Under the direction of the Management Service Officer (MSO) and Principal Investigator (PI), the Programmer Analyst III will support the statistical evaluation of large databases including Medicare data. In this role, you will co-manage large amounts of healthcare data, which will include complex data management/manipulation, data cleaning, and constructing analytic models that incorporate statistical techniques using bivariate and multivariate analyses. You will also work closely with counterparts providing the data from an external organization, and coordinate all data transfers to UCLA while ensuring ongoing data security and compliance with a detailed data use agreement governing all use of said data. You will present the results of complex data analyses to internal and external stakeholders in graphical and tabular formats for presentations, progress reports, and peer-reviewed publications and interpret statistical findings with respect to access to care, quality, and cost.
- Bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, and 2+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education/experience
- Knowledge and experience with database spreadsheet software and statistical package on PC computing environment
- Extensive experience with statistical programming with SAS, Stata, and R
- Extensive experience with analyzing large administrative healthcare databases such as claims data
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Ability to resolve software and/or statistical problems and provide needed solutions.
- Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices or procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns, patterns tendencies or relationships, formulate logical and objective conclusions, recognizing their implications, and recommend/implement the appropriate solutions
- Familiarity with data modeling procedures
- Expertise combining different forms and sources of data into a unified, usable format
- Extensive experience with intricacies of cleaning and managing healthcare data
- Extensive knowledge of health care coding systems (ICD-9 & ICD-10 codes, etc.)
- Master’s degree or higher in Biostatistics/Statistics or related field
- Some medical and/or health services research knowledge
- Familiarity with medical terminology
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.