Data Analyst, Pandemic Prevention Institute

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The Rockefeller Foundation · Washington, DC

Data + Analytics
Partners & Advocates
Posted 4 months ago

Project Management
Data Science

The Pandemic Prevention Institute is comprised of a global platform for rapid pathogen threat detection, evaluation, and action designed specifically to prevent pandemics. Coordinating with national and international health authorities, policy makers, public, private and academic sectors, the overarching goal is to contain all pandemic-potential outbreaks within 100 days.

We are seeking a Data Analyst to analyze a diverse array of data sets used to understand infectious disease threats. Working closely with founding members and partners of the Pandemic Prevention Institute, including members of the core Rockefeller Foundation team, this role will serve a critical function in aggregating, integrating, visualizing, and interpreting data sets in order to identify trends in emerging pathogens, including their risk, emergence, and response. This role will report into the team lead for the data and analytics workstream within the Institute.

We are currently fully remote, but when restrictions ease, this position is based in Washington, DC.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support the Institute in developing strategies to analyze data from a diverse set of data sources.
  • Conduct analysis and interpretation across a wide array of data sets in order to assess data quality, consistency, and depth as well as identify trends.
  • Communicate key data trends and findings in order to help internal and external stakeholders make data-driven decisions related to outbreak preparedness and response.
  • Generate, visualize, and publish novel insights around data of particular interest for the Pandemic Prevention Institute.
  • Work with Institute team and its collaborators to define, prototype, and productize data products that support public health decision making.

Education, Experience and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of relevant data analysis experience or equivalent graduate degree preferred. Strong preference for educational background in public health, infectious disease, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or data science.
  • Proficient using at least 1 common programming language for data wrangling and exploratory data analysis (e.g. SQL, R, or Python). Demonstrated ability to learn new quantitative analysis and software development skills. Experience using multiple languages and a variety of data visualization and dashboarding tools preferred.
  • Interest or experience working in the nonprofit sector and strong interest in public health and how it is impacted by data science and technology.
  • Strong research and analytical capabilities; able to synthesize large volumes of research and data to develop working proficiency in a variety of technical fields.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with a wide variety of people both domestically and abroad.
  • Experience telling stories with data in both written and presentation formats. Interest in publishing insights for a global audience.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset. Must be a proactive self-starter.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Shared values and dedication to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: You are committed to the mission of the Foundation, to inclusion, equity and diversity in every aspect of your work, and to challenging conventional wisdom through evidence, reason, and amplifying dissenting, unconventional, and marginalized voices.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal abilities; good listening skills; writing and verbal skills; assertiveness in presenting ideas.
  • Decision-Making: Ability to evaluate risks and opportunities; uses analytical and problem-solving skills; takes initiative and rives for results; able to prioritize.
  • Execution: Strong project management skills; meets deadlines; sense of urgency and responsibility; ability to multi-task and work under pressure; detail oriented.
  • Integration: Accesses functional and substantive expertise organizationally; demonstrate inclusiveness as part of a team that values diversity and collaboration.
  • Leadership: Ability to think innovatively and creatively; negotiation skills; demonstrates accountability.
  • Partnership and Relationship Building: Strong professional representation of the Foundation, interpersonal abilities, intercultural knowledge and appreciation, strategic partnership building.
  • Strategic Ability: Anticipates future opportunities and consequences, demonstrates innovative approach to work, ability to organize chaos into coherent plan.

The Rockefeller Foundation intends at present to form, establish and launch a global institute for precision pandemic prevention for rapid pathogen threat detection, evaluation and action (the “Institute”). This position will begin at the Foundation and may be transferred or assigned to the Institute . Such transfer or assignment, if at all, would in all aspects be subject to the Foundation’s sole discretion. 

As an organization, we focus on six values to advance our culture and to continue our success. We are dedicated to being TransparentOptimisticAccountableCollaborative, Trusted and Equitable. We operate from a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in everything that we do. It’s not only the right thing to do – we couldn’t make an impact without the diverse perspectives and experiences of our team members. We expect all employees at the Foundation to contribute by developing their unique perspective and talent, and to challenge conventional wisdom through evidence and reason, and by amplifying marginalized voices.

The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to compliance with all federal, state, and local laws concerning employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act. To this end, the Foundation ensures equal opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, lawful alien status, physical, mental, and medical disability, veteran status or liability for service in the United States Armed Forces.

The Rockefeller Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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