Data Analyst

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Public Health
SPH: Epidemiology
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Information Technology
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Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
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A team of researchers in the Department of Epidemiology at Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University has been conducting research aimed at improving prevention, care, and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) including drug-resistant TB, TB/HIV co-infection and latent TB infection, as well as examining the impact of TB on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes. The group collaborates with partners at other U.S. institutions as well as partners based at international sites in South Africa, Ethiopia, Brazil, India and country of Georgia.


We are seeking a self-motivated and highly-organized Data Analyst with experience managing human subjects research data, who will be responsible for supporting multiple projects conducted at domestic and  international study sites. The Data Analyst will coordinate closely with the U.S. investigators and study team members, as well international collaborators, to provide data management and analysis support to all aspects of our team’s projects. When travel is possible, this position may be asked to travel up to 10% to the international and domestic partners’ sites for meeting with project collaborators.  This position reports to the Program Director.



  • Creates and maintains a data dictionary and meta data.
  • Supports efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained.
  • Ensures that the uses of data through reports and queries are accurate.
  • Supports business and system re-engineering and architecture development to define future data needs.
  • Serves as an organizational consultant on matters relating to databases by providing expertise to assist users in meeting their needs.
  • Work effectively within a group setting to design data collection instruments, manage databases, analyze data, and create reports and dashboards for human subjects research projects.
  • Partner with investigators, Program Director and project coordinator to create data collection forms in Adobe InDesign, following study protocol and using forms created for previous studies as templates.
  • Maintain library of data collection forms that Emory-Einstein TB Research Program uses across studies.
  • Design REDCap databases for each study, ensuring instruments mirror paper data collection forms.
  • Ensure REDCap data dictionary and variables are consistent across projects.
  • Develop reports to track study progress, including enrollment, follow-up and retention and study exit, as well as data entry completeness.
  • Track storage and shipments of specimens in FreezerPro.
  • Conduct quality control (QC) and cleaning of data: conduct logic and out-of-range checks on data entries; compare entries across data entry groups to identify inconsistencies; perform and/or oversee other staff or students who perform database verification (DBV), to confirm REDCap entries match what is captured on paper data collection forms.
  • As needed, merge external datasets from international sites into Emory REDCap project(s).
  • Communicate regularly with data entry team members in U.S. and at international sites to resolve queries.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures regarding data management and analysis, and work with U.S. and international site staff to coordinate consistent implementation of data quality control measures.
  • Develops and performs appropriate analyses to be used by study team for abstracts, manuscripts and presentations.
  • Perform additional related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Two years of experience in processes and standards related to data OR a bachelor's degree.


  • Masters in Public Health, a science discipline or related field from an accredited school is preferred.
  • Knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology is preferred.
  • Experience with statistical packages such as, SAS, SPSS, R is required.
  • Familiarity with REDCap databases and human subjects research design is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight, and to manage multiple priorities while working as part of a geographically dispersed team.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is required.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Must be a strong communicator, including promptly responding to emails, presenting key information to investigators and other project staff, and leading meetings.
  • Must have the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Ability and desire to travel internationally multiple times per year to study sites during 2-3 week trips, to support the needs of the project
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office suite applications.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee

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