Research Data Analyst, Psychiatry (per diem) (bmc)

bmc    Remote    2024-06-09

Job posting number: #119809 (Ref:35331)

Job Description

Position: Research Data Analyst, Psychiatry       

Location: Boston, MA

Schedule: Per Diem, Remote

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At Boston Medical Center (BMC), our diverse staff works together for one goal — to provide exceptional and equitable care to improve the health of the people of Boston. Our bold vision to transform health care is powered by our respect for our patients and our commitment to ensure everyone who comes through our doors has a positive experience.

You’ll find a supportive work environment at BMC, with rich opportunities throughout your career for training, development, and growth and where you’ll have the tools you need to take charge of your own practice environment.  


The data consultant position will involve support on various projects in the data analysis phase as part of the Behavioral Health Equity Program (PI: Abby Batchelder). Data responsibilities will include data cleaning, dataset preparation, data analyses, data visualization, and creation of a data dictionary/codebooks. The consultant will also provide support on manuscript preparation as needed. The summer consult position will involve 10-15 hrs of work per week under the direct supervision of Drs. Abigail Batchelder and Christopher Chiu.


  • Plan and conduct statistical analyses; apply mathematical and statistical techniques and principles (including multivariable regression, hypothesis testing, generalized linear models, longitudinal analyses, mixed effects modeling, hierarchical variance structures, approaches to multiple comparison adjustments, etc.).
  • Gather and interpret data requirements and translate the data requirements into report queries. Write custom scripts and software programs, using statistical programming languages (e.g. SAS, R)  to aid in data analysis and management, as needed.
  • Perform complex statistical analysis of data using Stata, SAS, or clinical analysis software programs for the analysis of health-related and business data, drawing analytical conclusions.
  • Summarize data into usable formats (i.e. text, graphs, tables) for PowerPoint presentation and communicate results. Prepare written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results and conclusions.
  • Develop complex standard, ad hoc, and custom reports to satisfy business requests.  Construct analytic files from large databases.  Build reports for research staff to access as needed.
  • Conduct literature and other searches. Help to develop protocols and benchmarks for research projects. Provide analytic support and guidance for physicians and research fellows performing clinical research.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, gathering data to support the request (i.e, how the sample size will be calculated, randomization procedures to be used, etc). Manage projects (tracking IRB and abstract submissions, compliance with data use agreements and project timelines).
  • Assist in the drafting of manuscripts, scientific articles and publications, including writing about methodologies and statistical analysis of results; creating charts and graphs, and presenting supporting data.

(The above statements in this job description are intended to depict the general nature and level of work assigned to the employee(s) in this job.  The above is not intended to represent an exhaustive list of accountable duties and responsibilities required).



  • Requires a bachelor’s degree, preferably in economics, a health-related field or statistics, although outstanding applicants from other fields may be considered. Some demonstrated interest in healthcare or public health background should be apparent from educational record.
  • Master’s degree and/or specific training and experience with cost-effectiveness research preferred but not required.


  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in statistical programming, (preferably with STATA; SAS and/or R) is required.
  • Experience analyzing health-related data, such as from medical records, surveys, or health care data is preferred.


  • Proficiency with MS Suite (Excel /Minitab /Visio /Access/Word /Outlook/PowerPoint) also required.
  • Must have experience in statistical analysis and interpreting data from analytic studies. Experience interacting with database environments (e.g. SQL, MS Access, Oracle) is a plus.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills; able to interpret and apply statistical techniques, and effective communication skills to explain methods and findings to non-statistician team members and audiences.


As the primary teaching hospital for Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine and BU schools of public health and dentistry, intellectual rigor shapes our inquiries. Our research is led by a belief that skin color, zip code, and financial circumstances shouldn’t dictate health.

Boston Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. If you need accommodation for any part of the application process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to or call 617-638-8582 to let us know the nature of your request.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Employer Info

Job posting number:#119809 (Ref:35331)
Application Deadline:2024-07-09
Employer Location:bmc
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