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Research Data Analyst (Scientist)
  • Requisition ID #: 32358
  • Job Category: Administrative Support/Office
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Manager
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Medical Education Building
  • Department: Kern Institute for Transforming Medical Education
  • Education: Bachelors Degree

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Position Description:

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

The Research Data Scientist in the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (KI) designs, implements, develops code, maintains complex, and integrates data sources consistent with program, business, and research requirements and processes.  The role conducts statistical analyses and prepares results for dissemination in formal research and evaluation reports, and peer-reviewed publications.


  • Input, test and verify survey inputs into online data collection tools (e.g., Qualtrics and RedCap)
  • Works with project collaborators to perform analysis of moderately complex data sets and reports.
  • Designs and programs databases key to data integration.
  • Prepares access methods, validation checks and analyzes system performance following established standards and procedures.
  • Maintains data integrity by monitoring system security and access, performs periodic purges of unnecessary data. Develops back-up strategies and research and apply patches.
  • Analyzes, designs, creates and implements databases, including data models, logical and physical databases, data dictionaries and schemas, access methods, device allocations, validation checks, organization and security.
  • Works with SQL and open source applications, developers, consultants and end-users to analyze data requirements and resolves problems and advise on design recommendations.
  • Responsible for data management including cleaning, wrangling and preparation of data to facilitate research analysis.
  • Performs statistical analyses and modeling techniques (e.g., descriptive, modeling and psychometrics)
  • Help identify and design evaluation and assessment of curriculum

Knowledge – Skills – Abilities

  • Knowledge of computers, electronics, digital media, databases, applications, software development, SQL, Linux, python, risk management, and information security.
  • Knowledge of quantitative research methodology to include the applied use of multiple and logistic regression analyses.
  • Ability to use PostgreSQL, R project / Python 2.7 or 3.6+ and SPSS and/or SAS.
  • Customer support, systems analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving, and listening skills.
  • Responsible for data management including cleaning, wrangling and preparation of data to facilitate research analysis
  • Performs statistical analyses and modeling techniques (e.g., descriptive, modeling and psychometrics)
  • Help identify and design evaluation and assessment of curriculum

Preferred Schedule:
Monday through Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, statistics, social sciences, or public health or related field or commensurate experience
  • 3-5 years data management/IT experience; merging large data sets


Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area.  MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine.  MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community. For more information, please visit our institutional website at

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.