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Research Data Analyst

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

​Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research 

Req ID: 175154

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

The successful candidate will join the research teams of Dr. Kathleen Chiotos and Dr. Jeffrey Gerber in the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Stewardship (IDEAS) Research Group at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Chiotos an attending physician in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOP, and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania with a secondary appointment in pediatric infectious diseases. Dr. Chiotos’s research interests are related to the epidemiology and treatment of multidrug resistant gram-negative infections as well as antimicrobial stewardship in the PICU setting.

 

Dr. Gerber is an attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP. His research focuses on the epidemiology and outcomes of antimicrobial use in children with the goal of improving clinical outcomes while limiting the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. His approach benchmarks antimicrobial use across clinical settings to identify high-impact targets for improvement, followed by 1) comparative effectiveness studies for clinical scenarios where practice variability exists in the absence of evidence; 2) interventions to implement and disseminate evidence- based practice where prescribing guidelines do exist; and 3) qualitative assessments of the clinician, practice, or institution-level factors that might drive antimicrobial prescribing.

 

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or a related field. This role will have both project coordination and data management responsibilities. Prior research experience and proficiency with R, Stata, or SAS biostatistical software are required. Experience operating in a patient-oriented research environment cleaning and analyzing large clinical or administrative datasets is preferred. 

 

The applicant is expected to work comfortably as part of a research team. The successful applicant should have strong writing, organizational, and analytical skills. Job responsibilities will include participation in grant writing, protocol development, study implementation, study management, data analysis, oral presentation and manuscript presentation. The analyst will be responsible for leading specific projects, and a collaborative working style is required.

 

The candidate will be a member of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group, a collaborative group of investigators within the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at CHOP. The mission of the Pediatric IDEAS Research Group is to perform rigorous clinical and translational research that generates evidence on the prevention and treatment of infections to inform best practices and improve the health of children, families, and communities.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in research by analyzing, abstracting, entering, and presenting data using research databases.
    • Review patient charts and record and summarize data clearly and concisely with 100% accuracy.
    • Analyze and abstract data with 100% accuracy.
    • Enter abstracted data into database with 100% accuracy
  • Coordinate abstract writing and presentation as required.
  • Monitor and maintain research database.
  • Act as divisional resource for research database management.
  • Keep up-to-date with all possible database capabilities as well as related software and technology.
  • Participate in clinical research within area and in other activities to support the project.
  • Perform other related duties as a result of the research performed, such as literature searches, etc.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience: One (1) year of experience with clinical databases and clinical research. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, or Information Technology

Preferred Experience: Three (3) years of experience with clinical databases and clinical research. 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced proficiency with spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel)
  • Advanced proficiency with database management systems (Access, Oracle) 
  • Basic knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism 
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to gather, analyze and make recommendations/decisions based on data
  • Ability to convey complex or technical information in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to collaborate with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to change

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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