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Job Req ID:  10624

Data Analyst

Classified Title: Data Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB 
Starting Salary Range: $42,256-$58,041
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 37.5 hours/week 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 School of Public Health is seeking a 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.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field 
  • Three (3) years related experience required.
  • 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 (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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related quantitative field required. MPH or MS in related field preferred. 
  • Experience in statistical analysis using Stata, SAS, and/or R, is required.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and collaborative research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability on a significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience.

Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:

Experience in statistical analysis using Stata, SAS, R, and/or other statistical package is required.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

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 (, is affiliated with the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Training Program (, and has strong ties to multiple departments and other training programs at Johns Hopkins.


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