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Job Req ID:  58638

Programmer Analyst


General summary/purpose


The Center for Child & Community Health Research (CCHR) in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is a leader in addressing social determinants of health, sexually transmitted infections and other health disparities through research, programmatic and clinical endeavors.


CCHR seeks a Programmer Analyst to provide technical research support.  The Programmer Analyst would be responsible for:

  1. Supporting day to day research and programmatic activities as they relate to database development and database management for research projects and programs
  2. Building data collection tools within databases while working with Primary Investigators and identified CCHR staff
  3. Formatting and cleaning databases and datasets as needed, including RedCap, Epic, and large scale national and international datasets
  4. Implementing basic and sometimes complex biostatistical analyses, under the supervision of faculty investigators.




Specific duties & responsibilities:

The responsibilities listed below are typical examples of the work performed by this position. Not all duties assigned to this position are included, nor is it expected that everyone in this position will be assigned every job responsibility.

  • Programmer Analyst is responsible for development, implementation, testing and support of data collection tools and databases, including platforms such as RedCap and ACASI.
  • Responsible for day to day research and programmatic activities as they relate to database development and database management for research projects and programs.
  • Maintain, manage and update databases-provide programming for projects with continued ongoing support.
  • Manage clinical and other types of data sets and conduct data cleaning and formatting to facilitate data export to all statistics packages.
  • Provide support to faculty investigators in all areas of research projects, including data management and cleaning, basic biostatistical analysis, and complex biostatistical analysis.
  • Produce data visualizations as needed.
  • Communicate findings with study team clearly as project progresses, including adaptation of analytical plans, as needed.
  • Provide clear deliverables to study team, including basic tables and complex analytical results. 
  • Other duties as needed.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):


  • Bachelor’s degree required. One year of related work experience with computer systems and applications.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
    • Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits or 18 graduate degree credits = 1 year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college coursework may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Experience with database development, specifically REDCap, ACASI and/or Qualtrics
  • Expertise in GIS software system(s)


Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Must demonstrate strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a study team.
  • Analytical ability required to manage data, perform transformation, perform complex analysis, solve both business and technical problems.
  • Advanced ability to problem-solve creatively and analyze processes and systems.
  • Ability to independently assess and lead others in which data management and statistical strategies are needed to optimally report outcomes.
  •  Highly proficient with administrative skills, including advanced use of word processing, database, spreadsheet and desktop publishing software.
  • Ability to analyze highly complex data sets.
  • Data mining/management, data collection instruction, including ability to show data in a user-friendly format for a variety of audiences.
  • Good analytical and advanced problem-solving ability to assess, prioritize and solve highly complex clinical and systems problems.
  • High analytical ability to solve complex technical problems.
  • Strong problem identification and resolution skills.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously and quickly switch between priorities/tasks.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff and adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Advanced critical thinking skills and ability to apply these skills in various situations.
  • Ability and willingness to mentor colleagues and share experiences to strengthen the team’s success.
  • Awareness of the need for timely communication, ability to identify potential barriers and strategies, and ability to synthesize and integrate information.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use multiple information systems and software.
  • Expert proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet software, database structures, and the internet.



Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with a statistical analysis program (STATA, SAS or R preferred)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with faculty investigators as well as other study team members
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills

Classified Title: Programmer Analyst 
Working Title: Programmer Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC 
Starting Salary Range: $50,700-$69,780
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 33-MD:Johns Hopkins Bayview 
Department name: 10003110-SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.


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