Data Analyst

Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 03-01-2018
Data Analyst
Location: Arlington, VA

Do you have an intense curiosity and interest in in data? Does solving problems and finding new ways to extract data to answer a variety of questions around a positive mission excite you?  Then this Data Analyst role may be for you!
Inspire, the largest social network for health, is seeking a highly collaborative professional to work across functional teams and disciplines supporting the dissemination and interpretation of data from across the organization. We work to connect and empower patients and caregivers while finding ways to push forward medical research.  In this role, you will be a critical part of a high-profile initiative working to foster stronger networks and engagement within the member community by analyzing dashboards and collaborating with other departments in the organization.
Our new team member will support initiatives in Business Intelligence, Research, and Marketing:
  • Respond to ad-hoc data requests in a clear and consistent manner
  • Assist in the generation of data visuals across the company
  • Develop new reports and dashboards
  • Apply human-centered design principles to the presentation of data
  • Collaborating with research team to extract and analyze text data
  • Catalog and manage data streams generated by research team
  • Collaborate on development of new research questions
  • Analyze marketing opportunities and suggest data-driven approaches to foster user communities
  • Identify and analyze various user segments within and across various user communities
You excel in a fast-paced work environment and are excited to push the boundaries of your data skills to answer interesting questions to support.  Our new team member will be experienced with most of the items listed below but will also enjoy learning new things and working with a talented group of co-workers to build something truly meaningful.
  • 1-3 years of data analysis experience
    Experience programming with Python, R, Julia, Scala or similar language
  • Solid analytical skills and demonstrated problem-solving ability
  • Experience with SQL and relational databases
  • An excitement about learning new technologies appropriate to the business needs
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to ask insightful questions of data
  • You find satisfaction in a job well done and want to solve head-scratching challenges
  • Ability to create powerpoints/slides to communicate information across the company
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment and have the ability to support initiatives with shifting priorities in a fast-moving environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with analytical training OR an equivalent combination of education/experience in technology and operations
Desired Characteristics/Qualifications
  • Knowledge of natural language processing, statistics and machine learning techniques
  • An understanding of healthcare systems, clinical trials and biomedical research
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Generous PTO policy (ask us about it!)
  • Stock options
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching
  • A corporate mission that benefits society
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Talented, creative co-workers
Inspire was founded in 2005 out of our interest in health, our personal experiences with difficult health issues, and the vision that we could use the Internet to improve patients' and caregivers’ ability to find support. We believe patient centricity is the future of healthcare.
Inspire’s mission is to bring people together and to accelerate medical research. We have developed focused member groups and partnered with over 100 non-profit patient advocacy organizations, including the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, National Psoriasis Foundation, and Genetic Alliance, to provide online patient communities in a safe, privacy-protected environment.  Members are resources for each other sharing health information and support without regard to location, background, or status.  Together they reduce the feelings of isolation experienced by those with chronic conditions, cancer, rare diseases.  We all believe that “Together we’re better”.
From marketers, designers, to software engineers and healthcare product experts, we are a diverse community with the goal of changing the patient and caregiver experience through community.
Apply for the opportunity to join our team by emailing your resume and cover letter to and include "Data Analyst" in the subject line. We look forward to hearing from you!
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