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Senior Research Data Analyst- Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine

Location Pasadena, California Job Number 984229 Date posted 08/04/2021
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The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine, Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS),  Senior Research Data Analyst (SRDA) is responsible for making strategic data-related decisions by evaluating complex data processing, management, tracking and analysis as well as dissemination of their work within a research environment. This position reports to the ORS Research Data Manager for Research and Scholarly Support Services (RSS) Team.

The Senior Research Data Analyst works collaboratively with the RSS team and Research Data Analyst staff to facilitate the data analysis and dissemination for the research and scholarly projects of students and faculty consisting of varying complexity in different areas of health-related research. Students and faculty bear primary responsibility for conducting their own research and scholarship and this team provides appropriate guidance and staff support to enable successful work to be undertaken.

Provide quantitative measurement, data analysis and dissemination expertise for ORS.  Responsible for implementing established processes, as well as developing and applying innovative techniques for measuring, analyzing, and reporting on healthcare processes, health outcomes, and health costs.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Research Data Manager, the SRDA initiates, coordinates, and facilitates analytical projects to meet utility care data analyses, faculty and student client needs and achieve programmatic and organizational objectives.

  • Facilitates effective communication and collaboration with stakeholders:  senior leadership, librarian, statisticians, project managers, data analysts.  Work may include collaborating on the development of plans for student and faculty study design and analysis; providing guidance or setting priorities for ongoing programming activities; participating in the review of analytic tables / results and dissemination.

  • Based on agreements of the KPSOM ORS Senior Associate Dean, Research Director, and Research Data Manager, the SRDA sets overall project direction to address key utility care analyses objectives and client needs. Assists in the prioritization of projects that compete for limited resources, and the scheduling and sequencing of work across projects to make the best use of utility care analyses resources.

  • Applies project leadership skills, methodological expertise, and knowledge of KP and external data and analytical resources to determine the scope, design, development, and implementation of utility care analyses projects, including partnerships with regional analytical groups and consultation with Health Plan and Medical Group subject area experts.

  • Advises the KPSOM ORS Senior Associate Dean, Research Director, and Research Data Manager on project staffing decisions.

  • May coach KPSOM ORS Research Data Analyst and RSS Team to accomplish project objectives and develop staff capabilities.

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Engages and sustains support among project participants, faculty and students. May represent the KPSOM ORS RSS Team with data analyses for external partners and clients in communications related to projects.

  • Applies analytic knowledge, skills and experience to perform project-related work, complete specific project tasks, and create project deliverables.

Basic Qualifications:



  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in an analytical environment required (w/ masters degree), OR

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in an analytical environment required (w/doctoral degree).



  • Masters degree. Disciplinary training in advanced quantitative measurement methods (mathematics or statistics), ideally in the context of a quantitative social science or health services research.


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with analysis of large administrative databases and computer intensive statistical analysis (preferably using SAS), multivariate statistical methods, general research methodology.

  • Proven leadership skills in project management and consulting. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor, openness, and results orientation.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in written and verbal communication of technical material.

  • General knowledge or work experience in one or more of the following areas: disease management, survey design, health status measurement, qualitative analysis, case-mix or health risk adjustment methods, research methods.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively design, develop, manage, and coordinate analytical efforts among multiple constituents.

  • Excellent project management skills, including setting priorities and developing work plans assembling project teams, structuring and executing quantitative analyses, overseeing support staff, and meeting deadlines.

  • Skills in analytical methods including problem and model formulation, algorithm selection, and development of overall solution strategy.

  • Creativity, critical thinking, and excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in an analytical environment in health care preferred.

  • Experience with Research design, methodology, and consultation.

  • Experience consulting on the design and implementation of research projects preferred.

  • Doctorate degree.

  • Knowledge of healthcare industry, especially healthcare analytics preferred.

  • Familiarity with Kaiser Permanente healthcare system preferred.

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:30 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - ClinSci Special Projects Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.