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Sacramento, California - USD Full Time Posted: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Job Summary:
Under oversight of the Principal Investigator and work closely with other co-investigators, especially the faculty biostatisticians, responsible for data analysis, programming and research study support.

Responsible for developing, revising and maintaining computer programs and procedures for data management, record linkage, quality control, statistical programming, and analysis of data for a multi-year study investigating epidemiology of controlled substance use, abuse, and overdose in California, including related topics such as drug abuse and pain management.

Participate in overall study design, analysis plan design, execution of analyses, and interpretation of the results of data analyses. Provide research study support to faculty and non-faculty investigators by preparing data for analysis, evaluating data quality, linking/merging data sets, as well as documenting all data management and analysis steps. Write or revise the methods and results sections of manuscripts related to data processing and computation including producing publication-quality tables and figures, and will assist in designing and writing analysis plans for future grant proposals.

Perform duties related to project coordination and administration as assigned including preparing and coordinating data requests with state and national agencies, and conducting and summarizing results of literature review related to statistical analysis and data management.

THIS CONTRACT APPOINTMENT WILL END ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF HIRE WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENSION OR BECOMING CAREER BASED ON FUNDING. Physical Demands: Lift/move filing boxes weighing up to 25 lbs. Work Environment: Valid CA driver's license and reliable transportation to travel between the California Department of Justice and the Center for Healthcare Policy and Research in a timely fashion.

Work flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends during peak work periods. Vacations/holidays will be coordinated with the project investigators to maintain study timelines.

In addition to the UC Davis background check, the incumbent must pass a California Department of Justice background check that includes fingerprinting from a CDOJ-approved LiveScan provider within the first 30 days of employment

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: -Experience managing and analyzing large databases using SAS software.

-Experience performing secondary data analysis or conducting research using data sources not specifically designed for such research

-Interpersonal and communication skills to communicate and interact effectively at a professional level with a variety of research personnel and colleagues with varying technical backgrounds.

-Knowledge and understanding of principles of epidemiology and clinical study design including appropriate statistical analytic approaches for different types of data.

-Experience with scientific manuscript writing and data analysis in an academic, research, or similar setting, as evidenced by authorship or co-authorship of published, peer-reviewed manuscripts.

-Organizational skills to independently track of multiple projects, work to meet specific deadlines, and document procedures. Preferred Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree in computer science, biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related field.

-Experience processing/analyzing large administrative datasets.

-Experience assembling analysis datasets from multiple data tables, using deterministic record linkage.

-Experience with relational database management concepts and applications including structured query language and implementations in Microsoft Access, SAS PROC SQL or another popular database management environment.

-Experience implementing and evaluating probabilistic record linkage of data from multiple sources, especially linking large administrative databases

-Experience with analysis of clinical and health outcomes data.

-Skills to assist with the development and implementation of innovative statistical approaches to solve complex analytical requirements

-Knowledge of statistical concepts and methods including analytic and graphical summaries of data, regression models for continuous, categorical, and time to event data including generalized linear models, common survival analysis methods, and methods for clustered/correlated data.

-Interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative research setting with investigators from different sites, NIH, state and national government agencies, and clinical research associates.

-Experience adhering to policies, procedures, and requirements for maintaining confidentiality of all private information (clinical, criminal, and personal).

Sacramento, California, United States of America
UC Davis
UC Davis
12/7/2017 6:29:47 AM

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