Statistical Research Programmers work in a multidisciplinary environment in support of research on a wide range of issues spanning health care, education and labor, social and economic wellbeing, national security, and military manpower. Programmers will work closely with research staff in creating, managing, and analyzing large and complex data sets. Programmers are expected to acquire a basic understanding of the research topic and a thorough knowledge of the data involved while applying programming and analytic skills.
Ability to program using SAS, R, Python, or Stata for data management and analysis
Exceptional problem-solving abilities with an understanding of statistical methods
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Familiarity with Linux and relational database technologies preferred
BA/BS in statistics, biostatistics, economics, mathematics, quantitative social sciences, or related field required; MA/MS preferred.
Two to five years minimum of experience in SAS database and statistical programming claims, Workman’s Compensation records, Social Security or personnel data
Extensive experience working with large administrative databases such as CMS Medicare/Medicaid, MarketScan or other private sector health care
Experience working in a research setting strongly preferred
Familiarity with complex, longitudinal surveys
U.S. citizenship may be required for projects involving classified work which require a U.S. governments security clearance.
Santa Monica, CA; Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; Boston, MA
Equal Opportunity Employer-minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity
Internal Number: R294
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