IS Programmer/Analyst I / 40 Hours / Day / BWH Obstetrics Gynecology

Partners Healthcare System Boston , MA 02298

Posted 4 months ago

General Summary/Overview Statement

Working closely with the principal investigators and project manager at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, the IS programmer I will develop SAS programs to create analytic datasets, validate data quality, perform statistical analyses, and prepare results for manuscripts, presentations and reports. Additionally, the programmer will develop and manage Microsoft Access, Excel, and REDCap databases, oversee data entry by other staff, and extract data from a variety of sources including electronic health data. The position requires the ability to develop an in-depth understanding of complex data structures as well as the ability to translate specifications into SAS programming logic.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the PI, participates in the design of statistical analysis plans, prepares and merges datasets, and performs statistical analyses primarily using SAS and occasionally using STATA or R.

  • Assists researchers with writing and preparing tables/figures for analyses, reports, scientific papers, grants and presentations.

  • In collaboration with project manager, develops, implements and/or maintains an orientation and training program related to data entry and data management for all study staff.

  • Functions as a resource for all study issues related to data entry, coding, quality and management. Identifies problems and develops solutions.

  • Develops, maintains, oversees, and improves Microsoft Access databases and REDCap surveys for research projects in consultation with the project manager.

  • Responds promptly to study staff to solve issues/questions about data management, automated scheduling processes, and other database procedures.

  • Extract, query and edit information in relational databases.

  • Document all aspects of data management, such as database structure and related data cleaning procedures, and document all statistical analyses performed.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

Shared office space.

Supervisory Responsibility

Responsible for directly supervising data entry by Research Assistants and ensuring data quality. Trains and orients staff with respect to data management and assists the research coordinator in evaluating study staff.

  • Bachelor's degree in science-related field plus one year's work experience required.

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, data science or similar field preferred.

  • One to two years of SAS programming experience.

  • Understanding of the scientific method and the research lifecycle.

  • One to two years of database management experience and/or training or equivalent training and experience.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

  • Flexible and able to productively interact with a diverse research team including investigators, project managers, coordinators, and research staff to accomplish project goals.

  • Highly organized, with decision-making skills, initiative, and ability to work as part of a growing data management team.

  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.

  • Fundamental knowledge of data management, clinical research, epidemiology, and biostatistics.

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