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Job Req ID:  41796

Research Data Analyst

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">General Summary/Purpose:

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">This Research Data Analyst will support research and policy guidance of optimal targeting of oral cholera vaccination campaigns.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Gavi and the WHO-led Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC) are working to establish criteria for determining what populations may be eligible to receive oral cholera vaccines (OCV) for preventive mass vaccination campaigns through Gavi. Given that the global supply of cholera vaccine is severely limited, and risk of cholera is not evenly distributed across populations, targeted vaccination campaigns focused on those most at risk are recommended. Clear guidance is needed both for countries and Gavi to ensure OCV is being used in an efficient and equitable manner. In parallel effort, the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium is seeking to estimate cholera burden and model the potential impact of global campaigns of oral cholera vaccination. The Disease Dynamics Group seeks a motivated research data analyst to help with these projects over the next year.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Conduct analyses on historical cholera data to explore the implications of different OCV prioritization schemes on global vaccine use and public health impact.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Adapt an existing cholera vaccination model into an R package and produce estimates of vaccine impact according to VIMC scenarios and guidelines
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">In collaboration with WHO, CDC, Gavi and the GTFCC, develop policy guidance on OCV prioritization
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work with Ministries of Health in 2-3 select countries to assist with their assessment of historical cholera risk and prioritization of cholera control areas (30-40% travel, COVID-19 restrictions permitting)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Based on country cholera control priorities, help countries use the proposed OCV prioritization guidance to select target populations for vaccination

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The Research Data Analyst may also engage in additional research related to cholera and OCV with a large and collaborative “cholera dynamics” team in the Infectious Disease Dynamics group at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This work will be in direct collaboration with Elizabeth Lee, Andrew Azman and Justin Lessler.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Minimum Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (Epidemiology or similar)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">3 years related experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additional education (Master’s level or higher) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula***.

 

***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.

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Strong skills in practical data analysis and/or modeling
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Proficiency in R (or another programming language)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Previous experience in developing R packages is highly desired
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience with GIS software an asset
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience working with Ministries of Health in Africa and Asia an asset
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience collaborating with WHO and NGOs desirable
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Previous work on cholera is ideal but not required

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience with GIS software an asset
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience working with Ministries of Health in Africa and Asia an asset
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Experience collaborating with WHO and NGOs desirable

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Strong skills in practical data analysis and/or modeling
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Proficiency in R (or another programming language)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Previous experience in developing R packages is highly desired

 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Additional Information: 

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Extended work hours may be required on occasion to accommodate communication with international colleagues and travel and to meet urgent deadlines.

 

 

 

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-Friday/8:30am-5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

 

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

 

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