Satellite Healthcare Senior Research Analyst in San Jose, California

Requisition Number 18-0918

Post Date 1/15/2019

Title Senior Research Analyst

Location Corporate HQT

Job Status Full Time

Work Hours 40

City San Jose

State CA


Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy

choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.

Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 90 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at .

The Senior Research Analyst supports the Research Department in design of clinical studies, data analysis and presentation. He/She helps to provide the company with detailed analysis on applied pragmatic clinical research (APCR) focused on care delivery and

process improvement that lead to findings that can rapidly be adopted and implemented across the organization and the wider CKD community. These data will directly influence decisions on ongoing and future clinical initiatives and realignment of operational

processes to enable development of a patient-centered End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) care delivery system suitable for the accountable care future. The delivery of dialysis/CKD care will depend directly on decreasing adverse events associated with ESRD and

dialysis therapy. Focused data analysis highlighting gaps and high risk events associated with ESRD will enable the organization to more rapidly introduce new services to better respond to patients and care takers needs. Therefore, the role of data analysis

will be a critical prerequisite to prepare for the future value added ESRD care provider environment.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite’s I-CARE Standards.

  • Contribute to design of clinical studies to ensure the best strategy to answer research questions

  • Run sample size calculations

  • Query from complex patient database with clinical data based upon understanding of the need for information or other provided specifications

  • Create system QA processes; conduct robust programming and data quality checks to ensure data integrity

  • Prepare, verify and manage datasets; develop accompanying documentation

  • Answer clinical and operational questions by using appropriate statistical techniques on available data

  • Conduct independent analysis of high complexity under minimal supervision and guidance

  • Create and execute work plans with involved data processes or analyses

  • Develop analysis and reports using understanding of the research/business need for information

  • Critically review and revise existing analytical process for accuracy and efficiency

  • Communicate findings in the form of presentations, abstracts, graphs, or summaries so that they are easily understood by non-technical audiences

  • Produce accurate work under tight deadlines

  • Accountable for the statistical input provided to all major documents, including clinical development plans, protocols, statistical analysis plans, manuscripts


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education & Experience : M.S. in Math/Biostatistics or related field with at least 3 - 5 years of experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to retrieve data from a database that supports clinical operations (SQL server data)

  • Ability to manipulate and analyze complex clinical data

  • Ability to independently design and implement analyses appropriate for longitudinal data

  • Expert knowledge of SAS for analysis, graphical output and standardized reporting

  • Must be able to perform complicated data merges and develop programs and scripts that can be used to generate reliable results over time

  • Experience solving analytic problems using quantitative approaches

  • Familiarity with relational databases

  • Ability to communicate quantitative analysis in a clear, precise and actionable manner

  • Strong organizational and documentation skills; must work on multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Self-motivated, with ability to work independently with minimal supervision or collaboratively with a small team

Satellite Healthcare, Inc. (SHC) strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, SHC does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. We offer a drug-free work environment.