The Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota seeks a data analyst (Researcher 5) to assist with healthcare administrative data analysis. Established in 1996, the Research Data Assistance Center (ResDAC) is a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contractor that provides free assistance to researchers interested in the CMS data. ResDAC faculty maintain independent research agendas cultivating expertise in administrative data use. The analyst will conduct a wide variety of analyses (simple and complex) using CMS data in order to respond to inquiries received through the Assistance Desk, to support research used for ResDAC’s online or in-person training, and to support grant-funded research by ResDAC faculty.
Specific responsibilities include: • Conduct analyses with the Medicare or Medicaid data to respond to external researcher data file or variable inquiries or to assess the feasibility of a proposed study (20%); • Provide analytical support to ResDAC faculty and staff to support research that will be used for ResDAC workshops, webinars, or the website (20%); • Create new analytical guidance materials, such as writing technical documents to assist external researchers and/or ResDAC staff (10%); • Create analytic datasets, perform statistical analysis, and contribute to peer-reviewed manuscripts for ResDAC faculty research projects (50%).
This 12-month, 100% time appointment is annually renewable, depending on the availability of funding, and offers the standard University benefits (http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/bensum/index.html). Salary is based on experience and qualifications. The position is open until filled. Review of applications begins immediately.
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
· Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
ResDAC is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring and staff development. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
• Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, public health, or related field; • Minimum 1year experience working with Medicare or Medicaid claims data or other administrative claims data; • Ability to program in SAS for data manipulation and statistical analysis; • Solid understanding of statistics and research study design.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in the English language; • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment; • Understanding of the US healthcare system.
Internal Number: 337056
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