb 17, 2022

The Department of Biobehavioral Health Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is providing an exciting opportunity for a health data analyst in inquiry that addresses the research priorities of Penn Nursing.

This position is based in the BECCA (Biostatistics * Evaluation * Collaboration * Consultation * Analysis) Lab at Penn Nursing. BECCA is the statistical core for the School of Nursing
focusing on statistical consulting, training and research for faculty and students. The BECCA team collaborates on data collection, management and analysis, grant proposal and manuscript writing and graduate student training.

We seek a candidate in the non-tenure research assistant professor track.
  • Collaborate with investigators on research projects with primary responsibility for study design, execution, and statistical analysis for various complex studies including retrospective and prospective cohort trials, clinical trials, and electronic health records (EHR).
  • In collaboration with faculty investigators, and as an integral part of the study team, contribute to the development of research ideas and project proposals.
  • Collaborate with investigators on protocol designs, data analysis plans, statistical design, statistical analysis, grant applications, and preparation of presentations and publications.
  • Responsible for the analytical plan, including design, implementation, and management of methods/ systems for data analysis of studies.
  • Participate with faculty investigators on committees to review concepts, proposals, and to continually improve research implementation and outcomes.
  • Contribute to education of doctoral students regarding design and analytic aspects of nursing and health-related research through guest lectures and membership in dissertation and grant review committees

  • PhD degree in biostatistics, statistics, applied mathematics, econometrics or a related quantitative field
  • Expertise in use of statistical and programming packages, e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, Stata etc.
  • Expertise in data collection and management tools including REDCap and Qualtrics.
  • Minimum three years related experience at institution of higher education.
  • Excellent theoretical knowledge and outstanding ability to apply statistical approaches to a broad range of observational studies and clinical trials.
  • Experience and interest in health disparities and health equity research.
  • Expertise with machine learning approaches is a plus.
  • Record of research publications and presentations.

    We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/men/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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    The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to 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. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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