Our research team is focused on improving the health of families by implementing behavioral interventions in clinic and community settings. We have recently been funded to conduct two large-scale randomized controlled trials. We are looking for an experienced research analyst to help manage the quantitative data needs of these trials, including 1) building and maintaining REDCap databases, 2) evaluating the quality and missingness of data collected, 3) generating reports, including data visualizations, to provide real-time updates on study progress, 4) assisting the statistical team in data management to create cleaned databases for analysis.
The accuracy and validity of data are of the utmost importance for the success of these trials. To maintain those data standards, the research analyst will be expected to follow study protocols and comply with data safety standards. Therefore, it is absolutely critical for the candidate to have extraordinary attention to detail. Our data must be imported, exported, and compiled from many different sources, and experience with the following programs is highly desirable: Excel, REDCap, and Stata. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with different types of longitudinal data in both "long" and "wide" formats.
While the above data-related tasks will be critical to successful performance in this position, our team's most important asset is its people. Our research group flourishes because of a supportive team environment, so working as a part of a team is an essential part of this job. The candidate should be comfortable making and delivering reports to groups of people (e.g., using PowerPoint), as well as explaining complex issues to people who may have less familiarity with data-related topics. A regular part of the job will be collaborating with both the data team (e.g., study statistician, database manager, computer programmers) and the other members of the team in team meetings and working groups. Under minimal supervision, performs a wide variety of complex and independent activities to plan, organize, and conduct social, economic, or health related research.
Academic General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital improves the health of children and families, especially those with higher risk for poor health outcomes. As a medical home, we provide comprehensive, family-based, coordinated care. Our programs range from primary care clinics across the region to specialized clinics focused on child behavior , to referral services for families involved in international adoption . We also direct the Newborn Nursery at Vanderbilt to give families with new infants a healthy start and allow for good continuity of care. Our training of the next generation of pediatric primary care doctors and specialists and our advancement of discoveries impact children across the country and the around the world.
* Day Shift/ Non-Exempt Position
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
Under minimal supervision, the Research Analyst II will be expected to: * Create REDCap databases to gather data, using logic checks and branching logic. * Generate reports and data visualizations to guide real-time study implementation * Use statistical methods to clean data and identify outliers * Follow study protocols and data safety standards * Organize data infrastructure to facilitate effective analysis * Communicate effectively with team members
* Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years experience
Preferred Education, Skills, and/or Experience
MPH or other master's degree preferred. A background and experience in research, specifically related to database management is a plus.
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