Sep 06 2023
Job Description




CLOSING DATE:  September 27, 2023, or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may be considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first).

INQUIRIES:  Umerang Imetengel 808-956-8848 (Oahu). 

Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


(2) Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), Telecommunication and Social Informatics (TASI) Research Program, located at the University of Hawai‘i in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Telework (from employee’s residence city and state) may be permissible subject to review and approval by Principal Investigator and RCUH. Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws.


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Facilitates data analysis, modeling, forecasting, statistical analysis, machine learning, as appropriate; including conceptualizing and designing health care cost studies based on demographics and patient condition (e.g. morbidity and comorbidities). Calculates and prepares information on the relevance, accuracy, and limitations of results. Utilizes reproducible reporting workflows. Builds and automates data products for effective communication, including but not limited to visualizations, reports, and dashboards. Prepares graphical presentations of data and infographics to communicate results to policymakers, program managers, health care professionals, and the public. Assists with developing recommendations based on findings. Documents analytic decisions, processes, assumptions, caveats, and methods. Integrates new data sources, which include data mapping, and extract, transform, and load (ETL) process development, data product development, and data management processes. Works with team to develop, implement, and document codes to perform quality checks, business rules, and data enhancements (e.g., claims versioning, groupers, classification algorithms, etc.) in new or existing data sources. Assists with improving data and platforms for the benefit of all users. Develops subject matter expertise in data sets. Assists with research questions and analytics requests. 





Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four (4) year college or university in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Statistics, Social Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Public Health, or related field.


Three to five (3-5) years of relevant work experience with data analysis, data modeling, business intelligence, reporting, and programming; working in an implemented software development life cycle environment; data analysis and visualization concepts; data analytic and visualization tools relevant to the project; working with or within healthcare data management. (Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Math, Statistics, Social Science, Management Information Systems, Information Technology, Public Health, or related field may substitute for two (2) years of relevant work experience.)


Good working knowledge of research methodologies, study designs, and analytical techniques (including but not limited to data dredging, predictive analytics, precision and bias, survival analysis, machine learning). Good working knowledge of healthcare claims data, healthcare coding structures such as ICD-9/ICD-10 diagnosis codes, CPT/HCPCS procedure codes, HL7, NDC codes, therapeutic classifications, healthcare clinical data or public health data. Basic knowledge of U.S. health systems and payer-provider relationship, including major system stakeholders, providers and provider types, provider services, healthcare billing and coding, and claims processing. Basic knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Programs, including statutory authorities, regulations, and other guidance. Basic knowledge of data resources of the federal government, including data acquisition processes and requirements. Basic knowledge of 835, 837 i/p/d EDI ANSI X.12 and pharmacy claims data structures and data fields including, NCPDP D.0. Working knowledge of research, studies, and literature on morbidities, comorbidities, and relationship to health care costs.


Ability to conceptualize research questions and appropriate methodologies for data analysis. Problem-solving skills. Excellent communication skills.  Ability to effectively conduct work remotely (e.g., telework) as applicable. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check. Must be able to complete the UH Information Security Awareness Training (ISAT) within two (2) weeks from date of hire, and re-certify every twelve (12) months. 


Able to lift and carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted to support moving equipment or supplies for the project (e.g., tables, chairs, computers, data and network equipment).


As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies, procedures, and trainings and, as applicable, subject to the University of Hawai‘i's TASI/PHIDC Research Program HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy and the HIPAA/PHI privacy and security policy of various cooperating entities/organizations. Violation of the RCUH's, the UH's, or the business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.). Must complete the University of Hawai‘i's TASI/PHIDC Center Research Program HIPAA/PHI privacy and security training and the HIPAA/PHI privacy and security of various cooperating entities/organizations, training immediately after hire or not later than employee’s initial exposure to HIPAA/PHI. Must maintain a current status on the University’s and/or the business entity's training requirements.




High proficiency in analyzing large and complex healthcare data sets. Experience with health insurance and billing workflows, actuarial analysis. Experience working in a healthcare setting. Experience with database management and performance tuning. Experience with front-end web design. Experience working with healthcare claims, public health, or clinical data. Experience with operational protocols relating to HIPAA and Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) laws and regulations preferred. Certification in health analytics.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to www.rcuh.com and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected]. If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262.  Please visit www.rcuh.com/work/benefits for more information on RCUH’s Benefits for eligible employees.




RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.




We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.