COVID-Net Research Analyst (Research Analyst 2) Remote or Hybrid

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Jan 31, 2023
Full time Government

Job Description


Application Deadline: 2/12/2023

Salary Range: $3,885 - $5,936 Monthly

Work Location: Portland, OR (Remote or Hybrid)


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA), Public Health Division (PHD), Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention (ACDP) section in Portland, Oregon is recruiting for a COVID-NET Research Analyst (Research Analyst 2) to support the COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET).


The Acute and Communicable disease Prevention (ACDP) section is charged with preventing the spread of communicable disease in the State of Oregon through surveillance, investigation, infection control, epidemiologic studies, and education.


This is a full-time, limited duration, classified position, which is represented by a union. Limited duration positions are benefit eligible. The duration of this position is expected to last 24 months. This recruitment may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current or future vacancies.

What you will do:
As the COVID-NET Research Analyst, you will support surveillance for hospitalized cases of COVID-19. You will assist with data collection for COVID-19 surveillance systems and review medical charts of persons hospitalized with COVID-19. You will participate in random audits of patient charts to ensure complete case ascertainment of hospitalized cases of COVID-19. In addition, you will contribute to respiratory viral pathogen reporting, including COVID-19, influenza, and RSV, assist with data analysis under the supervision of an epidemiologist, and prepare summary graphs and tables.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Research and Development
  • Determine completeness of chart reviews
  • Query vaccine and death registries
  • Descriptive data analysis
  • Creative summary data reports
  • Communication with internal and external stakeholders

What's in it for you?
The public health division is a team of passionate individuals working to promote health across the lifespan of individuals, families, and communities. We value and support unique perspectives using a trauma-informed approach and aim to reflect these values in our hiring practices, professional development, and workplace. We are committed to racial equity as a driving factor to improve health outcomes for all communities that experience inequities.



  • We offer exceptional medical, vision and dental benefits packages for you and your qualified family members, with very low monthly out-of-pocket costs. Try this free virtual benefits counselor by clicking here:
  • Paid Leave Days:
    • 11 paid holidays each year
    • 3 additional paid "Personal Business Days" each year
    • 8 hours of paid sick leave accumulated every month
    • Progressive vacation leave accrual with increases every 5 years
  • Pension and Retirement plans
  • Optional benefits include, short-term disability, long-term disability, deferred compensation savings program, and flexible spending accounts for health care and childcare expenses.
  • Click here to learn more about State of Oregon benefits.


The Oregon Health Authority is committed to:

  • Eliminating health inequities in Oregon by 2030
  • Becoming an anti-racist organization
  • Developing and promoting culturally and linguistically appropriate programs, and
  • Developing and retaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workforce that represents the diversity, cultures, strengths, and values of the people of Oregon.


What are we looking for?

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree which included six-quarter units in statistics or quantitative analysis methods and procedures;


Three (3) years of experience as a research assistant comparable to the work of a Research Analyst 1 or two (2) years of experience using computer applications to help gather, compile, analyze, and report information and statistical data.


Requested Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field is preferred.
  • Knowledge of epidemiologic principles and infectious disease surveillance systems.
  • Proficient in statistical software applications such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, and MS Office Suite.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Strong technical writing skills. Experience analyzing, interpreting data, and preparing logical, concise, written, and oral summaries of the findings.
  • Professional and diplomatic communication skills are required when speaking to physicians, healthcare systems, and medical record personnel.
  • Experience working in an environment upholding the highest standards of confidentiality regarding patient information.
  • Experience promoting a culturally competent and diverse work environment.


Working Conditions:

The work in this role will be conducted remotely or hybrid. There may be times when in-office work is required. The office is located at 800 NE Oregon Street, Portland, OR 97232. This role may require weekend and evening work.


The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity and anti-racism.