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Job Req ID:  15254

Programmer Analyst

General Summary/Purpose

The Micronutrient Research Group at the Center for Human Nutrition is on a mission to improve health outcomes of families in the international and developing world. JH Center for Human Nutrition is seeking a Programmer/Analyst that will play a major role in developing, cultivating, managing, and performing quality control on software and data entry systems that are integrated in the field and data management center. This role will handle data from multiple cohort trials in international settings. They will be the technology/data integrator among the project sites, JHU-based researchers and other related parties to ensure smooth, timely, and accurate data collection for the research projects. The programmer/analyst may also be required to provide technical input on network connectivity, hardware and software used by the projects and team. The programmer/analyst will oversee the work of several programmers located at project sites and at JHU. The successful candidate for this position will be able travel 25-30% of the time to Bangladesh.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise data management for multiple large cluster-randomized, controlled trials in Bangladesh
  • Design, develop, and maintain web-based and tablet-based applications to collect data.  Assist research team in designing forms, program data entry screens and the backend SQL database.
  • Design and implement data integrity tools for consistency checking, data entry quality control, and data quality assurance.
  • Coordinate data migration between the project site and JHU.
  • Provide user support for software applications.
  • Coordinate communication between the different project sites data management centers and JHU research team. Ensure smooth operation of the data management center.
  • Analyze and summarize study progress using monthly reports.
  • Create management tools in the form of rosters, reports and summaries. 
  • Prepare / extract data for investigators / scientific analysis.
  • Manage junior programmers at JHU and the data center managers in project sites.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year of related experience required.

Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the  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

  • Crystal Reports
  • XLSform development
  • Setup of server systems
  • Understanding of networked server environments and security
  • Understanding of data security technology, server vulnerabilities and how to address them on a networked server
  • Excellent understanding of a full stack development system
  • Programming languages: javascript, HTML, ASP, VBScript, SQL 
  • Knowledge and understanding of data protection

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands with investigators.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within an established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and software users.
  • Ability to write and speak English clearly and concisely.
  • Possesses sound documentation skills. Excellent written and oral communications skills necessary to work on a team diverse in culture and skillsets.
  • Has strong desire to learn new systems and tools and implement them appropriately to improve existing systems for data collection and analysis.



Classified Title: Programmer/Analyst 
Working Title: Programmer/Analyst ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,200 - $69,089/ commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.5 hurs per week
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001139-Human Nutrition 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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