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Sr. Research Data Analyst

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Mental Health Department seeks aSenior Research Data Analyst. Our research team seeks to study how environments and genomics work together to influence neurodevelopment and increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As part of this effort we are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual with a strong background in genomics data analysis to join our research team. You will work with a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of investigators spanning the fields of epidemiology, genomics, biostatistics, and environmental and mental health sciences. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, you will be expected to independently carry out data analyses and work effectively with team members to achieve the overall goals of the project. The ideal candidate should enjoy a fast-paced, team-centered approach to discovery.

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is consistently ranked the #1 School of Public Health in the world. It is dedicated to promoting human health and provides a rich environment for research and translation of those findings. Additionally, our research team is affiliated with the Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (WKC). As a member of our research team you will have an opportunity to attend WKC hosted journal clubs, meetings, and annual symposia and retreat events.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

    Work in collaboration with scientists and core staff to address research questions involving the analysis of genetic and environmental risk hypotheses.
  • Carry out data analyses for large genomic and epidemiologic datasets, including genetic, epigenetic, expression, and other –omics data including summary measures of omics data such as polygenic risk scores.
  • Mine publicly available -omic databases.
  • Problem-solve applications of existing analytic tools to specific data analysis projects, including independent identification of problems and initial attempts at solutions.
  • Modify existing methods for application to new datasets and types of analyses – typically using R software.
  • Identify systematic problems with data related to lab or data cleaning methods, software, or personnel. Document work and data analyses, particularly through organized digital records of data set sources, file locations, and statistical and bioinformatics code. Contribute to local protocol development and the preparation of research grant applications in a collaborative setting. Interpret and translate the results of statistical analyses. Discuss with colleagues, investigators, and supervisor the need for any additional analyses and/or special methodological needs. Clearly summarize and present findings at team meetings. Prepare written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusions to contribute to scientific publications. Keep abreast of technical and academic resources related to the methodology of statistical analyses.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in quantitative science field (biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science with a strong quantitative background, etc or related field).
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

JHU Equivalency Formula: 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in data management of high-dimensional or longitudinal data is preferred.
  • Typically require PhD.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Proficiency with bioinformatics tools for data management and statistical tools for data analyses, including a programming environment such as R, as well as experience using a high performance compute cluster.
  • Must be organized, pay attention to detail, and be able to effectively communicate with team members.
  • Applicant must be able to program in R and be familiar with linux/unix environments.
  • Must be detail oriented, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately.
  • Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly.
  • Must be organized and able to appropriately prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Arrives at work on time and is prepared to assist coworkers and faculty.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,930 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon - Fri
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Mental Health Research Projects
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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School of Public Health - East Baltimore Campus


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
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
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