Data Specialist, ELEVATE
The Elevate Data Specialist will work as a member of the Elevate Research and Evaluation Team supporting the evaluation of MOMS Partnership sites across the country. The Data Specialist will contribute to the development of operations and procedures for data collection, editing, verification and management, will efficiently manipulate REDCAP and Qualtrics and will skillfully perform analyses using SAS and R. With the ability to both work independently and as a supportive team member, the Data Specialist will support Elevate’s technical assistance functions by running and updating internal and external data reports and communicating with the internal team regarding timely and accurate data entry. The Data Specialist will also contribute to the development of Elevate’s knowledge base, conducting literature reviews, synthesizing information researched, and writing up methods and results for publication or internal reports.
1. Performs a variety of duties involving the application of statistical skills to the design of research studies. Works as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies. 2. Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data. 3. Operates one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical analysis software for the management and analysis of data. Evaluates the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy. 4. Analyzes and interprets statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information. 5. Processes large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers. 6. Investigates, evaluates and prepares reports on applicability, efficiency, and accuracy of statistical methods used in obtaining and evaluation data. 7. Participates in the preparation of written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the finding and provides conclusions and recommendations. 8. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required Skill/Ability 1:
Proficiency with statistical programs SAS or R and data management systems REDCap and Qualtrics.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Ability to perform data management, data cleaning and error-checking tasks independently.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Ability to research and understand statistical techniques. Knowledge and experience conducting simple statistics with proper statistical techniques.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Ability to run and update internal and external data reports and communicate with site staff regarding timely and accurate data entry.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Experience documenting methods and results for publication or internal reports.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Experience working with large administrative data sets (i.e., structuring, managing, verifying).
Background Check Requirements
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