Research Data Analyst

Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst

Working Title: Research Data Analyst

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC

Starting Salary Range: $44,749-$61,610; commensurate with experience

Employee group: Casual / On Call

Schedule: Varies, M-F

Employee subgroup: S1 Hrly Non-Exmpt

Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health

Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology

Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose:

We are seeking to hire a part time casual Research Data Analyst for the Johns Hopkins University research unit focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD). Data sources for this work include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and two consortia, the Chronic Kidney Disease Biomarkers Consortium (CKD-BioCon) and the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium (CKD-PC) which include multiple studies.

The ARIC Study is a large NIH-funded ongoing cohort of almost 16,000 people followed for nearly three decades. CKD-BC is a multi-cohort consortium focused on identifying and testing novel biomarkers of kidney disease. CKD-PC includes ~200 investigators from >70 cohorts world-wide with data on >11 million participants. The research group uses state-of-the-art analysis methods to address pressing questions needed to optimize CKD care and research. The group works on advancing knowledge related to chronic kidney disease complications such as cardiovascular disease including peripheral arterial disease, end-stage renal disease and acute kidney injury.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

* Active collaboration with investigators involved in CKD regarding literature review and analysis design for papers, grants, and presentations;

* 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;

* Collaboration with statisticians at other research units and the Coordinating Center;

* 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.

Minimum qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in related discipline

* Three (3) years of related experience 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 (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.

Preferred qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, medicine, or a related quantitative field required. MPH or MS in related field preferred.

* Master's degree in related field preferred.

* Knowledge of clinical medicine ideal.

* Candidates should have excellent communication skills and collaborative research experience.

* Experience in statistical analysis using Stata, SAS, and/or R, is required.

* Demonstrated ability on a significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Knowledge of Stata or SAS and/or R

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

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

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

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