Full Job Description
Research Data Analyst will provide support conducting investigations in pharmaco epidemiology and drug safety. The analyst will join a group of faculty and trainees engaged in this research - which includes analyses of prescription drug utilization, comparative effectiveness and safety - in the School of Public Health and School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. The investigations use a variety of public and proprietary data sources including administrative data such as health plan claims, audits of ambulatory-based care, electronic health information and longitudinal patient surveys. The analyst will have the opportunity to participate in multiple facets of the research from development of research aims to the preparation of final reports, although the primary activities will be to:
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Perform quality control analysis of newly collected/obtained data
Develop analytic datasets from raw data and create variables according to the research plan
Conduct analysis for descriptive, cross-sectional and longitudinal studies
Perform statistical analysis such as linear and logistic regression and survival analysis
With PI's supervision, implement statistical methods for analysis of complex longitudinal data and use propensity score analysis and instrumental variable analysis methods
Assist to prepare reports, manuscripts, and interpret results for scientific collaborators, prepare presentations for scientific meetings
Bachelor's degree in statistics, nutrition, epidemiology, public health, or a related field and three years of related experience. Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: Strong analytical skills. Proficiency with data management, programming and biostatistical methods applied to large administrative data sets using programs such as SAS, STATA, and R.
Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, public health or related quantitative field preferred.
Strong experience analyzing healthcare claims (e.g., commercial or government healthcare claims data) and electronic medical records data
Knowledge and experience performing analysis using SAS; familiarity with R and STATA
Analytic experience with statistical methods such as linear, logistic, survival, hierarchical models and propensity scores
The Programmer/Research Analyst should also have familiarity with both the methods and content of pharmaco epidemiology and drug safety, including the analysis of administrative health care claims and other commonly used data sources. Regular contact with researchers, collaborators, requires the use of good judgment, tact and sensitivity; Excellent organizational, time management, and oral and written communication skills required; Strong interpersonal skills; Excellent attention to detail; Ability to manage multiple and competing priorities; Proficiency in the use of statistical software applications (programming within SAS preferred, R and/or STATA familiarity), databases, spreadsheets and word processing required. Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Preference will be given to candidates with more extensive research productivity and/or knowledge and experience with the pharmaceutical industry and/or pharmaceutical regulation.
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst
Working Title : Research Data Analyst
Starting Salary Range : $45,195 - $62,225; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm, Up to 37.5 hours per 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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