Data Analyst

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

IT, Data Science
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023


BSD IPP - Population Health

About the Department

The newly created Institute for Population and Precision Health (IPPH), located in the Biological Sciences Division, will integrate a wide spectrum of factors such as human health behaviors, environmental factors, social and economic factors, policies and genetic determinants of health, into studies focused on the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the maintenance of wellness. Leveraging and integrating the University of Chicago’s considerable institutional strength in population science with research spanning diverse fields such as genetic medicine, cancer epidemiology, microbiome, and epigenomics, the Institute will have the common goal of improving human health outcomes. Another major goal of the Institute will be to develop a new multidisciplinary training program to equip researchers with emerging tools and methods to conduct precision health research within a population health framework. Our faculty lead research projects in biostatistics, epidemiology and health services research and participate in interdisciplinary teams with faculty in other departments to address complex problems in health and healthcare, in our communities and around the globe.

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, this job performs a broad range of operational activities, which may include collecting, organizing, and analyzing information from the University's various internal data systems as well as from external sources. This job also performs assignments related to data manipulation, statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling.


  • The main responsibility includes supporting research operations for our entire institute, mostly using the Python data science stack (e.g. Pandas) and SQL. You will be expected to work with our research and data science team on a variety of tasks, from maintaining and expanding our ETL pipeline, written in Python and Pandas, to querying our Epic Clarity data warehouse, to conducting routine statistical analysis.

  • Performs code testing on components and works to ensure that appropriate implementation standards are met.

  • Supports and maintains existing applications. Works with web developers and responds to requests from users.

  • Assists in analyzing data for the purpose of extracting applicable information. Performs research projects that provide analysis for a number of programs and initiatives.

  • May assist staff or faculty members with data manipulation, statistical applications, programming, analysis and modeling on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis.

  • Collects, organizes, and may analyze information from the University's various internal data systems as well as from external sources.

  • Maintains and analyzes statistical models using general knowledge of best practices in machine learning and statistical inference. Performs maintenance on large and complex research and administrative datasets. Responds to requests and engages other IT resources as needed.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

  • Masters in biostatistics.


  • 0-2 years’ experience working in software development.

  • Some experience consuming and creating Python-based APIs.

  • Some experience working with GIS and environmental linkage.

  • Some experience working with genetic data.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Strong proficiency in the Python data science stack.

Preferred Competencies

  • A desire to help others and an interest in public health, especially around health disparities and advancing racial equity.

Working Conditions

  • Remote office setting.

Salary Range

  • $55,000-$65,000

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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