The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief
organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the
country. GBFB's mission is to End Hunger Here in Eastern Massachusetts.
We are looking to hire a Research Data Analyst with project
management experience to assist with the data analysis for current
research projects conducted by GBFB. The Research Data Analyst will
be responsible for data analysis and establishing and/or maintaining
the data infrastructure for the projects, including data quality
checks, progress reports, and participant follow-up tracking tools.
The Research Data analyst will work closely with colleagues at GBFB
and collaborating institutions to ensure timely data collection and
analysis. This position is temporary and funded for 20 hours per
week through September 30th, 2021.
Examples of current research projects include: A Massachusetts
statewide survey on food access and food security is a major project
that the Research Data Analyst will support. This survey is part of
the National Food Access and COVID Research Team (NFACT), a national
collaboration of researchers committed to rigorous, comparative, and
timely food access research during the time of COVID.
The Health Center Program to Support Food Security Through
Nutrition Coaching and Produce Markets (HC PRODUCE) Study is another
project that the Research Data Analyst will support. The purpose of
the HC PRODUCE Study is to evaluate the effect of free produce
distribution at a community health center on diet, diet-related
chronic disease, healthcare utilization and healthcare costs among
patients who have registered for the market. This research includes
data from longitudinal surveys (baseline and 12-month follow-up),
market attendance, Good Measures nutrition coaching, electronic
health records, and insurance claims. This study includes baseline
data on ~850 patients. One-year follow-up surveys are ongoing.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct data cleaning and statistical analyses using R.
Create automated data reports and visualizations to inform
GBFB’s planning and operations using R.
Develop processes for data preparation, data quality checks,
analysis, and storage (e.g., consistent file-naming conventions,
program documentation, standards regarding programming best
practices, periodic data quality validations, etc.).
Create/maintain data dictionaries.
Compile multiple data sources into a single dataset for analysis.
Contribute to manuscripts.
Other responsibilities pertaining to data analysis as necessary.