The Project Director manages quantitative research projects to support Department of Research initiatives. The individual in this position will conduct correlational and quasi-experimental research studies, often taking advantage of secondary data sets. Additional research projects may include development, administration and analysis of surveys/questionnaires. Research will utilize internal and external data sources, and the Project Director will draft technical sections of proposals and reports, compile and analyze the results of research, produce and interpret tables and graphs, and will be expected to creatively present and explain the results of data analyses – often to non-technical audiences.
Manage quantitative research projects and direct database-related research methodologies including data modeling, application/system integration, reporting and data visualization.
Contribute to the development of designs, methodologies, analytical plans, and data collection instruments for assigned projects. Write approaches and strategies for the analysis of quality measurement and research data that can be clearly understood by both expert and non-expert audiences.
Direct the analysis of quantitative datasets, including cleaning and merging, creating variables, descriptive analysis, and multivariate regression and other analysis models.
Produce and interpret tables, graphs and other creative ways to present and explain the results of research.
Examine and verify the work completed by internal staff and external contractors (when appropriate) including: evaluating data collection tools and verifying the implementation of statistical programs; evaluating database quality and the accuracy of analyses, reports and interpretation of results; resolving discrepancies between expected and actual results; and providing technical or statistical support to internal or contracted staff.
The level of knowledge equivalent to that ordinarily acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in a research, technical or statistical field (e.g., biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, health services research, healthcare informatics, computer science, mathematics, etc.) and health care or allied health care experience preferred.
Excellent written and oral communications skills, especially in communicating technical and statistical information. Capable of preparing and delivering presentations, reports and drafting technical sections of proposals and reports.
Five to seven years of experience with the design and implementation of descriptive, correlational, quasi-experimental and experimental research studies. Experience with interrupted time series, longitudinal designs cohort studies and predictive analysis is preferred.
Working familiarity with programming languages, relational databases, reporting/query tools, and software packages that The Joint Commission utilizes (e.g., SAS, R, MS Excel, MS Access, MS SQL Server, Power BI etc.).
Good interpersonal skills that can be used to effectively direct the work of other professionals. Ability to interact well with individuals at external organizations and effectively communicate technical or statistical information and specifications. Ability to present to small groups.
Self-driven with the ability to work independently. Demonstrates a results-orientation, determination, ownership of responsibility, reliability, and accountability, and yet functions as a team member and follows direction as part of a team under general supervision.
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