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Job Req ID:  43098



General Summary/Purpose:

The Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks a biostatistician to work as an integral part of a long-standing cohort study. The biostatistician will collaborate with epidemiologists, statisticians, project investigators and data management and clinical staff to analyze and manage data with the aim of scientific publication. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong interest in collaborating with this large research group in order to contribute to the development and application of statistical methods to advance the scientific goals of this long-standing project.


Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

This biostatistician position will be filled by someone who can provide statistical design expertise, data management, and data analyses to answer research questions using longitudinal data and will participate as a co-author in preparation of manuscripts and presentations reporting study results. Applicant must be willing to work collaboratively with a diverse team of investigators that includes students and post-doctoral fellows.

  • Work with investigators to determine the statistical framework for answering the study objective.
  • Drafting statistical analysis plans.
  • Generate analytic data sets including longitudinal data sets.
  • Analyze data to answer scientific questions.
  • Identify potential problems with study data and collaborate with other staff to resolve issues.
  • Documenting data management and analytic policies and principles including the archiving of code for the purposes of reproducibility of research findings.
  • Preparing data tables and figures for publications and presentations at scientific meetings.
  • Contribute to technical/scientific writing and reviewing drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts, including writing up interpretation of analysis results and description of statistical methods used.
  • Navigating shared files and contributing to shared files to create a transparent research workspace.
  • Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status of projects.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related quantitative field required.
  • One (1) year of related experience required.
  • 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: Doctoral degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project may substitute for required experience 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:

  • PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or other data science-related disciplines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects (with prioritization assistance provided) and an ability to provide meticulous documentation of processes and organize materials in a transparent, cloud-based environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that will contribute to a positive, collaborative environment with diverse study staff and investigators.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a positive attitude that allows all problems to be broken into manageable parts and tackled (comes from a place of “yes”).
  • Ability to work for periods of time without daily direction from investigators.


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • SAS programming proficiency (mastery preferred).
  • R and R markdown programing proficiency (mastery preferred).
  • STATA programming proficiency.
  • Working knowledge of UNIX OS.
  • Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) proficiency.
  • Experience performing longitudinal data analysis and survival analysis.


Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:


  • All IRB-required courses must be completed and appropriate exams passed with necessary certification within 2 weeks of start date.


Classified title: Biostatistician

Working title: Biostatistician

Role/Level/Range: ACRP 37.5/E/04/MD

Starting Salary Range: $52,494.96 - $72,212.64 (commensurate with experience)

Employee group: Full time

Employee Status: Exempt

Schedule: Monday-Friday - 8:30am-5:00pm 37.5hrs/Wk - This position will be remote until normal campus activities resume

Location: 2213 McElderry St. 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD

Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology

Personnel area (School): BSPH – Bloomberg School of Public Health



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


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