Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity at the University of Utah's Huntsman Cancer Institute - Research Data Manager/Analyst

paid / Salt Lake City, Utah / full-time


The Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equity (HOPE) at the University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute, led by Dr. David Wetter, is looking to expand its data management and analysis capacity.

We are seeking a Research Data Analyst/Manager who is excited to take a thoughtful approach to examine and organize complex data. With the support and mentorship from the Lead Data Manager, these positions will primarily support the Center’s mission by ensuring data for our studies are safely and accurately processed, cleaned, and documented to enable monitoring of ongoing study quality and perform valid statistical analysis. As these positions will build data pipelines for our data, the ideal candidates should possess strong programming skills to work, manipulate, and understand complex data. We are looking for a candidate who writes code that is well commented, organized, and efficient. Candidates are also expected to utilize metadata, verify assumptions about the data, and deliver data products that enable reproducibility. Moreover, we are seeking candidates with an investigative mindset to explore nuances of the data and use data to drive decisions about their preparation and analysis along the data pipeline.

The Center conducts community-based, implementation science, and clinical research that focuses on health inequities, health care system change, behavioral risk factors, chronic and infectious disease prevention, screening and vaccination, healthcare systems, and the use of state of the science mobile health technologies for both assessment and intervention. The center’s expansive portfolio of research projects collects data from a variety of sources that include ecological momentary assessments, electronic health records, population health management, global positioning system/geographical information system, on-body sensors/accelerometry, survey, and text messaging. Please visit our website to become more familiar with our current research and to learn more about the center: Center for HOPE - Huntsman Cancer Institute | University of Utah.

We have a preference for an R programmer as most of our codebase is in R, hence why we are posting at RStudio.

Anyone should feel free to be in touch with any questions to Brian Orleans, via RStudio Community or LinkedIn.

All applicants for either requisition (links below) will be considered for both. A final decision will be made based on the final candidate’s skills and experience. One small note on the job title: due to a change in HR policy, the official job titles for the positions are “Database Report Writer” and “Database Analyst”, but for all intents and purposes on the team and to our collaborators, they will be working as a Research Data Analyst/Manager.

Complete listing details can be found at:


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See job description for both links. Feel free to send any questions to Brian Orleans via community direct message.