Programmer Analyst for Cancer Health Services Research – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Cancer Health Services Data Analyst (Programmer Analyst I)

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Southern California (USC Norris) was founded in 1971 and has been continuously funded as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center since 1973. USC Norris has a rich tradition of collaborative research and serves as a major regional and national resource for cancer research, prevention, treatment and education.  

The Population Research Core at USC Norris is seeking a programmer/quantitative analyst to support research in cancer health services, cancer care delivery and implementation science. The successful candidate will possess expertise in quantitative data analysis, use of large datasets, including SEER-Medicare, health plan data, electronic health records and complex manipulation of other patient and health care data. Experience with SAS, STATA, or R programming is required. The analyst will be an integral part of the research team, working closely with multiple principal investigators and a multidisciplinary research team at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Job Accountabilities

This programmer analyst position involves (1) designing approaches to collection, manipulation and maintenance of health care data; (2) linkage of data to existing and new personal risk factor and outcomes in studies of health risk factors (Los Angeles Cancer Surveillance Program); (3) providing support for the development of new cancer care delivery and quality assessment methods; and (4) writing manuscripts and providing analytic support for manuscripts written by others.  Excellent English writing and speaking skills are required. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational capabilities, superb problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks. Prior experience in a research environment is preferred. A master’s degree in statistics, quantitative social science, economics, health services research or related field is preferred.

USC offers an attractive salary and benefits package.  Applications should include a cover letter, resume and the names of three professional or academic references. 

Hourly Range:

The hourly rate range for this position is $34.25 – $42.53. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree, Combined work experience and education as equivalent
Minimum Experience: 0 – 6 months
Minimum Field of Expertise: General knowledge of programming and documentation procedures and programming methods and operator instructions. Knowledge of one or more appropriate computer languages.

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