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Washington University of St. Louis Statistical Data Analyst - Infectious Diseases - 49308 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday to Friday.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Our research group is based in Division of Infectious Diseases and Center for Dissemination and Implementation (Elvin Geng, Aaloke Mody, Ingrid Eshun-Wilson) and has robust research collaborations with the Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), based out of Lusaka, Zambia and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, based in Kisumu, Kenya. Both CIDRZ and KEMIR are on the leading edge of supporting national HIV programs, implementation, and have research spanning, infectious disease to noncommunicable disease.

Our joint research portfolio focuses primarily on assessing the success of public health HIV programs in sub-Saharan Africa and identifying novel implementation strategies to improve patient outcomes such as retention in care and viral suppression. We use a range of interdisciplinary implementation science research methods with an emphasis on application of rigorous and innovative epidemiological methods often using large observational databases (greater than 100,000 participants) or data from clinical trials.

We are looking for data analysts with strong data analytic skills and data management skills with a conceptual foundation in epidemiology. Data analysts will help with data management, designing epidemiologic analyses, conducting data analysis, and data visualization. Ideally, they will also with preparation of draft manuscripts with opportunities to lead individual manuscripts.


  1. Quickly get up to speed on the study design and datasets being used for ongoing projects.
  2. Performs longitudinal data analysis and/or data management for investigators using statistical packages (i.e., Stata, R), including generation of tables, graphs, and figures.
  3. Assists investigators in the design of experiments, clinical trials and epidemiological studies.
  4. Assists in data base design, implementation and maintenance of data collected over time for research purposes, including acquisition, editing and reporting.
  5. May assist in design and development of data entry systems.
  6. May function as a statistical consultant primarily in collaborative studies involving the medical school community.

Required Qualifications

  • Equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (such as, math, statistics, computer science or epidemiology).
  • Experience and proficiency with data analysis and data management utilizing statistical packages utilized by departments.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’ degree in a relevant field (such as, math, statistics, computer science or epidemiology).
  • Experience and proficiency with data analysis and data management utilizing statistical packages utilized by departments.
  • Ph.D. level training in statistics, computer science, epidemiology, or a related field.
  • Experience with managing and analyzing large longitudinal datasets.
  • Conceptual foundation in epidemiologic methods, including design of analyses, identifying and properly adjusting for confounding, causal inference, and interpretation of analysis.
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and execute projects relatively independently.
  • Experience in biomedical and/or clinical studies is desirable.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $47,986 - $61,194 annually.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Statistical Data Analyst - Infectious Diseases - 49308

Job ID: 49308

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular