Social/Clinical Research Specialist
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Wake County, NC

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This position is primarily responsible for supervising four statisticians, support database management functions, provide statistical reports to reporting facilities, CCR staff, and the general public. This position will identify training needs of statisticians and allocates available resources as needed and available. This position will coordinate and be responsible for grant deliverable activities such as the annual data submissions to CDC and NAACCR and contribute to the progress reports. In addition this position will support and collaborate with the cancer programs across the state and produce incidence and mortality reports to monitor burden among North Carolinians. Coordinating data requests includes discerning how the individual requesting the data intends to use the information, determining the appropriate indices to be provided and the comparisons to be made, performing analysis of the data, and organizing and communicating the information in a form that is understandable to the user. A major responsibility of this position is to coordinate data linkages and inquiries about cancer cluster investigations, a sensitive issue that requires careful communication. Overall, this position is responsible for the oversight of data management and analysis tasks, which include accessing data files on multiple computer platforms, manipulating data using SAS, MS Access and Excel, conducting data linkages using LinkPlus, interpreting results, and writing/reviewing summaries of results. This position will be required to make presentations; prepare data for publication; provide statistical support to public health committees and research groups; and respond to requests for data from the offices of the Governor, legislators and other state agencies.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks. Ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Knowledge word processing, spreadsheets, data analysis, and graphics/presentation software. Experience manipulating large data sets. Because many requests come from people who are distressed due to the diagnosis of cancer in a friend or relative, sensitivity to people under stress is essential. Adherence to rules about use of confidential and proprietary information is required. Knowledge of advanced SAS programming and experience in performing data analysis and probabilistic record linkage; Microsoft Access; Knowledge of cancer data and at least three years of work experience in cancer registry; Background in epidemiology and familiarity with medical terminology, ICDO 3 coding, NAACCR data standards

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
If no one meets the advanced skill set management may consider someone who is at a journey level.
Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or combination of training and or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Supplemental and Contact Information:
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Division of Public
Human Resources Office
Shari Emery
5605 Six Forks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-707-5450