Research Data Analyst II

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Updated: March 28, 2019
Job ID: 214528
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Fort Sam Houston, TX, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Data Analyst II to support Uniformed Services University (USU) Postgraduate Dental College (PDC) initiatives in support of the Long-Term Career Outcome Study (LTCOS), the Tri-Service Center for Oral Health Studies (TSCOHS) and associated University-wide research efforts located in San Antonio, Texas.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU Postgraduate Dental College (PDC). 

The incumbent will serve as a data analyst for the PDC and as such is responsible for data entry, management, analysis, administrative, and research assignments related to the LTCOS and other associated research activities. The incumbent also interfaces with other academic institution research analysts and assists with other institutional data gathering and management through the Office of Accreditation and Organizational Assessment (OAC) and USU Registrar Office.


  1. As a member of the PDC LTCOS, the incumbent will develop, design, and assist in the creation of assessment tools, questionnaires, surveys, will find appropriate data sources, gain approval for data access and utilize other data gathering tools with a large team of collaborators.
  2. Attends all PDC LTCOS meetings, taking minutes, assisting with gathering and assembling data and reports for internal leadership.
  3. Responsible for extracting data from existing sources, quantify and summarize findings as pertains to the LTCOS across all PDC-affiliated military programs, merging multiple databases. Helps maintain databases ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  4. Collects and enters quantitative and qualitative data into spreadsheets that pertain to PDC-affiliated programs.
  5. Prepares and distributes a variety of periodic internal reports, including queries by the PDC Executive Dean, Associate Deans, TSCOHS, external affairs office and including but not limited to the Assessment Report.
  6. Assists with Institutional Review Board submissions pertaining to the PDC LTCOS, follow-up on protocols and preparing annual report documents for the IRB.
  7. Responsible for the creation of efficient processes that will support routinizing data management tasks and regular data reports/requests as the PDC LTCOS progresses in scope and integration within the University.
  8. Assist programs in developing assessment measures and developing systems for tracking and collecting data.
  9. Assist with data strategic planning processes and archive data to meet accreditation requirements.
  10. Consistently audits data collection to ensure data integrity.
  11. Organizes and manages data fields.
  12. Develops, maintains, and documents database queries, troubleshoots and manipulates data, and fulfills recurring and ad-hoc data requests for internal and external reporting requirements including program and accreditation reviews.
  13. Prepares interpretive analyses and presents findings through complete narrative reports as well as tabular and graphic data displays.
  14. Works across locations and departments (e.g., research analysts or related personnel hired by the PDC-affiliated programs and/or USU staff) and administrators in fulfilling the responsibilities of the position and assists as needed; and, assists programs as necessary on assessment, including developing assessment measures, and developing systems for tracking and collecting data, improves, and assists with the automation of current data gathering and reporting systems in conjunction with functional area experts, data team members, administrators, and others.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have experience with statistics, psychological measurement, education measurement, psychometrics, or related field with an emphasis on quantitative analysis or psychometrics. Highly desirable characteristics include: successful program of research and development in the context of a medical/dental school; experience planning, writing, and implementing grant proposals with a track record of funding in medical/dental academic areas; familiarity with military medical personnel training programs and operational requirements; in-depth knowledge of educational principles and practice levels. Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: B.S. in a social/behavioral science or related field, plus experience in an academic environment and demonstrated experience managing databases and analyzing educational data.

Minimum Experience:  4-6 years’ experience

Physical Capabilities:  Requires long periods of working at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs.

Work Environment:  Office environment

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and 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.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.