Research Analyst/Data Visualization Specialist

Posted 6 months ago

Location: CUNY School of Public Health, 55 W 125th Street, New York, NY

Position Type: Full-time

Start Date: January 8, 2024

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for supporting the Dashboard Team at the CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health ( The core work will focus on the development and implementation of emerging dashboard projects related to major public health issues and initiatives (e.g. HIV, hepatitis C, and sexual transmitted infections). This position will collaborate with dashboard team members to define and develop appropriate solutions for various data visualization and reporting needs. These solutions will typically involve data analysis, management, and cleaning as well as the design, testing and implementation of dashboards and data visualizations primarily using Tableau Desktop/Server.


The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health’s mission is to translate research into sustainable, cost-effective population-level interventions, strategies, initiatives, and policies with the potential to improve health and reduce health disparities at scale around the world. We do this by understanding biological mechanisms, subtypes and major drivers of disease, identifying program/service/policy implementation gaps driving suboptimal health outcomes at the population level, and by designing and conducting rigorous experimental and observational studies of the impact of strategies aimed at improving population health outcomes.

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform data management, data cleaning and statistical analyses using SAS, R, or other statistical programming language on infectious disease or other public health datasets.
  • Develop, modify and publish dashboards, reports, and data visualizations in Tableau software.
  • Effectively communicate both technical and general information regarding HIV/AIDS, sexual transmitted infections, and other emerging infectious disease data to a variety of audiences including policy makers, public health professionals, and care providers/practitioners.
  • Test and review web-based visualizations and provide routine detailed feedback to off-site web developers.
  • Curate, maintain, and prepare datasets from multiple sources for integration with a dashboard database.
  • Collaborate with dashboard team on design and review of wireframes of new data visualizations to display to public audience.
  • Assist in quality control by completing data checks, testing and routine feedback on newly developed interactive dashboard features.
  • Communicate with and address feedback of dashboard content from funders and relevant stakeholders, including regular meetings with health department representatives.
  • Consult with team graphic designer on website design and branding and collaborative creation of infographics for dissemination via social media/blog.
  • Collaborate on data analyses and manuscript writing for publication in peer reviewed journals.

Desired qualifications:

  • Masters’ degree in technical discipline (e.g. public health, computer science, information management, statistics, or related field).
  • Experience working with Tableau (Desktop) to develop dashboards and data visualizations, including experience developing custom scripts and data integration with other programs (i.e. R, Python) from multiple data sources.
  • 3+ years’ of experience with data cleaning, management, and statistical analysis of public health data (e.g. surveillance, population level surveys, etc.). Proficiency with SAS or R preferred.
  • General knowledge and interest in effective methods to display and disseminate public health information to a wider audience.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work on multiple tasks at once.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, editing, research analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong MS Office software skills – advanced proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint are minimum requirements.
  • Familiarity with WordPress and Google Analytics is a plus.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Professional attitude and team player

Interested candidates should apply with a resume, cover letter, and dashboard/data visualization examples (if applicable)

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