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Data Analyst - COVID-19 Surveillance Testing - Temporary

Salary:                               Commensurate w/experience   
Location:                          COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Project
Position Status:               Full-time, 4 Month Assignment* (Through May 2021)             
Hours:                               Varied
FLSA Status:                     Non-exempt     


This is a project-based position exclusively focused on planning, coordinating, and executing the university’s COVID-19 surveillance testing and managing associated data.  Surveillance testing will be required for all students who will be living or attending classes on campus and will also be open to university staff and faculty.  The incumbent will partner closely with the COVID-19 Surveillance Testing Nurse Manager, as well as with a number of other campus partners, including Health Services, Marketing and Communications, and the Health & Safety Protocols Task Force.  Detailed information about the University’s COVID-19 precautions can be found at

This position will operate with significant autonomy and will report to the Provost.  This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced professional who seeks to contribute to the university’s COVID-19 efforts on a project basis.  The need for this position is immediate and is expected to continue through May 2021. 


Plans, coordinates, and reports on the university’s surveillance testing efforts, which will be conducted on a biweekly basis for the duration of the Spring 2021 semester.  (Symptomatic testing will be handled by University Health Services.) This will involve close partnership with the COVID19 Surveillance Testing Nurse Manager.

Obtains, verifies, and prepares data for integration into the University’s existing COVID-19 dashboards.  Ensures that data is accurate, timely, and complete. May be asked to modify or redesign existing dashboards as needed.  Data will include reports from Navica application/software as well as from other sources.

Monitors testing results, identifies trends, and discusses potential issues with Nurse Manager, Director of Health Services, and other campus partners. 

Works with Health Services, Marketing & Communications, and others to share and report data. 

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in business, statistics, public health, computer science or other related field.
At least 2-3 years of professional experience involving business intelligence, data analysis, or other quantitative work.

Experience with SQL, Microsoft Power BI, and/or other related applications.

Experience in healthcare administration, public health, or related field is helpful.

Alternately, the successful candidate will possess any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions.  This includes, but is not limited to the following:

Desire to contribute at a high level to a visible, complex, fast-paced project of critical importance to the University and to the community.

Experience in developing new processes to solve identified problems; ability to work with significant autonomy and limited supervision.

High-level organizational skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and keep projects moving forward while also ensuring attention to detail.

Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with various audiences.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.

Sensitivity to the need of each individual to be treated with dignity and respect as it relates to diversity in general and the Mission of the University specifically.

Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (

We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.

Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.  Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit.  Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.