PRAMS Data Manager, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

PRAMS Data Manager, Utah Department of Health and Human Services

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Do you want to help make a difference in maternal and infant health in Utah? Are you interested in public health epidemiology and data? The Utah Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal and Infant Health Program is looking for someone to manage data collection and perform data analysis for the Utah Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) and the Study of Associated Risks of Stillbirth (SOARS) projects.   

The person in this position will act as a steward for Utah PRAMS/SOARS data, conduct and coordinate research projects, and draft publications. The successful recruit will provide expertise in research design, analysis, and data needed to examine issues, trends, and program evaluations. This person will design, conduct and coordinate research projects. This position works with a minimal level of supervisory control, and errors in data/recommendations may have a significant impact on the agency. 

This is a working level research consulting position, and a successful applicant must have a wide range of knowledge of assigned subject matter.  


Principle Duties

The PRAMS Data Manager performs the following tasks:

  • Implement  PRAMS/SOARS survey data processes according to project protocols

  • Conducts analysis of PRAMS/SOARS survey data

  • Writes or drafts technical reports, articles, or related material using PRAMS data and makes professional presentations. 

  • Assures appropriate use of PRAMS/SOARS survey data. 

  • Provides assistance to the program and office in developing research proposals and conducting analysis.

  • Grant writing and project reporting. 

  • Respond to data sharing requests

Ideal Candidate

The model candidate for this position is someone who has: 

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field or equivalent experience to a degree in a related field

  • Experience performing complex research and program tasks requiring independent judgment

  • Knowledge of biostatistics and epidemiology

  • The ability to present data analysis in professional meetings

  • Knowledge related to designing, conducting, and coordinating research projects, that use survey data

  • The ability to communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely in writing

  • Have an interest in maternal and child health topics

  • At least 3 years of experience in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or a related field

  • Proficiency in SAS or other statistical programs

  • The ability to analyze issues and reach sound conclusions

For more information on the program please click here. 

Why work for the Utah Department of Health and Human Services?  
In addition to the rich benefits the State of Utah offers, the department offers:

  • On-site fitness center for a minimal membership fee
  • UTA Eco Pass at a discounted monthly rate
  • Teleworking opportunities
  • On-site day care center at the Cannon Health Building with First Steps Day Care – contact for rates and availability, 801-538-6996

For more information on the Utah Department of Health and Human Services, please click here.

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