Research Assistant, Department of Biomedical Informatics
Job posting number: #7085108
Posted: September 10, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionFounded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.
As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.
A part-time (60% FTE) Research Assistant position is available in the Innovative Clinical Data Capture and Use (iCDCU) lab directed by Dr. Danny T.Y. Wu in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. This part-time research assistant position (60%) will be responsible for the manipulation, analytics, and reporting of clinical and health data. Specifically, the position will work with patient data stored in relational databases, summarize the data using Structured Query Language (SQL) and statistical tools, conduct statistical analysis, modeling, and hypothesis testing, and create data visualization and interactive dashboards.
Perform experiments and records data according to research protocols.
Interpret data and assist in judging validity of data. May perform statistical and graphical analysis of data.
Apply research principals for less complex assignments.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or related field.
Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Master of Science in Statistics or Information Science, or related field.
Knowledge and experience in applying machine learning and data science methods in healthcare.
Familiar with SQL, R, R-markdown, R-shiny, and prediction/classification methods.
Positive, dependable, flexible, collaborative, and able to work with student-based teams.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).