Research Data Analyst

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General Summary/Purpose

We are seeking to hire a full-time Research Data Analyst for the Johns Hopkins University research unit of a multi-center cohort study, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and an international hypertension initiative, Resolve to Save Lives (RTSL).

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

The ARIC Study is a large NIH-funded cohort of almost 16,000 people followed for over two decades. RTSL is a global initiative aiming to improve blood pressure control and reduce sodium intake in low- and middle-income countries.

This position will entail:

  • Active collaboration with ARIC and RTSL investigators regarding literature review and analysis design for papers, grants, and presentations with a particular focus on peripheral artery disease and arterial stiffness;
  • Conduct of analyses for cross sectional, cohort, and case-cohort study designs providing support to senior analysts and faculty;
  • Assisting in the interpretation and writing of statistical results or other parts for manuscripts and other reports;
  • Assisting in literature search and summarizing relevant literature (including literature of COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease)
  • Collaboration with statisticians at other ARIC Study research units, the Coordinating Center, and RTSL team;
  • Implementation novel analytic methods when appropriate under the supervision of senior analysts and faculty in the Department of Biostatistics;
  • Participation in regular seminars and meetings of Johns Hopkins University research unit.

The ideal candidate for this position will have outstanding quantitative skills and a strong interest in collaborative epidemiologic and biostatistical research. Data management skills are important. The ARIC study analytic core is based the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research (http://www.jhsph.edu/welchcenter), is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program (www.jhsph.edu/cvdepi), and has strong ties to multiple departments and other training programs at Johns Hopkins.

Overview of the ARIC Study:

The ARIC Study has collected data from nearly 16,000 participants at four sites examined multiple times with a 25-year follow-up visit that is nearly complete. The primary research topics are in heart disease, kidney disease, and diabetes, although investigators utilize these data for a broad range of topics. The study includes a large number of ancillary grants including genetic research. Core investigators of the Johns Hopkins ARIC Study research unit have faculty appointments in the Schools of Public Health and Medicine (~50 investigators and students at Hopkins collaborate with other sites; ARIC publishes ~60 papers a year with ~10-20 per year led by Hopkins investigators).

Overview of Resolve: Resolve is a new cardiovascular health initiative and aims to prevent 100 million premature deaths globally by 1. Eliminating artificial trans-fat, 2. Reducing sodium intake, and 3. Improving blood pressure control. Resolve is based at Vital Strategies, a global health non-profit organization and involves several partners to effectively and efficiently plan, implement, and evaluate the initiative. Resolve team at Hopkins is involved in sodium reduction and improvement of blood pressure control and provides technical supports in various aspects such as program design, scope analysis, training materials, and program evaluation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related quantitative field required, or Master’s degree in related field.
  • 3 years related experience.
  • Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience in statistical analysis using Stata, SAS, R, and/or other statistical package is required
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and collaborative research experience
  • Demonstrated ability on a significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience.
  • Knowledge and experience in cardiovascular research is preferable.

Classified Title:Research Data Analyst
Working Title: Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range:$45,195 - $62,225; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Up to 37.5 hrs/week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
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https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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