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Data Analyst

Sociomedical Sciences

Data Analyst

  • 533338
  • Medical Center
  • Sociomedical Sciences
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Jan 19 2023
  • Grade 103
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $58,500 - $65,500
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Increasingly, genetic information is being incorporated in medical care for the purposes of estimating risk for a disease, making a diagnosis or prognosis, and for deciding among treatment options. With regard to risk for disease, it is now possible with varying degrees of precision able to tell people the likelihood they will experience a medical condition sometime in the future. The growth of direct-to -consumer genetic testing services attest to the interest of many people in receiving such information. The Department of Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School is seeking three Data Analysts for a recently funded study of the psychosocial impact among Latinos of genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer’s disease. While the study has both a quantitative and qualitative component, this position isfor work on the qualitative one. The primary responsibilities for this position will be the coding of the qualitative (interview) data and assisting in the analysis of that data. His/her responsibilities will also include assisting in the preparation of professional presentations and journal articles (e.g., assisting with literature reviews and compliance with journal guidelines). Some transcribing (if fluent in Spanishtranslation) of interviews will also be part of the person’s responsibilities. Background in the behavioral sciences is desirable as is experienced with ATLAS.ti (or other qualitative data analysis software).

Proficiency in using EXCEL, PowerPoint, Zoom, and reference/citation manager software is important. At least 1 year of prior experience with qualitative research is important.


  • Coding and analysis of qualitative interviews 90%

  • Providing editorial and administrative assistance in the preparation of research manuscripts and professional publications 5%

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as requested/assigned 5%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 2 year of related related experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, prior experience with the use of qualitative software for the coding and analysis of qualitative

    data and a background in behavioral sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology, anthropology)


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