Data Consultant – Statistical Analyses of Genomic Data and Health Conditions/ Use of High Performance Computing Cluster/ R, SAS Programming/ Genetic Epidemiology
The Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment and Health (RPGEH) is a scientific research program at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research that facilitates and conducts large-scale studies of genetic and environmental factors that influence common diseases such as heart disease, cancer, psychiatric disorders, vision disorders, and many others, as well as health-related traits such as blood pressure, and response to medications.
We are seeking an experienced Data Consultant or Senior Data Consultant who has a background in quantitative and qualitative analyses and experience with performing analyses on large genomic datasets to join our research team. The ideal candidate will have strong understanding of statistical analyses and familiarity with multiple statistical programming languages such as R, SAS, and Python and other languages such as SQL.
In this role, you will function as a high-level statistical analytics programmer on a variety of health research projects that utilize genomic data linked to electronic health records. Duties include performing data management and statistical analyses on very large-scale genomic databases, including genome-wide association studies and related analyses on a high-performance computing cluster. In addition, you will be responsible for performing a wide variety of statistical analyses used in epidemiologic studies on data drawn from Kaiser Permanente clinical and research databases, combined with genomic data (from whole genome SNP microarrays, whole exome arrays, and whole exome sequence data, as well as whole genome sequence data). Working with scientist investigators, you will be responsible for carrying out statistical analyses, reporting and tabling results, participating in interpretation and reporting of results, and development of manuscripts and grant proposals.
At least three years of programming in R, SAS, or equivalent statistical analytical programming language
Knowledge of basic Unix command lines
At least three years of related analytical consulting experience
A bachelor’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, genetics, social science or a related field
Broad familiarity with health research, medical terminology, study design, and outcomes measurement
Experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases
Microsoft Office skills
Very strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills, and the ability to work within a team
The ability to express complex analytical and technical information to senior scientists or to audiences with clinical training
An independent self-starter
Preferred Qualifications Include:
A master’s degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics or public health preferred
Five or more years of statistical analytic consulting experience
Education or experience in public health or epidemiology research
Expertise in manipulating large and complex data with different languages such as R, Python, SAS, and SQL.
Experience performing genome-wide association studies (GWAS), heritability estimates, admixture studies, Mendelian Randomization analyses, and analyses involving exploring/investigating genetic variants.
Extraction of phenotypic data from longitudinal electronic health records (EHRs) and from KP clinical research databases
Practical knowledge of genetics and experience working with genomic data using PLINK, GCTA, or similar genetic analytical programs
Experience with performing in silico genomic analyses and with using in silico genomic analysis tools
Experience working with Unix environment and use of HPC for parallel computing analyses
For immediate consideration, please visit http://kp.org/careers for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing job number 817013 and/or 817020.
Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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