Researcher 4

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
March 25, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
Job Type


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.

Required qualifications for the position are: (1) Master's degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related field and 2 years of experience in statistical data analysis (or a Bachelor's degree and four years of related experience); (2) ability to work independently ; (3) independent problem solving skills; (4) experience managing large datasets; (5) proficiency in the use of statistical software packages including SAS or Stata; (6) excellent interpersonal skills to work with a variety of people at different levels; and (7) experience writing and editing scientific papers for publication. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential. (8) the research fellow must be eligible to apply for Special Sworn Status with the US Census Bureau (e.g., a US citizen).

About the Job

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health in the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, is seeking a 100% time Researcher 4 to primarily manage and analyze data for large research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. The studies focus on substance use prevention and policy evaluation.

The position involves active collaboration with multidisciplinary teams including faculty, students and staff. Primary responsibilities for the position include: (1) complex statistical data analysis using SAS and Stata (30%); (2) managing large datasets including cleaning and merging data files to use for analysis (30%); (3) presenting and discussing analytic results with research team (20%); and (4) preparing manuscripts for publication (20%). A percentage of the research position will involve independent data analysis in the University of Minnesota Restricted Data Center (RDC)

The position will report to Drs. Darin Erickson and Toben Nelson.

About the Department

The Division of Epidemiology and Community Health is the largest unit in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. With over 50 primary faculty, over 300 graduate students and approximately $25 million annually in sponsored research grants, the Division plays a major role in the School. The Division ( ) has a distinguished record of research and teaching. It provides a rich and collaborative environment for the investigation of cardiovascular disease and related areas, in one of the largest Academic Health Centers in the U.S. Division research includes a robust blend of observational studies (e.g., ARIC, MESA, CARDIA) and interventional investigations aimed at improving public health and engaging a multidisciplinary integration of epidemiology, biology, and behavioral science. The educational program includes majors in Epidemiology, Community Health Education, Maternal/Child Health, Public Health Nutrition, and Clinical Research. The Division offers programs leading to the MPH, MS, and PhD degrees, and has active pre- and post-doctoral training.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach additional documents. Candidates should attach a cover letter indicating their interest and experience, a resume, and a list of three referees. Such documents may be attached after the application is completed by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Application deadline is February 16, 2020.


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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