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Job Category:

Pharmaceutical Research



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Epidemiology Research Analyst II - Boston, MA or Ann Arbor, MI

UHG - Ann Arbor, Michigan

Posted: 12/12/2018

As an Epidemiology Research Analyst II, you will use your SAS® programming skills, knowledge of healthcare claims / clinical data and ability to understand research methods / data analysis to support pharmacoepidemiology research studies. You will work with big data -- healthcare claims, clinical (EHR), and ancillary data -- extracting data and writing code to identify and describe study cohorts and perform analyses to generate results for reports and manuscripts. You will be capable of working independently while communicating effectively within multiple project teams in a matrix environment. You will assess study timelines / analytic plans, working closely with epidemiologists to ensure results are accurate and on-time.  This has an immediate start date. 

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Perform SAS® programming
  • Function as the lead analyst on studies
  • Collaborate with epidemiologist(s); providing input on project specifications and timelines
  • Serve as a technical resource in SAS® or claims / EHR data

Required Qualifications:

  • MS or MPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics, Medical Sociology (or equivalent)
  • 3+ years work experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech, healthcare, or research setting
  • 3+ years programming experience with SAS®


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