Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Job Summary: Provides SAS programming and analytic support for department specific research project(s). Constructs, manages and documents complicated data files for research projects; conducts statistical analysis; reviews statistical output; interprets and explains results; and, provides input to study reports and abstracts/manuscripts while ensuring effectiveness and accuracy. Essential Responsibilities: Using SAS and other relevant statistical software, creates analytic files by merging multiple, large databases including survey and administrative data, formatting, recoding and subsetting data to meet the analytic goals. Perform high level statistical analysis using SAS and other related statistical software and ensures the integrity of all data files, statistical output and reported findings.
Responsible for developing and maintaining organization of all data files and archiving and data storage for straightforward retrieval of research data. Provide statistical assistance and programming consultation to other Research Staff such as Faculty, Research Fellows or Research Students within the Division or outside collaborators at the discretion of the Principal Investigator. The amount of this work will vary based on the research project. Learn and apply new statistical and data management sofware systems and skills when necessary.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required in in related field of statistics, computer science or public health. Master’s degree preferred in in health related field. 3-5 years related work experience required. Understanding of statistical concepts and SAS procedures; familiarity with epidemiological and quality assurance principles; and, prior research experience.
Proficiency in writing and editing complex SAS programs and using SAS statistical analysis procedures with a minimum of 2 years experience Advanced technical computer skills as required for technical support specific to functional area and related systems. Preferred Qualifications: Familiarity with SUDAAN, R, STATA. Competencies: Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving.
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Physical Nature of the Job: Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally