Data Analyst 3

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – H – Exempt
Work Unit:
College of Health and Human Development
The Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center
Full/Part Time:


The Prevention Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Data Analyst to manage multiple complex data sets and corresponding documentation, perform statistical analyses in support of investigators' research, and initiate and maintain all required risk management contracts, data use agreements and IRB approval. The Data Analyst will maintain up-to-date versions of all data sets and corresponding documentation. This position is responsible for maintaining a highly organized set of electronic files for available data sets, ensuring security and confidentiality of all data, maintaining all codebooks and other documentation summarizing available data, and serving as the point of contact for all approved investigators who wish to access the data. This individual will be required to obtain and maintain a thorough knowledge of IRB and related institutional requirements for the conduct of research. Additional duties include: Provide timely and accurate response to data queries; Prepare tabular, graphical, and statistical reports in support of investigator research and publications. Engage in data cleaning and troubleshooting of data irregularities from different data sources/systems; when necessary, work independently to obtain and code complex data from various administrative, survey or observational sources for research projects; work closely with investigators to understand project goals and execute reports to meet project timelines; serve as point person for all communication with IRB and risk management offices. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified individuals will have at least a B.S. in statistics, biostatistics, information science, or related field, or in the social, behavioral, or health sciences with proven analytic skills, and three to five years of relevant work experience with complex data and/or research support, or an advanced degree in a related field and data management experience. Strong professional references are essential. Excellent organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks, are critical for this position. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness, and professionalism. Candidates with experience managing administrative health, child welfare and criminal justice data as well as linking across systems (e.g., fuzzy/predictive matching) will be particularly competitive. The Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) was established in 1998 with a focus on longitudinal, developmental research on risk. Research conducted in the Center examines how communities can work together with families, schools, community groups (social service, youth groups, the faith community), and industry to promote healthy lifestyles for children, youth, and families, and develops clinical trials of innovative models to promote competence and prevent maladaptive outcomes for children, families, and communities. Center faculty members conduct a diverse range of projects, including basic longitudinal studies of risk and protective factors, randomized clinical trials, quasi-experimental studies, and program evaluations. The Center has a total of 52 faculty members, 10 full-time Ph.D.-level research associates, and 18 pre and post-doctoral fellows/trainees are currently associated with the center. This position will have outstanding access to resources, including software, hardware, programming support, and opportunities for training, to facilitate their professional growth. The salary and benefits associated with this position are competitive. Submit an application, including a letter of application indicating relevant experience and career goals; and a resume including contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, visit the Prevention Research Center website at contact Dr. Crowley (phone: 814-867-6471,e-mail: This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088