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American Heart Association Statistical Analyst in Providence, Rhode Island


Join us in making a profound impact on the world by becoming a relentless force for longer, healthier lives. At the American Heart Association, we believe you matter, and so does your career.

The American Heart Association is thrilled to offer an outstanding opportunity for a Data Science Statistical Analystbased out of our National Center (Home Based is acceptable) .

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on March 30, 2025 with the possibility of extension.

We are committed to helping you achieve work-life harmony, adapting to your changing needs and life circumstances. To ensure your success, you will gain access to Heart U, our acclaimed corporate university, along with local training and support resources.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


We are hiring a Statistical Analyst to leverage cutting-edge data science tools and methodologies on real-world clinical data for scientific research in precision medicine. Join a rapidly growing team of professionals working to build a world-class data science practice with a focus on solving real-world health challenges and reduce the health disparities.

Our work includes novel areas with machine learning/ AI, data visualization, and cloud technology. You will closely work with American Heart Association data scientists, engineers, clinical and research scientists to creatively address medical research challenges. Join us to expand your technical career through the lens of work on many novel projects and use cases to expand your proficiency in real-world health care data, statistical analysis, data science and AI skills on healthcare.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform research projects focused on equity and disparity in clinical outcomes prediction algorithms.

  • Dive deep into real-world patient clinical or electronic health record data, employing the ideal statistical methods to address crucial research questions related to health disparities and equity.

  • Perform statistical/machine learning analysis as necessary for research questions, which may consist of – large scale/rapid hypothesis testing, classification, and prediction.

  • Collaborate with data engineers, data scientists, project managers, clinicians and domain experts to refine research questions and prepare the statistical analysis plan.

  • Share your discoveries with the global scientific community by publishing your research findings in high impact journals and presenting work at scientific meetings.

  • Serve as a technical and topical expert, fostering collaboration, consulting, and acting as a liaison to Association stakeholders and external peers.

  • Lead cohort meetings and workshops for data science awardees.

  • Attending relevant external conferences and facilitating consultative sessions with volunteer Task Forces and other Association experts.

  • Contribute your expertise to the development and execution of communication plans and strategies, including network engagement, written pieces, workshop planning, and publication strategies.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • A Master's or PhD degree in data science, biostatistics, biomedical informatics, epidemiology, public health, computer science, applied mathematics, engineering, or a related field.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in either R or Python programming language.

  • Proficiency in both statistical modeling and machine learning algorithms, model tuning, and validation of developed algorithms.

  • Two (2) or more years of experience in patient clinical data analysis.

  • Experience working with large-scale, complex data sets such as Electronic Health Record data in the clinical domain.

  • Strong computer skills and ability to use necessary databases and write SQL queries.

  • Expertise in crafting statistical analysis plans.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present findings effectively to stakeholders.

  • Strong organizational skills, effective time management, responsibility, and self-motivation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cloud deployment (AWS, Azure, GCP)

  • Cardiovascular Data Analysis expertise

  • Previous experience in a healthcare or research environment

  • Extensive experience in publishing research findings in high-impact journals

If you're ready to make a significant impact and contribute to a world of healthier lives, we invite you to apply for this exciting Statistical Analyst role at the American Heart Association. Your expertise will help shape the future of healthcare research and improve lives worldwide.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-RI-Providence

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/16/2023 8:47 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10888

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: RI-Providence