Data Analyst D

Pennsylvania, United States
29 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Nov 2020
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.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Description

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research Center is seeking a data manager to lead the Center’s data acquisition efforts for large pragmatic and comparative effectiveness trials and observational cohort studies. The data manager must demonstrate a strong understanding of research concepts and data structures, ideally in the healthcare setting, and be able to discuss both technical requirements and study design considerations effectively with collaborators within and external to the PAIR Center. The data manager will be embedded within project teams to develop, document, and execute data workflows. This individual will also be responsible for establishing data use agreements (DUAs) on behalf of the Center; planning for data transfer, preservation, and destruction; and maintaining complete documentation. 

The successful candidate must have experience transforming and exploring data files using SAS. Experience with SQL and data science techniques are strongly preferred. Above all, attention to detail and the ability to clearly and concisely convey nuanced technical information to different audiences (project managers, investigators, technical and non-technical external stakeholders, statisticians/analysts, other data managers) will be essential to this individual’s success in the position.

A Bachelor's Degree and 3 years to 5 years of data management and/or project management experience in healthcare research or a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Experience processing data using SAS; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.


  • Experience writing SQL queries; Experience establishing data use agreements; Knowledge of data science techniques

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $168,837.00

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.

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