Data Analyst

Pennsylvania, United States
Monday, 1 February 2021
End of advertisement period
Friday, 2 April 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.

Job Description

Dr. John T. Farrar’s Lab is hiring two (2) data analyst to participate in ongoing research on the re-analysis of randomized clinical trials of therapies used to treat acute pain and the development of prediction models to identify patients most likely to respond to such therapies.  Duties include: (1) Locate, organize, catalogue, and define data in the FDA Document Archiving, Reporting and Regulatory Tracking System (DAARTS) system for all clinical trials on treatments of acute pain; (2) Processing, harmonizing, management, and analysis of data identified in step 1 by specific treatment, treatment group, and of the complete data set; and (3) Contributing to the development and testing of novel approaches to the harmonization and analysis of this complex data set. 

The Data Analyst in particular will require management, processing, and review of analyses performed on a large-scale with multiple study goals.  The lab will benefit from close collaboration with talented programmers, analysts, and faculty, and offers opportunities for career development and academic advancement at PSOM.

This position is contingent on continued funding.


A Bachelor's Degree in epidemiology, bioinformatics, statistics, medicine, biology or other related fields and minimum 2 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with management and analysis of large complex data set harmonization and integration required. Familiarity with R, SAS, Stata, or other data analysis or data handling software strongly preferred.

Working Conditions

Office, Library, Computer Room

Physical Effort

Typically sitting at desk or table; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping; occasionally lifting 25lbs. or less

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $138,391.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.