Lead Research Analyst
University of Miami

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has an exciting opportunity for a Full-time Lead Research Analyst to work in the UHealth Campus. The Lead Research Analyst works collaboratively and independently to analyze, interpret, and present data from applicable databases. The role will be responsible for independent research, analysis, and synthesis, working under deadlines. The Lead Research Analyst will work as part of the team leading SCAN360, an interactive platform that integrates data from dozens of data sources to provide a "360 degree view" of the factors that drive patterns in disease burden and social determinants of health across the state of Florida, as well as targeted data in other levels of geography. SCAN360 maps a variety of additional indicators, including sociodemographic, cancer histology and staging, risk behaviors, screening behavior, environmental factors, hazardous sites, health insurance access, prevalence of potential co-morbidities, housing characteristics, and levels of residential segregation, among numerous others. The Lead Research Analyst will be expected to calculate rates, update and maintain data, meticulously document code and processes, seek new data sources, produce dashboards for visualization of data, work with internal and external stakeholders, and participate in scholarly activities (publications, presentations, etc). The Lead Research Analyst will also be expected to take on some project management activities, including managing data access requests.

  • Build Shiny apps for the existing cancer mapping website and other projects that involve exploratory data analysis

  • Write/publish Flex dashboards/RMarkdown documents for a variety of projects, including the Fire Fighter Cancer Cohort Study (FFCCS), the Firefighter Cancer Initiative (FCI), etc.

  • Prepare publication ready tables and figures to support research projects

  • Coordinates, programs, analyzes, evaluates, and summarizes clinical data

  • Produces and supports systems that extract data from the clinical databases; and builds analysis databases composed of SAS datasets

  • Design, write, edit, and publish dashboards for the visualization of data (including Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council (CCRAB) dashboard, Stroke data dashboard, COVID-19 dashboard, and others)

  • Design, write, edit, and publish Stroke dashboard and participate in meetings

  • Writes R and SAS programs to support public health and epidemiology research projects

  • Prepare publication-ready tables and figures to support research projects

  • Contributes to the development of planning documentation for the collection, handling, reviewing, and cleaning of clinical data to provide a high-quality clinical database

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required, Master's or PhD preferred.

  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience and proficiency with statistical software packages, particularly SAS and R.

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, researchers, constituents, and institutional leaders from various backgrounds and at many levels of authority.

  • Strong research skills (research design, data collection and quantitative data analysis of large, longitudinal datasets)

  • Statistical expertise including proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, Stata, R, or SPSS.

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills; knowledge of, and experience with writing peer-reviewed publications

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, researchers, constituents, and institutional leaders from various backgrounds and at many levels of authority

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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