Data Engineer

Organization/Company Name: 
Center for Health System Effectiveness, OHSU
Position Description: 

Position Summary

The research associate provides high-level professional analytic support in research activities at the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness (CHSE). The Center is devoted to transforming health systems through actionable cross-disciplinary and collaborative research. This position will lead the ongoing development and maintenance of CHSE’s analytic and data management systems.

Major components of the work include:

  • Management of large databases which include health insurance claims from Medicare, Medicaid, commercial carriers from multiple states, and state administrative datasets.
  • Management and development of validation processes to ensure data quality.
  • Building out and automating various Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes across the center.
  • Coordination and problem solving with Center staff in order to understand needed support and use cases.
  • Develop innovative solutions to fill gaps in analytics.
  • Active contribution to the review of working practices and the development of data analysis and management standard operating procedures.
  • Perform other research related duties as assigned.
Position Type: 
Full Time

Fully-benefited position (medical, dental, vision, retirement plan, time off)

Required Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience (with Master’s degree) or 5 years’ relevant experience (with Bachelor’s degree).
  • Experience with large relational database administration.
  • Proficiency in R/Python or other scripting language.
  • Experience working with ETL processes.
  • Interest in public health or issues relevant to health services research and health program/policy evaluation.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decisions and maintain thorough documentation of the decision-making proces.
  • Exemplary communication skills and ability to effectively communicate complicated processes to diverse audiences within and outside OHSU.
  • Strong commitment to rigorous research methods, objectivity and accuracy of findings, and reproducibility of results.
Required Education and / or Certifications: 
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with major courses in a technical field
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
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Position Address: 
3030 S.W. Moody Avenue
Portland, OR 97239