Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Division of General Medicine

Statistical Programmer/Analyst

The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will design and perform statistical analyses to support the Principal Investigator on a variety of projects examining the influence of community characteristics on individual health outcomes. These analyses require the use of several large datasets, including the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) and data from the US Census. The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and analyzing the data for these research projects and overseeing the integrity of analytic databases while working closely with the project investigators. The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will ensure that the project is proceeding according to plan and develop recording systems assuring that the flow of data is tracked in an accurate and timely fashion. The most difficult aspects of this position involve applying the appropriate statistical methods to research questions. Conceptualization of these analyses may be challenging and involve hierarchical models or repeated measures design. The Statistical Programmer/Analyst will be responsible for checking the accuracy and reliability of the data analyses.

· MS required in health sciences related field preferably biostatistics.
· Three + years in a programmer/analyst position in the health care environment strongly preferred.
· Working knowledge of SAS® and SUDAAN® programming and statistical analyses required.
· Experience with MEPS or other similar databases (e.g., National Health Interview Survey) highly desirable.
· Experience with hierarchical models particularly using MLwiN software preferred.
· Must be deadline oriented, able to multi-task, and communicate effectively.

Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements via e-mail to:

Gail M. Lowenthal