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Assistant Analyst (Posted August 4, 2017)

Background Information

Job description

PDA is currently seeking an Assistant Analyst to support work on evaluation and statistical projects. The Assistant Analyst position will work with the PDA Statistics Team to perform data processing, monitoring, data management, and analysis. Strong quantitative, writing, and communication skills are essential. This is a full-time position (32 to 40 hours per week) with benefits. However, part-time (20 hours per week) may be considered for current students. Primary responsibilities include:

Data processing

  • Process monthly vendor and survey data (SQL/SPSS/SAS) for evaluation clients; includes resolving and escalating issues
  • Develop and improve methods for data processing


  • Work with evaluation and survey team to identify monitoring criteria
  • Assess survey and vendor data using criteria (SPSS/SAS)

Data management

  • Prepare reporting datasets for analysts (SAS/SPSS)
  • Evaluate quality of data from clients/vendors and communicate issues and data limitations
  • Develop code libraries (SAS/SPSS) for cleaning survey and vendor data
  • Maintain documentation: codebooks, processes, data anomalies, coding decisions

Data analysis

  • Develop SQL queries and analyze survey data in SAS or SPSS to investigate various quality improvement efforts
  • Perform analysis in SAS and SPSS to support evaluation studies and health services research projects
  • Research and report on best practices for statistical analysis
  • Support Statistics and Evaluation teams with interpretation of analysis results including data visualization (charts, graphs, tables) and writing support


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in an analytic field (Statistics, Math, Engineering, Computer Science, physical sciences, etc.)
  • Experience in statistical programming using SAS, SPSS, or R (the application process will include a short test to assess programming experience)
  • Ability to perform statistical tests
  • Time-management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in public health, program evaluation, survey management, or health services research.
  • Current undergraduate (3rd or 4th year) and Master’s level graduate students may apply as we will consider a part-time position for the right candidate.

Application Instructions

PDA offers a competitive benefits package and is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. To apply, please submit your cover letter, transcripts, and resume to datamanager@pdastats.com by September 15, 2017.

It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts, Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity in accordance with all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. Employment discrimination against employees and applicants due to race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), national origin, disability, age (40 years old or more), military status, or veteran status is illegal. It is the policy of Professional Data Analysts, Inc. to prohibit employment discrimination under any consideration prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law or any other factor determined to be an unlawful basis for such decisions by federal, state, or local statutes.