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Junior Data Analyst

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID352156
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Support
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code8352P2
Employee ClassCivil Service
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Seeking a Junior Data Analyst to support the Clinical Informatics Shared Services (CISS), .Principle Duties:

Informatics Consultation: Ensure that all informatics services follow team and university policies and operating procedures
* Ensure that all informatics activities meet various compliance standards, IRB, data security, and contractual obligations of the University of Minnesota.
* Follow operating procedures, forms, and policies of the team. Discuss enhancement opportunities with team management.
* Strive for the best quality of service experience and excellent user satisfaction feedback.
* Follow-up with investigators and staff to ensure delivered services meet users' expectations. Assist with refinements when requested.
* Train users on data access methods, analysis tools, and informatics infrastructure
* Create consultation reports that capture project requirements and the implementation plan. Update the report as per continuous communication with investigators
* Capture requirements for various types of projects (research, quality and operational projects, study recruitment, etc.).

Technical: Extract, integrate, format, and deliver data as per project needs.
* Extract and/or create reports needed for departmental operations or regulatory needs (such as FDA reporting or industry sponsor reporting etc.,)
* Run feasibility analysis to ensure project requirements can be processed through offered informatics services.
* Assess raw data/primary data availability and quality. Work with users to transfer raw data into required format for project purpose.
* Query, extract, integrate, format, deliver and analyze data as per project needs.
* Explore and investigate various ways of identifying patients when data elements are not clear or available. Propose alternatives to users and clarify key points of each alternative.
* Work closely with other team members to review execution plans and request support.
* Continually seek to improve knowledge of new clinical databases.
* Identify informatics infrastructure enhancement opportunities that could benefit the larger research community.

Communication: Work with investigators, research personnel and other stakeholders to promote informatics services and represent the team.
* Keep investigators and staff informed on offered CTSI Informatics services.
* Coordinate user testing/usability evaluation of offered services and capture needs for potential future enhancements
* Ensure service delivery progress concerns, delays and issues are regularly communicated with team management.
* Represent the team, as needed, in various meetings, such as: IRB, Office of Compliance, data stewards, research committees, and technical infrastructure.
* Communicate with data stewards from different organizations to most effectively deliver data as per project requirements.
* Initiate regular user group meeting to discuss departmental needs
* Attend vendor based conferences or meetings at times to better support databases.
* Work as a liaison between the team and other units on selected informatics components and databases, recommend standardized data collection process for automatic data extraction, provide requirements for automation, etc.

Informatics ETL Maintenance and Support: Maintain and enhance existing code, process, and reports
* Maintain and support existing ETL Processes and Procedures
* Become a subject matter expert in data and tools to efficiently support any data mapping efforts needed by other team members for dashboards etc.
* Advocate best practice policies and procedures for data handling.
* Identify and assess performance tuning opportunities.
* Create data dictionary and document dependencies by reverse engineering from existing code and data.

Required qualifications must be documented in application materials. Required Qualifications:
* BA/BS with 2+ years of relevant analytical or quantitative work experience, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years. Experience must include a minimum of 1 year of experience querying, extracting ,transforming, formatting, and analyzing Clinical data.
* Experience working with clinical data and healthcare code sets (ICD9/ICD10, NDC/RXNorm, LOINC, etc.).
* Experience working with messy real-world data
* Experience in query development skills (such as, MS SQL Server, SSIS, T-SQL programming, PL/SQL or Oracle tools).
* Good Understanding of Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) concepts and Databases.
* Knowledge of healthcare data management concepts and regulatory/compliance policies (HIPAA, IRB, etc.).
* Ability to participate in occasional domestic travel to attend conferences or training workshops
* Ability to support multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize assignments
* Comfortable providing rapid and timely response to urgent requests that impact clients

Preferred Qualifications:
* Knowledge of clinical trials, research and operations.
* Experience working with research lab data and Bio specimens.
* Strong customer-facing experience, preferably with Clinical Trials office leaders, study team supporting trials, investigators, faculty/academic and research support staff.
* Good understanding of relational database modeling and access management.
* Experience working with MS Access
* Skills in data visualization
* Research experience in statistics, data science or related fields
* Experience with basic machine learning or statistical analysis using R, Matlab, or Python
* Experience in report writing using SSRS and Jasper Reports.
* Experience working with version control tools like Tortoise SVN.
* Experience working with a Cloud-based database
* Experience working with batch scripts and VBA scripts

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U:
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

    Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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