Senior Research and Data Analyst

  • American Dental Association
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Apr 08, 2022
Full-time Statistics

Job Description

Senior Research and Data Analyst
Chicago, IL

Who We Are: It all starts with purpose.

We are a purpose-driven nonprofit with a dynamic staff culture.

With a meaningful purpose, motivated staff, and excellent benefits, working here will definitely have you smiling! The ADA’s headquarters is located just steps from Chicago’s Magnificent Mile and close to public transportation. With more than 400 colleagues, the ADA Staff are some of the most talented people in the Chicago, Washington D.C., and Maryland area.

We were named a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune in 2019 and 2021! Come join our team!

Job Responsibilities:

The position’s main responsibility is to manage a variety of data sources and conduct research initiatives as directed by HPI leadership. This role will work with other researchers in the team on specific data queries, provide periodic updates on key statistics from multiple data sources and perform other activities as needed, including survey development and research paper writing. The Senior Research & Data Analyst will also play a major role in building, improving and updating key data sources used by ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI) researchers and serve as HPI’s go-to claims data expert.

Must Have:

  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, economics, data analytics, epidemiology, data science, data engineering, computer science, market research or other quantitative discipline.
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in/with building datasets using multiple input files and managing or analyzing claims data or similar large datasets.
  • Excellent communication, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to shift between multiple projects, work with different team members, seek feedback and clarification, be detail oriented, and think of creative and innovative ways to improve processes and deliverables.
  • Proficiency in SAS software and Microsoft Office Suite.

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of medical or dental insurance claims datasets (e.g., IBM Watson, Fair Health, Medicaid) and publicly available datasets (e.g., Census data, MEPS, NHANES, NHIS) is highly desirable.
  • Proficiency in other programming languages such as SQL, R and/or Python.
  • Experience with STATA or other programming languages.
  • Experience with ETL tools such as Business Objects Data Services or Azure Data Factory.
  • Familiarity with online survey tools is also desirable.

Just a few of the benefits offered to employees:

  • Promotes Work/Life Balance
  • Hybrid Work Schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Dental Reimbursement
  • Ample Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Pension
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Pet Insurance
  • Student Loan Refinance
  • 2 days off to work at a charity event of your choice


The American Dental Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. The American Dental Association is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities in our recruiting process. If you need any assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please let us know at

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