The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Gerontology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) is currently recruiting for a Senior Research Analyst(SRA). The SRA is responsible for conducting advanced analyses, preparing data sets, requesting, extracting and combining data from multiple platforms and providing other support of research activities and programs. The SRA is expected to interpret research data according to standardized methods and procedures and provide final interpretations to others.
The mission of the Division of Gerontology is to conduct research, teach and serve gateway to our extensive resources dedicated to improving the health and health care of older persons. Faculty members include both epidemiologic and clinical investigators who are taking gerontology research in exciting new directions.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Design and conduct quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, develop and write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions.
Develop and perform effective methods of data collection and assessment. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data. Develop methods and tools to ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
Establish and maintain database files, perform required data extraction through programming and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.
Perform sophisticated data searches and exchanges among micro, mini, and mainframe-based statistical software applications to generate standard and customized reports using statistical applications. Demonstrate expertise in statistical applications such as SPSS, SAS, R, STATA, and Excel.
Act in a lead role in the summarization and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting statistical information in the forms of tables, charts, or graphs. Review work of support staff and determines how analysis will be presented.
Communicate with provide updates regarding the most complex data collection, analysis, and reporting processes.
Provide guidance, training, and mentoring to less experience personnel in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education : Bachelor's degree in Information Management, Social Science, Public Policy, Mathematics, Statistics, Health Science or Services or in a field of study related to the research.
Experience: Two (2) years related experience in a research environment required.
Preferred Experience: Experience in SAS, STATA, SPSS, and/or Excel preferred.
A unique combination of education and experience may be considered. A Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic or laboratory, as appropriate. Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of design of research studies and preparation of technical procedures and reports.
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to provide theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings.
Knowledge of the using measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.
Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software (SAS required; STATA or SPSS preferred) as well as spreadsheet and database software applications (visual basic in Access, use of MS Excel for graphics). Develops policies, procedures, and introduces changes as necessary. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Ability to design databases for entry, input data from a variety of platforms, and synthesize data for statistical analyses.
Excellent organizational and project management skills.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.
Ability to network with, and provide information to key groups and individuals.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3322D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Public Health
Job Posting: Jul 18, 2019
Unposting Date: Aug 23, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 101721
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.