Sickle Cell Research Analyst – Research Analysis Specialist

Minnesota Department of Health
April 29, 2021
St. Paul, MN
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Job Details

Job Class: Research Analysis Specialist

Working Title: Sickle Cell Research Analyst
Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and to all qualified job seekers simultaneously. Bidders will be considered through 05/05/2021
Date Posted: 04/29/2021
Closing Date: 05/12/2021
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
Division/Unit: Health Promotion Chronic Disease / Center for Disease & Environmental Epidemiology
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
Days of Work: Monday - Friday
Travel Required: Never or rarely
Salary Range: $24.03 - $35.24/hourly; $50,174 - $73,581/annually
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - Professional Employees (MAPE)
FLSA Status: Exempt - Professional
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes

Job Summary
Job Summary
This position exists to conduct and support database management, analyses, and reporting for sickle cell disease and long-term surveillance epidemiologic surveillance and studies, including post-acute COVID epidemiologic studies. The incumbent will investigate, document, improve, and manage the quality of data collected, including administrative claims (emergency room, hospital discharge, Medicaid, Medicare, All-Payer claims), clinical, public health (i.e. newborn screening, mortality, births), COVID-related (case intake, COVID-NET) and survey data. Provide advanced data management, data linkage, data de-duplication, and statistical assistance to epidemiologists conducting investigations addressing sickle cell disease, post-acute COVID sequelae, and other relevant chronic conditions. Develop data validation, descriptive statistics and quality metrics for various data sources used as part of epidemiologic investigations. Develop comprehensive reference information and presentation materials. Participate in other projects as deemed necessary by the Manager of the Chronic Disease and Environmental Epidemiology Section.

Minimum Qualifications
Two years of professional experience in biostatistics, informatics, public health, or a related field
Experience must include the following elements:
Data management and analysis
Background using analytical, statistical, and documentation software such as SAS, SPSS, Excel, Powerpoint, and MS Word
Ability to design and conduct appropriate statistical analyses
Preferred Qualifications
Degree in biostatistics, informatics, public health, or a natural or social science discipline, in an area with emphasis on quantitative analysis
Experience performing and communicating quantitative analysis, spatial analysis, statistical modeling and/or program evaluations
Ability to design and implement analyses on the basis of descriptions in research literature
Experience manipulating large datasets with a wide variety of approaches and tools
Ability to assess, measure and document the validity, reliability completeness and usability of complex data sets
Experiencing in compiling and reforming data from a variety of records and data sources, including interviews and surveys
Identifying and extracting factual information from a variety of sources and producing clear, concise analysis and report
Skilled in organizing work, developing and implementing effective workplans, managing tasks, and handling multiple project assignments; able to effectively manage times and meets deadlines; able to respond to and balance the competing requests for time
Additional Requirements
Must successfully pass a background check

Application Details
Why Work For Us
Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.
How to Apply
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If you have questions about the position, contact Bill Ziegler at
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID# to
If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator at
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.

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