Research Data Analyst
Job ID: R0032604 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and International Health at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seek applications for a Research Data Analyst to support multiple international studies in environmental surveillance for infectious diseases. Data Analysts in Research support efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained. They assist in business and system re-engineering and architecture development. Data Analysts serve as organizational consultants on matters relating to databases and provide expertise across grounds. Additional information about the UVA Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health can be found here:

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Manage large and complex longitudinal study databases and maintain detailed data dictionaries.
  • Obtain and managing publicly available databases.
  • Clean data.
  • Perform descriptive and statistical analyses.
  • Ensure high-quality data is collected for analysis and continually verify integrity of the data within the research arena.
  • Identify errors and determine the best course of action to correct and prevent error going forward.
  • Perform analysis of information and identify, interpret and report the trends or patterns found in data sets. Develop recommendations based on findings.
  • Synthesize data analysis by creating graphs, reports and presentations of results in order to make strategic and programmatic decisions.
  • Develop content for seminars, forums and presentations.
  • Manipulate complex longitudinal databases.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Multitask and work independently.
  • Work with high attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Design and implement novel data analyses preferred.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), R and/or Statistical Analysis System (SAS).
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree; relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Master's degree or PhD in public health, epidemiology or public health-related science is preferred.
  • Experience: 1-2 years of experience working in data analysis.
  • Licensure: Human subject (IRB-HSR) research training and certification is preferred.

Most of the work performed is in an office environment.

This work will be part of several ongoing environmental surveillance projects in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Example analysis projects include statistical modeling in R, generating figures for weekly reports to public health stakeholders, and maintaining database for cases and environmental samples for project based in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Opportunities to generate and present scholarly work are expected. The ability to travel internationally to our field sites in Bangladesh, Pakistan and other LMICs is a must for this job.

The Research Data Analyst will be under the supervision of Dr. Mami Taniuchi, Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Taniuchi’s research interests and selected publications can be found here:

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Taniuchi, Associate Professor, at  

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. Most of the work will be completed remotely with intermittent periods in the office. Ability to travel internationally to our field sites in Bangladesh, Pakistan and other LMICs is a must for this job.

This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $35,266 - $45,000, commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position will remain open until filled. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.  A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.   

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