Information Analyst I

Rochester, NY


The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as a full-time predoctoral research associate (RA) for 2-3 years under the supervision of Dr. Elaine L. Hill, a health economist. Additional mentors include Dr. Meredith Adams (Wake Forest), Dr. Sumedha Gupta (IUPUI), and Dr. Kosali Simon (IU). The successful candidate will participate in a recently funded project by NIH NIDA. The project seeks to characterize the impact of SARS-CoV-2 and associated mitigation efforts on people with opioid use disorder (OUD) ( link to project description ). RAs collect and organize data, conduct statistical analysis on large databases, contribute to manuscript writing (with the option for co-authorship), and provide other support associated with faculty research.


  • Support ongoing research projects of faculty, compile, manipulate, and analyze data using various search engines and software packages. Collect, manage, and manipulate complex datasets using a variety of tools and sources, including but not limited to Stata, SAS, R, or Python; Create maps and link spatial data to health data.

  • Collaborate with other members of the research team to advance research progress. Maintain effective communication with all members of the faculty, HEEL team, and outside collaborators.

  • Assist faculty with project management, managing near- and long-term priorities, exercising independent decision-making concerning the progression of research projects.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required.

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience required

  • A strong quantitative background; (ii) excellent programming skills (especially in Stata, with openness to learn SAS, python, R or SQL); (iii) the ability to work independently to solve problems; and (iv) a long-term interest in pursuing research in economics. Background in economics is recommended but not necessary – we welcome candidates with strong technical backgrounds who are looking for more exposure to economics and data science. Knowledge of GIS is also recommended preferred.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Public Health Sciences

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