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Job Req ID:  10619


Classified Title: Biostatistician 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $68,000-$80,000
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 M-F 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

General summary/purpose:

The Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks a Biostatistician to work as part of a data coordinating center study team and collaborate with Project Coordinators, Epidemiologists, Statisticians and Clinical Investigators in a variety of fields. The Biostatistician will be actively involved in both facilitating study conduct in a long-term, nationwide cohort study of kidney disease in children and data analysis and management, for the purpose of promoting and publishing scientific investigations.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

The Biostatistician will serve as the main liaison with the chronic kidney disease biomarker consortium (CKD BIOCON) and will collaborate with senior and/or clinical investigators in the analysis of data for scientific manuscripts and presentations, as well as for reports and meetings focused on study conduct and data collection. The biostatistician will work in partnership with project coordinators from the data center as well as serving as the primary analyst assisting clinical investigators. Primary duties will include designing, implementing and writing up data analyses for manuscripts, developing and implementing tracking systems to monitor and report study progress, maintaining centralized data files for the analysis of study results and performing quality assurance activities.

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s degree in epidemiology, statistics/biostatistics or a quantitative science (e.g., applied mathematics) and one (1) year of related experience is required. A strong background in statistical principles and data analysis are required. Related research study experience.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.

Preferred qualifications:

Prior experience working with longitudinal data is preferable. Strong written and oral communication skills.   Attention to detail is required.  Some domestic travel. The individual will be responsible for multiple initiatives and developing/maintaining collaborative relationships, must be self-directed and able to work efficiently.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Statistical programming, SAS preferred; multiple languages (e.g., STATA, R) an advantage. 

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


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