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Job Req ID:  83004

Programmer Analyst

The Department of Neurology is seeking a Programmer Analyst who will support the Brain Injury Outcomes (BIOS) Research Program and Clinical Trials Unit, which manages multi-center, 20+ million dollar federally funded clinical trials and multiple site-specific pharmaceutical sponsored trials. They will collaborate with study investigators on research projects with the responsibility of contributing to the statistical sections of the protocol, drafting statistical analysis plans, creating analytic datasets, ongoing trial reports, final analysis, and manuscript preparation.


This position reports to the BIOS Faculty and leadership.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

These are the specific duties and responsibilities, but not limited to, based on the stage of a clinical research trial/study.


  • Provide statistical considerations into study protocols 
  • Perform sample size and power calculations, generates randomization schema, and prepares statistical sections for research protocols and manuscripts
  • Collaborate with principal investigators and lead statisticians to develop study objectives, randomization, design sampling, and statistical analysis plans (SAPs)
  • Review and provide feedback on electronic case report forms (eCRFs) to the data management team
  • Create and review analysis dataset specifications for Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings and main trial manuscript as outlined in the SAP
  • Generate Tables, Listings, and Figures (TLFs) for Data and Safety Monitoring Reports
  • Create and manage Data and Safety Monitoring Report production timelines
  • Create safety surveillance report templates: listings of adverse events and protocol deviations
  • Provide statistical output as required for manuscripts and ensure that the results are accurately interpreted in the publications
  • Perform appropriate methodologic procedures for statistical analysis, overall descriptive statistics, exploratory data analyses, including graphs, schematic summaries, and necessary transformations and confirmatory data analyses, including statistical tests and/or modeling
  • Assist with writing statistical design, methods, and analysis for manuscripts and research proposals
  • Analyze data and prepare tables for interim and final reports
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings with investigators and team that require statistical input
  • Ensure data integrity and compliance with security policies governed by HIPAA and the Johns Hopkins IRB
  • Any other responsibility/task deemed within the scope of the statistical duties by the leadership


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelors Degree in related discipline, preferably in Statistics, Public health or other related discipline
  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or related quantitative field preferred
  • One (1) year related experience required
  • Additional graduate education may substitute for experience*


* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. 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. 


** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Stata, SAS, or R (proficiency with multiple statistical programs preferred)
  • Experience in database software helpful
  • SAS programming proficiency (mastery preferred)
  • R and R markdown programing proficiency (mastery preferred)
  • STATA programming proficiency


Classified Title: Programmer Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $51,207.12 - $70,477.92 (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Medicine Campus 

Department name: SOM Neuro BIOS 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


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