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Information Analyst

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov. This position was previously posted as posting number 1600769.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Information Analyst
Classification Title Instructional Support Associate
Posting Number P1700003
Employer State
Position Type
Appointment Term Term
Salary Grade SL2

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

The Information Analyst provides data management, analytic and research support to the Director of the Division of Health Services Policy and Practice and serves as an important member of several project-specific research teams, in the Department, SPHHP, across UB and nationally. This self-directed professional will perform a wide variety of tasks from developing data analytic samples to helping prepare grant applications, to support health services and outcomes research program and contribute to its academic productivity. In addition to superb analytic skills and statistical expertise, the successful candidate must have an appetite for learning and have interest in health policy and public health. Examples of the work performed include, but not limited to, obtaining, efficiently storing and combining electronic datasets from various sources (e.g., electronic medical records, health insurance claims data, data from clinical trials and observational studies, national surveys and registries, patient self-reported outcomes, area economic and census data, and publicly available sources); conducting appropriate quantitative analyses as directed by the study Principle Investigator with input from other team members; participating in interpreting study results and communicating findings to appropriate stakeholders and audiences; developing study protocols, manuscripts and grant applications; monitoring data quality to ensure integrity and accuracy; maintaining compliance with data use regulations and Federal and UB research policies. This position requires excellent problem solving and self-directed learning; ability to work both independently and in multidisciplinary teams; ability to manage several projects at once and being able to re-prioritize activities as research priorities change. This position provides infinite opportunities for growth and career advances for a highly qualified and motivated candidate. A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or other related field and at least 2 years of experience working in research environment is preferred. Proficiency and working knowledge of statistics or econometrics or quantitative research methods and relevant analytic software (SAS, STATA, R, SPSS, Access, Excel, REDCap or other) is required. Exposure to medical terminology, healthcare billing practices and health IT is desired. The candidate must demonstrate strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to act with limited direction. Master’s in Quantitative or health science field preferred. The Instructional Support Associate (Information Analyst) provides data management, analytic and research support to the Director of the Division of Health Services Policy and Practice and serves as an important member of several project-specific research teams, in the Department, SPHHP, across UB and nationally. This self-directed professional will perform a wide variety of tasks from developing data analytic samples to helping prepare grant applications, to support health services and outcomes research program and contribute to its academic productivity. Examples of the work performed include, but not limited to, obtaining, efficiently storing and combining electronic datasets from various sources (e.g., electronic medical records, health insurance claims data, data from clinical trials and observational studies, national surveys and registries, patient self-reported outcomes, area economic and census data, and publicly available sources); conducting appropriate quantitative analyses as directed by the study Principle Investigator with input from other team members; participating in interpreting study results and communicating findings to appropriate stakeholders and audiences; developing study protocols, manuscripts and grant applications; monitoring data quality to ensure integrity and accuracy; maintaining compliance with data use regulations and Federal and UB research policies.

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in Statistics or other related field. Proficiency and working knowledge of statistics or econometrics or quantitative research methods and relevant analytic software (SAS, STATA, R, SPSS, Access, Excel, REDCap or other). Strong organ

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s Degree in quantitative or health science field. At least 2 years of experience working in research environment. Exposure to medical terminology, healthcare billing practices, and health IT.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $20,000 - $25,000
FTE 0.50
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at info@goer.ny.gov.

This position was previously posted as posting number 1600769.

Additional Information

Contact Information

Contact's Name Dr. Ekaterina (Katia) Noyes
Contact's Title Professor & Director Division Health Policy and Practice
Contact's Email enoyes@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-5386

Posting Dates

Posted 10/06/2016
Deadline for Internal Applicants 10/20/2016
Deadline for External Applicants Open Until Filled
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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