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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Data Analyst.
In this role, the successful candidate Execute ongoing analysis of research initiatives related to health policy, health choice/behavior, health economics, and population health. Contribute to the Department of Population Health's Section on Health Choice, Policy and Evaluation (HCPE), a dynamic and active research group dedicated to determining the influence of public policy on health and health choices and advancing ways to make policies more effective. Using multidisciplinary approaches, particularly behavioral economics, the group focuses on low-income, racial and ethnic minority populations and pressing public health problems, with a significant focus on obesity. The data analyst processes data from conceptualization through presentation and is responsible for management of datasets. The analyst supports a dynamic group of faculty to make informed policy recommendations and develop novel health policy solutions, often around the food environment, eating and food purchasing behaviors.A strong area of interest for the group is growing our capacity to use machine learning techniques to solve health problems.
Import and clean raw datasets, evaluate data quality, and create analytic datasets
Perform statistical analyses according to the study design (e.g., cross-sectional, time series, difference-in-difference, machine learning)
Detect and address issues in data and analytic results
Develop, manage, and improve databases to track provenance and versioning
Monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of data; prepare reports, charts and tables of data for faculty and staff
Cultivate deep familiarity with methodological approaches and data from diverse sources including big data platforms, large administrative databases, small-scale survey data, electronic health trackers, GPS units and others
Accurately and appropriately interpret and communicate results
Develop programs, methodologies, and files for analyzing and presenting data
Clearly communicate processes used and results achieved, suggest new and alternative approaches
Participate in data-driven decision making with investigators
Conduct relevant literature reviews to inform cohort selection, variable definitions, and analytic methods
Assist in writing and editing manuscripts for publication
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's Degree with 2 years relevant work experience in Public Health, Economics, Statistics, Biostatistics, or related quantitative research field. Strong statistical computing skills. Proficient in Stata. Keen attention to detail and good documentation habits. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Self-directed and able to manage priorities on multiple projects simultaneously. Must work and communicate effectively with partners. Strong time-management and prioritization skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters degree preferred. Proficiency with additional statistical packages such as SAS, R, or Python. Experience working with large datasets Proficient with geospatial tools such as ArcGIS (and by extension, the ArcPy module) or QGIS. Interest in learning programming languages. Experience contributing to research or articles for peer review.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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About NYU Langone Medical Center
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