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Job Req ID:  3002


Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD

Starting Salary Range:   $55,000-$72,000

Employee group: Full Time

Schedule: M-F, 37.5 hrs/wk.

Employee subgroup: Exempt

Department name: School of Public Health           

Personnel area: Epidemiology


General summary/purpose:


The Biostatistician will work with members of the Johns Hopkins University's Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and the Mid-Atlantic CFAR (MACC) and colleagues at the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) to assist with the design and completion of analyses related to the research conducted and the data collected in Baltimore as well as part of the MACC Consortium. CFAR is a collaborative effort across the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing. The MACC includes academic and health department partners in Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia. A primary aim of the JHU CFAR is to contribute assistance and leadership to efforts to combat the HIV epidemic in Baltimore City.


The Biostatistician will work with the team in consultation with our collaborators within and outside of JHU: formation of statistical designs for studies, drafting statistical analysis plans, interfacing with database designers to ensure that the data collected can support the statistical analysis plan, developing statistical reports for quality assurance (recruitment, data quantity, data quality), generating confidential statistical reports for data monitoring committees, preparing data tables for publications and presentations at scientific meetings, and writing up the study results and statistical methods. Compliance with procedures in accordance with reproducible research is required.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Lead in the development and implementation of biostatistical data analyses plans, including generation of analytical data sets, design and generation of tables and figures, reporting analysis results;
  • Prepare data for inclusion in various analyses: e.g., descriptive, graphical presentations, regression, longitudinal data analysis, and non-parametric analyses, etc.;
  • Contribute to writing and reviewing drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts, including writing up interpretation of analysis results and description of statistical methods used;
  • Create and maintain documentation of statistical methods and programming code;
  • Create analytical datasets for scientific manuscripts and presentations and public use databases, including associated data dictionaries;
  • Implement quality assurance and secure data management processes;
  • Identify potential problems with study data and collaborate with research team to resolve issues encountered;
  • Data management skills including exporting and merging large datasets from multiple sources, ability to implement quality assurance protocols;
  • Collaborate effectively with partners and stakeholders from the JHU CFAR, the MACC and the BCHD and members of impacted communities;
  • Assist in preparing materials for and participate in investigators' meetings, Steering Committee meetings, staff meetings, etc.;
  • Complete other as-needed data programming and analysis
  • Perform other duties as assigned;
  • Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status of reports, papers, and other work responsibilities.


Minimum qualifications:


Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology or other related quantitative field and one (1) year related experience in a work or academic setting or 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:  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.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


Experience performing biostatistical analyses, including categorical, longitudinal and survival data; SAS, STATA, and/or R programming; technical/scientific writing for medical publications to describe results and statistical methods

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