Post Date: 08/08/2019
Close Date: 08/26/2019
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Research Analyst
Close date: 8/26/2019
Salary: $4016 - $5872 monthly
Location: Portland, OR
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Injury and Violence Prevention (IVP) Section, Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) in Portland, OR is recruiting for a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Research Analyst to support and develop public health injury surveillance and research with outside researchers within the PDMP and Injury and Violence Prevention Section. The Oregon PDMP is a tool to help healthcare providers and pharmacists provide patients better care in managing their prescriptions.
What will you do?
As the PDMP Research Analyst, you will plan and coordinate high-level research and evaluation studies for the PDMP and IVPP Section to define the burden of overdose and injury in Oregon and help identify and support prevention interventions. You will develop research methodology and protocols for data collection and analysis including survey data; analyze and interpret the information; and report findings, including recommendations for further research and analysis. The position coordinates activities related to external research data requests for PDMP and IVPP and conducts special research and evaluation projects.
What's in it for you?
You will work with a team of public health professionals who are passionate about the work they do to promote a healthy Oregon. Do you have a master’s in public health specializing in research design, research analysis and/or informatics? Do you have experience in epidemiologic surveillance? Are you proficient in MS Word and Excel? Do you have experience using SAS statistical software and/or programming languages such as SQL and/or R? If so, we want to connect with you!
What are we looking for?
• A bachelor's degree in any discipline that included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures, and one-year experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports OR four years of research experience using computerized applications to independently gather, compile, and analyze data and prepare narrative or statistical reports.
• Master's in public health with a research design, research analysis, epidemiology, biostatistics, or informatics focus is preferred.
• Experience with methods involved in epidemiologic surveillance, research study design, data visualization, and data systems evaluation and quality assurance studies.
• Experience with the generation of reports and/or research in health practice – preferably related to physical or behavioral healthcare. Experience with RMarkdown is a plus.
• Experience developing data use agreements or other data governance standards.
• Experience working with relational databases, data linkage of large data sets using deterministic and probabilistic matching software (e.g., Link King, Link Plus), and 3-5 years recent experience using SAS. Experience working with R, SQL or STATA is helpful.
• Some experience with GIS is helpful (e.g., ARC-GIS, Q GIS).
• Experience using bibliographic software (e.g., Endnotes, Mendeley, Zotero) is preferred.
• Person should be comfortable presenting to groups in person and via webinars with experience posting study results online using data visualization principles.
• Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, follow the link below and complete the online application and all supplemental questions: