A leader in the eradication and elimination of diseases, the Center fights six preventable diseases — Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and malaria in Hispaniola — by using health education and simple, low-cost methods. The Center also strives to improve maternal and child health in Sudan and Nigeria and improve access to mental health care globally.
These efforts have brought to resource-limited countries better disease surveillance and health care delivery systems. Because communities often are burdened by several diseases, the Center also is pioneering new public health approaches to efficiently and effectively treat multiple diseases at once.
In all our work, an emphasis is placed on building partnerships for change among international agencies, governments, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, national ministries of health, and most of all, with people at the grass roots. We help people acquire the tools, knowledge, and resources they need to transform their own lives, building a more peaceful and healthier world for us all.
As a member of the Health Data Support Unit, the Data Analyst reports to the Data Scientist, including overall technical supervision related to data science subject matter, with project and programmatic duties assigned by the Program Epidemiologist and other technical staff in the River Blindness/Lymphatic Filariasis/Schistosomiasis/Malaria programs to ensure data systems support and advance ongoing efforts to eliminate diseases in sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas. In consultation with Data Scientist, works directly with program staff to document, analyze, and translate technical programmatic and research designs into data solutions that streamline workflows for data management and analysis. Utilizes standard software and design practices to create databases and analysis tools fitting data collection activities across the program, with flexibility to make systems technically better as needed to enhance programmatic efficiencies.
- 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.
- Two years of experience in processes and standards related to data OR a bachelor's degree.
- Master’s degree in Analytics, Biostatistics, Business Administration, Computer Science, Data Science, Economics, Epidemiology, Engineering, Geography, Informatics, Information Systems, Mathematics, Public Health, Statistics.
- Demonstrated interest in public health, infectious diseases, and/or global health.
- Keen understanding of principles of data quality and data integrity.
- Experience building and maintaining databases and manipulating large datasets.
- Experience with mHealth applications and systems (e.g., Open Data Kit, etc.).
- Experience with common Business Intelligence and Data Visualization tools.
- Familiar with principles of data discovery, data compliance, and data transparency.
- Experience with Azure platform and PowerBI.
- Experience in coding (e.g., R, VBA, Python, SCALA, SQL).
- Experience using statistical software for analyses (e.g., Stata, SAS, R).
- Familiarity with biostatistics or principles of analyzing public health data.
- Experience providing data management and analytic support for complex surveys, longitudinal cohort studies, and/or randomized controlled trials.
- Previous experience with spatial analytic techniques using mapping software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS, R).
- Previous experience with genetic epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, or genomic analysis.
- Proficiency using Microsoft-suite computer applications (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) with advanced knowledge of Excel.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience working with diverse audiences.
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 remote work status with notice to employee.