Data Quality Analyst (remote)

Human Services Research Institute
September 9, 2023
Cambridge, MA
Job Type


Do you want to help promote transparency and clearer choices in health care? Come work on a research and consulting team that's making it happen! We're looking for a full-time Data Quality Analyst with a passion for data who wants to be part of an innovative, expanding team within our organization.

Who We Are

HSRI is a nonprofit organization that conducts research and evaluation to improve health and human service systems. We work at the local, state, and federal levels. We help develop measures, data collection instruments and protocols, advanced analytics, and data visualization strategies. Our goal is to help public agencies understand and demonstrate the real-world impact of the services they provide, helping them transform their policies and practices to improve their outcomes.

Our teams have an unwavering commitment to envisioning equitable policies and solutions that create a stronger society for us all. HSRI is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse team, bringing as many possible perspectives as possible to bear on services that can profoundly affect people's health and well-being by addressing social determinants of health. We are committed to building an inclusive environment where people of all backgrounds can come to do their best work.

This is a remote position with the option of working from our Cambridge, Massachusetts office, which is accessible by public transportation.

What We're Looking For

We're seeking a full-time Data Quality Analyst to join our Data Warehouse Analytics team, part of our larger Population Health team. You will be responsible for the review of data for outliers and inconsistencies, support the creation of dynamic data visualizations and reports to improve the quality of incoming and processed data, and assist in the release of data to improve services and systems and inform policy decisions. Interest in health care and public health fields and working with health care insurance claims data is essential.

We're looking for an individual who enjoys working as part of a team, and someone who listens and contributes to a sharing of diverse perspectives. The ideal candidate is someone who can communicate complex health insurance claims information to a non-analyst audience well, both verbally in meetings and in writing; who manages work across multiple timelines; and who develops and maintains detailed quality health care claims information to communicate to clients, data users, and coworkers.

Due to the nature of this work-involving large datasets- secure, reliable access to the internet is required.


  • Conduct routine and ad hoc data quality checks on incoming data, and quality control checks for reports, data extracts, and dashboards.

  • Convey identified issues to technical services team members in a clear and concise manner to facilitate problem-solving and implement solutions, as well as to business non-technical audiences to improve the quality of incoming data.
  • Manage documentation on data quality checks and procedures in accordance with internal standards and guidelines.
  • Run routine data quality checks and identify issues to communicate to the technical services team, clients, and data submitters.
  • Create processes and procedures for identifying and tracking data quality issues and version control.
  • Design, implement, and maintain data quality visualizations: scorecards, dashboards, reports.
  • Engage and present information to coworkers, clients, and data submitters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS in a business, public health, economics, or social science discipline with a minimum of 2 to 4 years' experience with health information
  • Experience analyzing commercial, Medicare and/or Medicaid medical, dental, and/or behavioral health claims
  • Intermediate SQL experience
  • Experience creating basic data visualizations in Tableau or other similar software
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to high-quality work
  • Analytical with strong problem-solving focus and capability to convey issues and solutions both verbally and in writing
  • Strength working independently and as part of a team
  • Skills to execute complex analytic tasks and convey technical issues/problems succinctly and efficiently to the rest of the team
  • Ability to work across projects with multiple timelines and clarify ambiguities as they arise
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Desired Qualifications

  • Masters in a business, public health, economics, or social science discipline with an emphasis in public health or statistics, and at least one year of professional experience in quantitative research
  • Intermediate experience creating data visualizations in Tableau
  • Advanced SQL experience
  • Basic to Intermediate SAS, SPSS, R or Stata or Python


Full-time, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week

Additional Information

HSRI offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

• Health

• Dental

• Short- and Long-Term Disability

• Life Insurance

• 403(b) Retirement Plan

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Education Assistance Program

Salary Range

$58,375 - $76,900

Pay is commensurate with skills and experience.

For more information on HSRI, please visit

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume/CV through HSRI's Career Center.

You can also copy/paste the URL into your browser:

You can also mail materials to:

Attention: Human Resources

Human Services Research Institute

2336 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140

No phone calls or email inquiries, please.


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