Data Analyst 1

Stanford University Redwood City , CA 94063

Posted 4 weeks ago

Grade: G

FTE: 100%

The Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, education, research and administration. The Department is a dynamic, stimulating place to work and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles. With more than 600 pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists and more than 400 operational, program specialist and research staff, our department is one of the largest at the School of Medicine.

We are seeking a Data Analyst 1 to work under minimal supervision, perform complex technical work associated with a wide variety of analytical data and produce routine information requests. This position is located at the Redwood City campus with an occasional option to from home. This role will require occasional travel to the main campus for meetings and presentations. Reporting to the Associate Director of Clinical Operations, the position will be responsible for interpreting, monitoring, analyzing, and presenting information related to clinical care missions of the Department of Pediatrics. Collaboration with other administrative groups like faculty affairs, human resources, research administration, and Division Managers, LPCH and information resources will be crucial for the success of this position. S/he will also perform project and analytical work that will ensure the uniformity, accuracy, and consistency of data through the application of effective data management. This is an exciting opportunity to make an impact in the Department of Pediatrics through highly visible work.

Learn more about our department here:

Duties include:

  • Identify and select usable data from subtle and complex data patterns. Assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information.

  • Design methods to validate data to ensure high quality product. Explore creative approach to using data based on technical expertise of available data. Distribute reports to applicable agencies, researchers, management and other internal end-users and provide interpretation of data when needed.

  • Develop and produce dashboards, key performance indicators, and other recognized metrics used to monitor and report organizational performance. Collect and analyze metric data.

  • Collect, manage and clean datasets using an extraction and reporting programming language to ensure data integrity.

  • Research and reconcile data discrepancies occurring among various information systems and reports.

  • Collaborate with data managers to define and implement data standards and common data elements for data collection.

  • Identify new sources of data and methods to improve data collection, analysis and reporting.

  • May test prototype software and participate in approval and release process for new software.

    • Other duties may also be assigned


  • Experience in and strong passion for research and answering hard questions with data.

  • Advanced proficiency with Tableau software and R/Python or Stata statistical tools/models.

  • Experience with forecasting, trend analysis, and predictive modeling using available data sets.

  • Ability to learn new subject areas quickly.

  • Flexibility to operate in a small, growing, and rapidly changing organization.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.

  • Ability to independently exercise sound judgment and know when to seek assistance as appropriate.

  • Ability to use data retrieval and manipulation tools such as SQL, Business Objects, etc. in conjunction with visual data tools to clearly present data to non-technical audiences.


Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.


  • Basic knowledge and demonstrated experience using and applying analytical software, database management system software, database reporting software, database user interface and query software, and data mining software.

  • Ability to collect data using a variety of methods, such as data mining and hardcopy or electronic documentation study, to improve or expand databases.

  • Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.

  • Ability to use logic to calculate data; efficiently construct a database or scrutinize the form of a question.

  • Ability to work with data of varying levels of quality and validity.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce data in a clear and understandable manner meeting user requirements.

  • Ability to work effectively with multiple internal and external customers.




  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently sit, sort, file paperwork or parts, grasp lightly, and use fine manipulation, lift, carry, push and pull objects that weigh 10 pounds or less.

  • Occasionally write by hand, twist, bend, stoop and squat.

  • Rarely stand, walk, reach or work above shoulders and use a telephone.

    • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May work extended hours during peak business cycles.

  • This position is located at the Redwood City campus with an occasional option to work from home.

  • Will require occasional travel to the main campus for meetings and presentations.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 6280

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: R99

  • Department URL:

  • Requisition ID: 87113

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