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Job Req ID:  16757

Research Data Analyst

General Summary/Purpose:

The Coordinating Center for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) housed in the Department of Health Policy and Management is looking for a data manager/analyst. This is a full time position. The primary duties are described below.


Primary Duties:

The Research Data Analyst will support research data collection and management activities as part of a coordinating center for a consortium conducting clinical trials in the area of orthopedic trauma.  Primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Manage datasets/variables and perform data cleaning
  • Merge, create and recode variables to prepare data for analyses.
  • Develop data cleaning programs for new forms and run data cleaning programs for existing forms.
  • Develop and implement data quality assurance procedures to ensure validity and reliability of study results.
  • Create analysis datasets for use by other investigators.
  • Develop analytical code for use in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis data sets and related files.
  • Perform and document analyses on large, complex datasets using statistical software packages. Work with investigators to in the performance of analyses.
  • Create tables and figures in publication-quality form summarizing the results of statistical analyses and present results orally to study investigators.
  • Serve as a quality control checkpoint person for analyses when needed
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity and security of data during data processing.
  • Proactively seek to improve or optimize workflow and discuss with coordinator/supervisor as appropriate.
  • Communicate with the Director of Informatics regularly with respect to data quality related issues.



Bachelor's degree in related discipline.  Three years of related experience.


Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in related discipline preferred. Prior data management and analysis experience strongly preferred.  Prior collaborative research experience a plus.  Experience working with data close to the point of data generation or collection is desirable.

Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: The candidate should have excellent organizational, communication and writing skills. Excellent programming skills in SAS, Stata, R, or equivalent statistical package required.  The applicant must have worked with large data sets, creating programs and generating tables. 


HU 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.


Classified Title: Research Data Analyst 
Working Title: Research Data Analyst  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $45,195-$62,225 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday through Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 60004105-Health Policy & Management -METRC 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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