The department of Epidemiology is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in epidemiology and biostatistics to join a research team. The candidate will work with a highly collaborative group team of investigators with expertise spanning the fields of epidemiology, maternal and child health, mental health, genomics, pharmacology, and regulatory science. Under the supervision of the principal investigator the candidate will be expected to independently complete data analyses and work effectively with collaborators to achieve our overall project goals. The ideal candidate should enjoy a fast-paced, team-centered approach to discovery. As a member of the research team, you will also have an opportunity to attend journal clubs, seminars, and annual symposia and events in the Department of Epidemiology, the Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities, and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Work directly with the Principal Investigator (PI) and collaborate with the overall research team to address questions regarding the use of pharmaceuticals and neutraceuticals by women during pregnancy and lactation.
Carry out data analyses, using descriptive epidemiology and biostatistic methods, for a large amount of extant data collected across several pregnancy cohorts and autism studies.
Perform data cleaning, generate high quality analytic datasets, and identify systematic problems with data related to data collection and/or data entry methods.
Interpret and analyze the results of statistical analyses.
Mine publically available databases
Modify existing statistical methods for application to new datasets and types of analyses
Documentation of work and data analyses in a rigorous and transparent manner that enables reproducibility
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.
Bachelor's degree in in related discipline including epidemiology, biostatistics, computer science, or biology with a strong quantitative background.
Three years related experience.
Ability to write analytic code from scratch using a programming environment such as R or SAS as well as experience utilizing a high performance compute cluster is required.
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 or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Experience in data analysis of high-dimensional or longitudinal data is preferred.
Knowledge of a statistical package and use of compute clusters (R and LINUX preferred)
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Applicants must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly in a fast-paced environment
Applicants must be proficient with the use of Zoom and have access to internet
Must be detail oriented and have effective organizational and communication skills
Arrives at work on time and is prepared to assist coworkers and faculty
Knowledge of ICD and billing codes, electronic health records, or national drug billing codes a plus
Pharmacology and/or pharmacoepidemiology knowledge a plus
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Working Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $60,000; Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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