Computer systems analysis/Programming, Data analysis/processing, Statistical process control/quality assurance
4 Year Degree
GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School was created to facilitate a wide range of activities related to the use and outcomes of medications. Its mission is to bring together the various specialties of medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services research, and the social sciences to evaluate the effectiveness of existing and new prescription drugs in relation to their risks and costs; to study how medications are used by physicians and patients; and to develop methods to optimize prescription drug use. The Junior SAS programmer/analyst will support this mission, working with a tight-knit, helpful, dedicated group of friendly people including over 20 Harvard Medical School faculty and 40 support members. The Junior SAS Programmer/Analyst will join a group of 8 experienced analysts. Division research is particularly focused on the use of large, administrative healthcare databases, such as health insurance claims and electronic health records, but may also be based on surveys and randomized trials.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Support faculty and other research staff with the creation of analytic data files and the conduct of statistical analyses.
Responsible for loading, validating, documenting, managing, and analyzing data for both internal and collaborative research projects.
Responsible for assisting with data storage and management issues around both new and ongoing projects within the Division.
Responsible for working with other research staff within the Division to help specify appropriate analytical data files for the research question under investigation.
Responsible for creating and carefully documenting all derived analytical data files so that they can be understood and used by other members of the research team.
Works with statisticians and researchers to implement the appropriate data analyses in SAS for a particular study. Uses additional statistical packages (S-Plus, Stata, etc.), or other high level programming languages as appropriate.
Documents and archives all aspects of analyses and data management.
Participate in monthly programmer team meetings
Work closely with senior SAS programmers/analysts to develop skills
2 years of experience (which may be during education) required with SAS programming; in a health care environment preferred.
Familiarity with SAS/BASE (Data step programming) and SAS/SQL
Minimum Bachelors/Master’s preferred
SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
attention to detail
ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary research team
ADDITIONAL DESIRED SKILLS; these skills are considered a plus but are not required:
experience with SAS/STAT procedures
experience working in a UNIX environment
experience with health care claims data
experience with relational databases
experience with R
graduate education in epidemiology, biostatistics, or computer science
About Division of Pharmacoepidemiology, Dept. Medicine, Brigham & Women's Hospital
The Dept. of Medicine's Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics is a close-knit, internationally known research unit of 15 faculty and 26 support staff. Buisiness Casual, Friendly and helpful Professional Office Environment.Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is an international leader in health care delivery and has been the site of pioneering breakthroughs that have improved live...s around the world. A 793-bed teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston, it is internationally renowned for excellence in patient care, groundbreaking biomedical research, and training the next generation of leading physicians and scientists. BWH has been recognized for 23 consecutive years by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals and provides care to patients from throughout the U.S. and from over 120 other countries in virtually every area of adult medicine. » Careers at BWHJust as we have been able to reinvent health care, we have also transformed health care careers. Whether measured in terms of lives saved, awards earned, or the personal satisfaction of stretching your talents – a career with BWH is unlike any other in the health care field. Here you'll find a workplace where collaboration and teamwork are the norm, not the exception – physicians, nurses, technicians, staff and management form a close-knit bond, based on mutual respect and devotion to our patients. If you want an enormously fulfilling career, there’s no better place to be.