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Location: Providence, RI

Brown University


Programmer / Analyst

Compensation: Grade 9
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred) and 1-3 years of related experience, AND, knowledge of the US Health Care System.  
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Posted: 9/6/2017
EpiMonitor ID: 2017-2394

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The Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research in the School of Public Health, Brown University, has an immediate opening for an entry level Programmer/Analyst. This position requires interacting with project investigators and collaborators internal and external to Brown, programmers and analysts. The position responsibilities include conducting analyses of research data (including administrative data) for assisting in the preparation of reports, manuscripts and project related technical writing; creating study-specific data analysis files; develop and maintain core and study-specific analytic files; and document and archive analytic files for future reference by investigators.  Position requires excellent summary and writing skills.

Major Responsibilities:

Assemble and link multi-layered, complex administrative and research data to suit diverse research objectives.  Assess data quality, and devise strategies to manage large data sets efficiently and to address limitations of available data.  Operationalize study constructs, and validate empirical measures.  Work with investigators in identifying and implementing analytic approaches appropriate to study aims using common computational/statistical software programs.

Create and maintain project specific analyses files:  Assist faculty in the design and development of databases for their studies, including conducting preliminary analyses as needed. Summarize, interpret, and report analytic results. Provide full documentation of the program and data flow, variables created, and resulting database structure.

Write reports, assists in preparation of technical documents and manuscripts and maintain center data and analytic resource archive


• Bachelor’s degree (Master's degree preferred) and 1-3 years of related experience, AND, knowledge of the US Health Care System.

• Excellent computer skills:  Creation of charts & graphs using Microsoft Excel and Power Point, and analysis of data.

• Advanced SAS programming knowledge, skills and experience

• Proficiency SQL highly desirable

• Proficiency in Stata will be helpful, but is not necessary

• Data management and analysis experience.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates should apply online at



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