The Cancer Support Community’s Research & Training Institute (RTI) , is seeking a Director, Social Science Data.
Candidates should have experience in analyzing complex quantitative research datasets using advanced statistical and epidemiological methods, and have fluency in social and behavioral science research methodologies. The Cancer Support Community has offices in Washington, DC, Philadelphia, New York, and Denver. This position can be based in any of these locations. We will also consider candidates who live in other locations and want to work remotely.
TheDirector, Social Science Datawill lead data analysis across a variety of quantitative research projects, with an emphasis on cross-sectional, dyadic, and longitudinal survey analysis, integration of survey data with secondary health data sources, and patient experience outcomes measurement development. The Director, Social Science Datawill lead the RTI efforts in implementing the relaunch of an active longitudinal survey research study as well as the cleaning and harmonization of legacy and new data. The Director, Social Science Datawill work directly with the Executive Director, Senior Directors of Research, study staff, survey platform vendor(s), and other external technical teams. This is an opportunity to be involved in all facets of research, from study design to data analysis and management to dissemination of results. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills in translating complex concepts to non-methodologically expert audiences.
Collaborate with behavioral scientists and organization leadership in the design and application of survey and patient experience outcomes measurement research in alignment with strategic goals
Support concept development, protocol design, and analytic plan development for survey research and patient experience/patient-reported outcomes measurement research
Collaborate with cross-functional colleagues including VP of Digital, in their effort to evolve the organization’s research data systems architecture
Lead data cleaning and harmonization between new and legacy datasets, including cleaning existing datasets and developing comprehensive codebooks to facilitate future cross-sectional, dyadic and longitudinal study expansion
Leverage and link secondary health data sources (e.g., publicly available datasets, claims, EMR) to survey data and execute relevant multivariate analyses to examine relationships with survey responses and health outcomes
Liaise with survey platform vendor to create, revise, and document all changes to research study content (e.g., adding or retiring variables)
Identify appropriate analytic methodology needed on a study-by-study basis, including power and sample size analyses, and choose and execute appropriate statistical procedures for a given research project, including cross-sectional, dyadic and longitudinal multivariate analysis of survey and secondary health data sources
Develop processes to support on-demand data query reporting needs to executive leadership and staff
Interpret and communicate statistical results in a clear and concise manner that is tailored to various stakeholders, including researchers and non-researchers
Take an active role in the preparation of abstracts to national conferences, scientific manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, white papers, PowerPoint presentations, and other data dissemination opportunities
Support grant writing and submission
Perform various other duties as assigned
SALARY AND BENEFITS
In addition to a competitive base salary, we offer: comprehensive medical, prescription, vision, and dental coverage; paid vacation and sick time; short?term and long?term disability insurance; flex spending accounts: transit, healthcare and dependent care; life insurance; and optional participation in
an employee contribution Tax Sheltered Annuity plan.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please submit to email@example.com a resume and a cover letter that describes how your experience and skills relate to the above?described responsibilities and qualifications for this position.
ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
As the largest professionally?led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide, the CSC is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy. The organization includes an international network of affiliates that offer the highest quality social and emotional support for people impacted by cancer, as well as a community of support available online and over the phone. The CSC Research and Training Institute conducts cutting?edge psychosocial, behavioral and survivorship research. CSC engages in patient advocacy through its Cancer Policy Institute, informing public policy in Washington, D.C. and across the nation
The Cancer Support Community is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Minimum of master’s degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, epidemiology, quantitative psychology, or related science discipline
Minimum two years of relevant professional experience
Deep understanding of research methods, applied statistics, data mining, and predictive modeling to guide research that provides clear and actionable insights and strategic direction for business leaders
Hands-on experience working with and analyzing diverse datasets, particularly survey data, measurement development data, and publicly available datasets (e.g., population health surveys).
Background in oncology research and prior experience working with cancer registries, EMR, and medical claims preferred
Expertise in observational research study methodology and defining/developing patient experience outcome measures
Proficiency in statistical computing with working knowledge of at least one analytic software (R, Stata, etc.) and experience with Qualtrics preferred
Strong knowledge of statistical modeling and data mining tools and methods
Strong familiarity with linear models (linear regression, generalized linear regression, logistic regression) and nonlinear modeling techniques
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Access to high speed internet
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About Cancer Support Community
ABOUT CANCER SUPPORT COMMUNITY
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a global non-profit network of 175 locations, including CSC and Gilda's Club centers, health-care partnerships, and satellite locations that deliver more than $50 million in free support services to patients and families. In addition, CSC administers a toll-free helpline and produces award-winning educational resources that reach more than one million people each year. Formed in 2009 by the merger of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club, CSC also conducts cutting-edge research on the emotional, psychological, and financial journey of cancer patients. In addition, CSC advocates at all levels of government for policies to help individuals whose lives have been disrupted by cancer. In January 2018, CSC welcomed Denver-based nonprofit MyLifeLine, a digital community that includes more than 30,000 patients, caregivers, and their supporters that will enable CSC to scale its digital services in an innovative, groundbreaking way. For more information, visit www.CancerSupportCommunity.org. So that no one faces cancer alone®.