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Senior Data Analyst

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Recruitment/Posting Title Senior Data Analyst
Job Category Staff & Executive - Information Technology
Department SPH-School of Public Health-NWK
New Jersey’s academic health center, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research, all with the goal of improving human health. Aligned with Rutgers University–New Brunswick and collaborating university wide, RBHS includes eight schools, a behavioral health network, and six centers and institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, clinical and translational research, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Our faculty are teachers, clinicians, and scientists with unparalleled experience who advance medical innovation and provide patient care informed by the latest research findings. We offer an outstanding education in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, nursing, biomedical research, and the full spectrum of allied health careers.
Our clinical and academic facilities are located throughout the state including New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark, Scotch Plains, Somerset, Blackwood, and other locations. Clinical partners include Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, University Hospital in Newark, and other affiliates.
Through this community of healers, scientists, and scholars, Rutgers is equipped as never before to transform lives.
Posting Summary
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Senior Data Analyst for the Department of Urban Global-Public Health (Gun Violence Research Center) within the School of Public Health. Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Gun Violence Research Center, the Senior Data Analyst provides data management and programming support to fulfill the needs of faculty and staff conducting qualitative and quantitative gun violence research.
The Gun Violence Research Center at Rutgers seeks to create safe and healthy environments for NJ residents to live, learn, work, and play by providing high-quality, multi-disciplinary research on firearm violence causality and prevention, and to translate this research into clear and actionable policies and programs. The Center partners with relevant local, state, and national-level experts, securing access to data to conduct and support research that identifies etiologic factors for firearm
violence, develops and rigorously evaluates interventions to reduce the burden of firearm violence, and translates its scientific findings into effective programs and policies to better ensure their widespread adoption.
This project partnership is supported by the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education.
Among the key duties of this position are the following;
  • Supports data cleaning, management, and analyses for investigators conducting epidemiological and related research.
  • Generates preliminary analyses and power analyses for grant submissions, as directed by Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Writes statistical code, documents steps for variable creation and analysis, and prepares tables and figures for presentations, manuscripts, and grant submissions according to the analytical plan developed by the corresponding PI.
  • Assists with data design and analytic strategies for primary and secondary research projects, program evaluations, and implementation evaluations.
  • Develops and maintains databases, syntax, and data dictionaries for research projects.
  • Attends and contributes to study team meetings to provide updates on data-related tasks and flag issues with ongoing data collection or analysis.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
Work Arrangement
FLSA Exempt
Grade 28S
Position Salary PS28S salary scale
Annual Minimum Salary 74222.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 89327.000
Annual Maximum Salary 106248.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in a relevant field (Public Health, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Nursing, Social Work, Public Policy, Statistics, etc.)
  • One (1) year of relevant experience which may include conducting statistical analyses for research projects (focus groups, cohort studies, case-control studies, or manipulating large population-based datasets).
  • Must have valid driver’s license and vehicle as occasional travel within NJ may be required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Must be computer literate with proficiency and working knowledge of database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency and knowledge of at least one standard statistical software package, including SPSS, SAS, R, MPlus, or STATA.
  • Knowledge of IRB and human research protection regulations.
  • Ability to inform and conduct experimental and quasi-experimental research designs.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Degree in a relevant field.
  • Proficiency conducting geospatial analyses and using mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, etc.).
  • Experience conducting longitudinal analyses (e.g., panel, cohort, record linkage studies).
  • Experience writing grants for federal, state, and/or local agencies.
  • Demonstrated record of academic publishing and project involvement using advanced quantitative methods.
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Posting Details

Posting Number 23ST0572
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Piscataway (RBHS)
City Piscataway
State NJ
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All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Immunization Requirements

Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

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