Sr. Research Analyst (Neurology)

University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine Miami , FL 33196

Posted 11 months ago

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The Division of Neuromuscular Disorders has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Research Analyst to join a very active clinical/translational research program with multiple ongoing research studies. The sr. research analyst will play a central role in the collation, organization, and management of research data, essentially serving as the point person for "all things data-related" in the research group. The sr. research analyst will be expected to carry out high quality, accurate work in a fast-paced environment in which strong quantitative skills are essential. To effectively perform in this position, the sr. research analyst will need an excellent working knowledge of ongoing research activities, and to function as an integral member of the research team. This individual will work directly with investigators, research staff, and external collaborators.

Some of the primary responsibilities include:

  • Lead the research group's effort to:

  • Develop and refine data collection instruments (e.g. CRFs)

  • Ensure data completeness, correctness, and consistency

  • Perform routine data review to ensure data quality

  • Utilize statistical software (such as SAS) to clean and merge datasets from multiple sources

  • Perform data queries and create reports (summaries, tables, figures, etc.)

  • Create view tables and prepare data for statistical analysis

  • Identify, vet, and help select a suitable database developer (external vendor or UM in-house) to provide long-term maintenance and ongoing development of the research database

  • Serve as the principle liaison between the research group and aforementioned database developer

  • Lead the effort to identify, select, and train a part-time research analyst to assist with data management

  • Assist the PI and co-PI in overseeing the data-related activities and work product of more junior research staff (e.g. research analysis, students, )

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain up-to-date data and database documentations (e.g. data dictionaries or metadata)

  • Work with the Medical IT department to ensure the correct functioning of data storage, archiving, backup, and recovery procedures

  • Other data-related tasks as requested by the principal investigator

Minimum Requirements are:

Bachelor's degree and at least three years of relevant experience. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

  • Strong quantitative aptitude

  • Demonstrated facility with analytic tasks

  • Strong sense of focus and attention to detail

  • Ability and willingness to acquire new knowledge quickly

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation, flexibility, and excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Previous experience with SAS, R, or other similar statistical software

  • Demonstrated experience in writing novel code for data management tasks

  • Experience in a medical research or healthcare setting

  • Experience with large datasets and relational databases UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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