University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sr, Data Analyst

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 weeks ago(11/13/2020 3:55 PM)
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Non Union Position -W60- Non Unit Professional



Under the general direction of the Manager or designee, the Senior Data Analyst will lead and develop data analyses for assigned projects and develop/deliver all related reports in a team environment. This position will provide information to leadership regarding data management systems and opportunities to enhance analyses, system integration and related databases. The Senior Data Analyst will utilize subject matter expertise as well as exceptional analytic and consulting skills with a customer service focus to design and deliver analytic products that meet or exceed client expectations.



  • Lead the development of and conduct analyses using a variety of data in a timely and accurate manner as required by the program/project
  • Develop project-specific analytic plans, data manipulation and collection efforts; may include: human-service related data, health service data, critical incident data, and surveys involving clients, state agency personnel, and other key informants
  • Manipulate and build large datasets from data sources to support analyses through use of MS Access and/or SAS/SQL code which will produce answers to complex analytic questions
  • Create testing measures and/or algorithms to test and analyze large amounts of data, including data cleaning and quality assurance procedures
  • Deploy complex qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques utilizing software packages such as SAS, SQL
  • Provide oversight of data analysis by junior level team members; provide guidance and training as needed to help ensure accurate and timely completion of deliverables; provide QA on data for program/project integrity
  • Oversee the design and development of data collection instruments, databases and procedure manuals based on thorough knowledge of data files, related databases, and systems integration (i.e., knowledge of study populations, types of claims data being analyzed)
  • Design and implement data management and quality control procedures, including writing technical requirements and documentation of data sets
  • Prepare and deliver data analysis reports. Develop and present summary reports, and oral and written presentations as requested by client, stakeholders and senior leaders to better inform decision making
  • Provide interpretation of data to key stakeholders and leadership (including lay audiences); including identifying and reporting data patterns and abnormalities and presenting analyses of key metrics and trends
  • Produce tabular and graphic summaries of analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals as well as for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Communicate with all appropriate parties to ensure that the project’s objectives, scope, and expected deliverables of each project phase are understood. Also responsible for communicating project status, resource utilization, issues, and related information
  • Review and monitor compliance with the federal and state regulations
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a business, health sciences, or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of related experience; including at least 3 years of applied data analysis projects
  • Advanced knowledge and use of SAS/SQL software
  • Exceptional analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience/skills in appropriate computer, statistical or database applications
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management/organization skills to manage multiple priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to research issues and resources
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports, journal articles and/ or other technical documents
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals

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