Job Opportunity Announcement -- Public Health Data Analyst with the Alaska Cancer Registry

  • 1.  Job Opportunity Announcement -- Public Health Data Analyst with the Alaska Cancer Registry

    Posted 04-19-2023 08:45

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    The Alaska Cancer Registry (ACR) is current recruiting for the position of Public Health Data Analyst. This position is located in Anchorage and is housed in the Section of Health Analytics and Vital Records, Division of Public Health. The position conducts the data analysis, database management, and related cancer surveillance functions for ACR under the CDC`s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR), using cancer data submitted by health care facilities and other state cancer registries. The public health data analyst is responsible for independently processing cancer data and managing database, conducting data quality improvement activities, and overseeing production of standardized reports to allow for monitoring of cancer incidence and mortality in Alaska. More specifically, this position can independently perform cancer cluster investigations for various areas of the state, conduct quality assurance and logic checks on cancer data using statistical methods, use GIS software and protocols to conduct spatial analysis of cancer data, and uses statistical software to runs queries, link datasets, summarize incidence and mortality statistics, and conduct ad hoc data requests.

    Alaska Cancer Registry staff members currently work in the office together in Anchorage one day a week. During the rest of the week, ACR staff work remotely in their home offices and stay in close contact via email and Microsoft Teams.

    This position is currently held by David O'Brien, who is retiring after 24 years in this role. He is happy to talk to anyone who is interested in applying and plans on training the person in this position. Contact him at

    For more information on this position and to apply, please click on the link below:




    David O'Brien, PhD, GISP
    Data Analyst, Alaska Cancer Registry
    Alaska Department of Health
    3601 C Street, Suite 250
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    907-269-8047 (ph)
    907-561-1896 (fax)



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