Data Analyst - Pharmaceutical Sciences (Two year full-time temporary)

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Work type: Staff
Location: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Data Analyst - Pharmaceutical Sciences (Two year full-time temporary)  
Location: Grand Rapids (Pharmacy)  

37004 - Pharmacy Practice

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Non-Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: This position is a two year full-time temporary grant funded position. If the grant funding is extended there is a potential the position could be as well. The successful candidate hired for this position will use a variety of data sources to improve database management and reporting quality. The work involves the collection, aggregation, and evaluation of health care data using advanced functions in SQL and leveraging advanced visualization techniques such as Tableau or Power BI.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: B.S. in Computer Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, Information Management, or related field.  
Required Work Experience: Prior experience with any or all of the following database and reporting tools: Web Development Tools, Oracle, SQL, Excel, SQL Server Reporting Services, Visual Basic, Power BI, and/or Tableau  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Lifting
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered:    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Design, test, implement, and maintain data collection and reporting systems to support quality improvement (QI) and research activities using complex database statistical methods. This includes access methods, access time, device allocation, validation checks, organization, protection and security, documentation, guidelines and statistics methods.
Implement project specific procedures that comply with regulatory and internal procedures. This include maintenance of databases, overall monitoring of standards and procedures and integration of systems through database design.
Ensure protection and confidentiality while providing efficient access and utilization of data.
Writing code and stored procedures to include, but not limited to, interfacing data from multiple data sources. Provide technical support to other developers, data managers, clinicians and researchers utilizing biomedical data.
Provide support to clients with a broad range of technical expertise.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Develop utilities and complex SQL queries for data extraction and reporting, perform data conversions from several data sources.
Able to optimize database designs, queries, and maintenance.
Identify relevant trends and quickly identify drivers in the data, prepare reports & visualizations, develop dashboards to track project metrics. May conduct simple statistical data analysis.
Create and maintain technical documents such as data dictionary, quality control procedures, user guide, etc.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Organization and documentation skills, planning, problem solving, database programming.
SQL development, analysis software and business intelligence (BI) tools (e.g., Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, RStudio)
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Sensitivity to non-technical clients
Strong communication skills (verbal & written)
Required Documents:
  • Resume 
  • Cover Letter 
  • Unofficial Transcript


Optional Documents: Portfolio  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of B.S. in Computer Science, Business Analytics, Statistics, Information Management, or related field.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.

Portfolio (OPTIONAL): Please attach a portfolio demonstrating any relevant projects or work.

This position is a two year full-time temporary grant funded position.
Initial Application Review Date:
July 5, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes   
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University‚Äôs Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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