Senior Data Consultant - Genomic Analysis, R, Statistical Analysis, Epidemiology
Company: Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center
Posted on: June 6, 2021
As a Sr. Data Consultant, your role will be to perform statistical
analyses of very large-scale datasets (> 100,000 observations)
combining genomic, survey, and electronic health records data on a
high-performance computing cluster. You will be a member of a
research team (the Research Program on Genes, Environment and
Health) directed by Research Scientists, conducting externally
funded research on genetic and non-genetic factors affecting a wide
variety of health conditions, including vision disorders,
psychiatric disorders, Alzheimers disease and dementia,
cardiovascular disease, and cancers, as examples. Duties include
performing, interpreting, and presenting the results of the
statistical analyses on the combined genomic and clinical datasets,
as well as identifying and extracting clinical data from KP
electronic databases for use in research. Statistical analyses
include a variety used in genetic epidemiology studies, including
genome-wide association studies, use of polygenic risk scores, and
related analyses. The work will involve expertise in epidemiologic
study design, statistical analyses used in genetic epidemiology,
technical expertise in running applications on high performance
computing systems, and expertise in data management of genomic data
from whole genome SNP microarrays, whole exome arrays, as well as
whole genome and exome sequence data.
Under general supervision, this position exists to assist the
organization in making strategic data-related decisions by
analyzing, manipulating, tracking, internally managing and
reporting data. This position takes an active leadership role both
as a consultant and as a high-level statistical analytics
Leads, makes significant contributions, &/or provides technical
leadership to high visibility projects to identify & resolve issues
of strategic importance to the organization.
Interfaces regularly w/ Sr Mgmt to produce timely & valuable
Directs the development of outcomes & process measures, including
technical specifications, to enable population measurement,
guideline implementation, & evaluation.
Builds & maintains complex statistical routines using macros,
vendor software, & software written by self & others.
Tests & maintains data integrity across multiple databases
(internal SAS, DB2, VSAM; external: Adobe, Excel, SAS parsing
Builds sophisticated statistical models & forecasting tools using
Designs & enhances databases.
Designs menu systems that are effective & user-friendly.
Develops reports w/ accurate, easy to read, useful information that
satisfies the client's needs.
Designs & generates tracking & monitoring tools.
Designs research plans for data gathering & analysis; participates
significantly in interpreting analyses & developing action plans
Defines & frames complex multi-dimensional healthcare issues &
develops time tables/processes for decision making.
Translates needs, issues, & ideas into effective strategies &
Formulates specific implementation plans & evaluates the
effectiveness of actions/programs implemented. Develops creative
Works closely w/ IT & outside partners (& physicians for TPMG
Sets the strategic direction of projects.
Determines goals & priorities w/ team, clients, or project Mgmt
sponsors (when appropriate).
May coordinate team/project activities & schedules.
May establish team membership & project participants, provide
leadership to multi-disciplinary project teams, as well as manage
work of outside consultants when used.
Communicates results/recommendations to project sponsors, clients,
& various Sr level audiences (including physicians for TPMG
May participate in the development & Mgmt of the Dept, including
coaching & recruiting for consultants/analysts & other departmental
KP conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis.
At any time, KP reserves the right to reevaluate & change job
descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly
pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after
notice is given to affected employees.
- Minimum five (5) years of programming in SAS, SQL, VBA, .net or
equivalent statistical analytical programming language.
- Minimum five (5) years of related analytical consulting
- Master's degree in economics, finance, health care
administration, public health administration, statistics,
mathematics, operations research, or related field required, or
equivalent bachelor's degree and two (2) years additional work
experience in lieu of a master's degree.
License, Certification, Registration
- Experience with analytical
manipulation and interpretation of large databases.
- Experience with MVS/TSO operating systems.
- Exceptional analytic and critical thinking skills, writing
skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and ability to
work within a team.
- Ability to express complex analytical and technical information
to senior management or to audiences with clinical training.
- Proven leadership in consulting and, for some areas, project
management. Must exhibit efficiency, collaboration, candor,
openness, and results orientation.
- Broad familiarity with medical practices, especially population
management and process and outcomes measurement.
- Must be an independent self-starter.
- Microsoft Office skills required.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership
- Knowledge of JCL strongly
- Duties include performing data management and statistical
analyses on very large-scale genomic databases, including
genome-wide association studies and related analyses, on a high
performance computing cluster.
- Duties include performing a wide variety of statistical analyses
used in epidemiologic studies on data drawn from KP clinical and
research databases, combined with genomic data (from whole genome
SNP microarrays, whole exome arrays and whole exome sequence data,
as well as whole genome sequence data.
- Master-s degree in biostatistics or statistics; 5 or more years
statistical analytic consulting experience; education or experience
in public health or epidemiology research; Experience conducting
analyses of genomic data, including genome wide association studies
(GWAS) and related analyses.
- Experience using common software for genomic analyses.
- Knowledge of R is preferred. Experience with use of HPC for
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