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.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
The ARIC Study is a large NIH-funded cohort of almost 16,000 people followed for over two decades. Resolve is a new 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 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
Collaboration with statisticians at other ARIC Study research units, the Coordinating Center, and Resolve 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.
Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related quantitative field required. MPH or MS in related field.
Three years related experience.
Candidates should have excellent communication skills and collaborative research 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 or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
Experience in statistical analysis using Stata, SAS, R, and/or other statistical package is required
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Working Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195 - $55,000 /Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm, 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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