The OCHIN Research team was established in 2011 with a mission to improve the health of underserved populations, enhance their quality of care, and inform health policy through research. We are currently looking for Healthcare Research Analysts and Biostatisticians who can provide high-level professional, substantive, technical, and analytical support to researchers within OCHIN and to external collaborators.
We are currently looking to create a pool of candidates that we can draw from when we have new position openings for Research Analysts and Biostatisticians. Please be aware that this is an ongoing call for applications and that we may not reach out to you right away.
Some of the work involved in these roles:
- Contribute to discussions and decisions on study design, statistical approaches and analytical strategies with principal investigators, co-investigators, and other collaborators
- Create, organize and analyze datasets for research studies
- Operationalize conceptual variables and translate specific research questions into appropriate functional and analytic designs and protocols
- Use your knowledge of healthcare systems and data to support and help improve the safety net through research, reporting, and analytics
- Summarize data using different tools (SAS, SQL, etc.) and create output in the form of charts, tables, and other reports
- Explain complex statistical concepts and results to health researchers with different levels of statistical training
- Assist the team in preparing presentations and publications to disseminate research findings to scientific and technical audiences
- Provide technical/consultative services to PBRN clinician members, affiliated investigators, and other research personnel
- Certain positions may involve supervision of other project staff
- A Master’s level degree (MS, MA, MPH, MPA) in research, analytics, or related field with a strong emphasis on analytical methods (e.g. biostatistics, economics, other healthcare related analytics); or equivalent experience
- Minimum 3 years of collaborative research experience, preferably in a similar role
- Minimum 2 years of programming experience with SAS (preferred) and/or other statistical software
- Experience working with healthcare data (EHR, claims, etc.), and knowledge of its use for research, analysis, and reporting
- Working knowledge of statistical theory and hypothesis testing, quantitative analysis methods, and database management techniques
- Working knowledge of specialized and complex statistical modeling techniques preferred
- Knowledge of clinical reporting methods and requirements preferred, particularly for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) (e.g., UDS reporting, Meaningful Use)
- Experience working with large, complex relational databases and familiarity with SQL coding preferred
- Peer-reviewed publication history preferred
- Expert knowledge of standard desktop computing software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, Internet browsers, etc.)
- Ability to work independently on multiple tasks, make decisions about how to prioritize and implement work, and create work schedules and task deadlines needed to meet project timelines
- Ability to work in a complex, fast-moving environment
- Strong verbal and written communication, professional demeanor, excellent customer service skills, the ability and desire to respectfully resolve conflict
Our company culture is important to us. Successful candidates will possess the following attributes:
- A Communicator: You possess strong communication skills and have been told you have great customer service skills; you like people and want to help.
- A Critical Thinker: You regularly looks for ways to find efficiencies, innovate, and make improvements where you can.
- Process Oriented: You’re able to understand, work in, create, and improve processes.
- A Collaborator: You’re a team player and relationship builder whose “can-do” attitude inspires others.
- A Continual Learner: You are eager to listen, study, and learn new things quickly; you are resourceful and are open to regularly accept and grow from feedback.
- An Entrepreneur: You have proven success working in a fast-paced and changing environment; you are excited to play in a space where you’re adding value to the organization and its mission.
Sound like you? Please check out our website at www.ochin.org to learn more and apply online.
OCHIN is one of the nation’s largest and most successful Health Information Networks. Here, our goal is simple: to provide solutions that promote access to quality, affordable health care for all. Our Health IT solutions improve the integration and delivery of health care services across a wide variety of practices—with an emphasis on safety net clinics and small practices as well as critical access and rural hospitals.
Our corporate office is located in beautiful downtown Portland, Oregon. Working with us, you’ll find challenging projects, a collaborative team, and some of the best employee perks around, including public transportation reimbursement, an onsite gym, community volunteering activities, a generous PTO package, and a Dragon Boat Racing team! Recognized as one of the Top 100 Nonprofits to work for from 2013-2017, OCHIN is committed to creating a positive and enjoyable workplace for all of its employees.
Job descriptions are designed to outline primary duties, responsibilities, and qualification requirements, and should not limit additional duties and responsibilities assigned. It is our expectation that all employees offer their services wherever and whenever deemed necessary to ensure the success of the organization.
Constant interpersonal skills, teamwork, customer service, problem analysis, and reading, speaking, writing, and understanding English. Frequent creativity, mentoring, presentations, and teaching. Occasional decision making and independent judgment or action. Frequent keyboarding, sitting, standing, hearing, and talking
OCHIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. OCHIN does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws.
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, as well as a check against the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) exclusion list.