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Research Analyst - SQL Experience Required

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Physical Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Dept. Name

Research Informatics

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Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

The Commons, located in Minneapolis, is the headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, the site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, part of Allina Health, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.



Req ID: 51387
The Intermediate Research Informatics Analyst works under the supervision of the Research Informatics Manager to generate data sets and reports for research purposes and support research operations.


BA/BS degree in computer science, information technology, informatics or business and/or healthcare-related field. Graduate work or degree in computer science, statistics, informatics, or related field a plus..
Epic certification preferred


3-7 years of work-related experience (with one or more business intelligence tools (MS SQL Server Management Studio, Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Qlikview, Epic Clarity or Reporting Workbench or similar) or statistical software (SAS, STATA, R, SPSS or similar)
  • 3-7 years of work-related experience writing SQL queries
  • 2-5 years of experience working with health care data
  • Clinical research experience or knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of HIPAA
  • Knowledge of rules and regulations for data use for clinical research
  • Proficient in structured query language (SQL), using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Strong understanding of relational databases preferably healthcare related
  • Experience with creating and manipulating very large complex datasets
  • Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of basic statistics. proficiency in STATA, R, or SAS a plus
  • Knowledge of health care operational workflows and application processes in order to quickly identify and resolve issues and provide input on tool development to assist in reporting solutions
  • Efficient time-management, organizational, and prioritization skills and carry out tasks in a professional and timely manner
  • Strong critical thinking skills and strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Detail-oriented with the proven ability to verify and confirm query results
  • Knowledge of processes to extract, articulate and document requirements and create reporting specifications
  • Self-motivated, comfortable working independently under general direction
  • Strong sense of customer service to consistently and effectively address client needs
  • Understanding of medical terminology and diagnosis coding including ICD-9/10 coding systems
  • Knowledge of the research processes and able to transfer data knowledge to enhance research workflow processes
  • Epic build experience desired but not requirement

Work Schedule

  • Full Time
  • Day shift
  • Exempt Role
  • Benefit Eligible
  • No weekends
  • NCT

Location/Community Information

Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.

  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

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