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Research Data Analyst Job

Job Number: RIH18376

Job Title: Research Data Analyst

Department: EM Research - 7471015

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under general supervision of Program Director or Statistician, but according to established polices and procedures, operates minicomputer which may be linked to Hospital mainframe to display, store, and retrieve data gathered from research projects. Designs data entry programs for multi-site or multiple research projects. Integrates data design with longitudinal research studies. Creates analytical relational database and performs statistical analyses for multiple research studies and provides summary reports. Reviews results to detect and correct obvious errors; prepares and distributes reports as appropriate. Is responsible for maintaining equipment and recommending changes to existing software to improve quality of data analysis. Trains and oversees work of Research Assistants in database coding, entry and cleaning of data.


Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or closely related field (or in Psychology as appropriate), with 3 to 5 years experience in multivariate research databases or Master’s level with background in Research.

Demonstrated proficiency in mid-level programming applications, such as SAS, SPSS and/or relational database management software applications such as Access and/or FoxPro. Must also have proficiency in spreadsheet software applications such as Excel.

Organizational skills to gather research information, format appropriately to facilitate data entry and to prepare and maintain records and reports.

Knowledge of and ability to operate minicomputer to display, store and retrieve information and to program computerized statistical analyses.

Analytical skills to assess completeness, quality and acceptability of data. Knowledge and working experience with relational databases and database structures.

Interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Hospital professionals to gather and clarify research data.


Three to five years experience in Research