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Job Req ID:  1401

Sr. Research Data Analyst

Requisition #: 315079

Range: MD

Level: 4

Salary: $50,956-$70,095

Status: Full Time, Monday – Friday 37.5 hrs/wk

School: Bloomberg School of Public Health

Department: Epidemiology

Location: School of Public Health

Location City: Baltimore

Location State: MD


General Description

This position is with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) US Project. The mission of the CEV US Project is to build a critical mass of evidence-based eyes and vision healthcare providers and researchers. Our main goal is to support authors with preparing and completing Cochrane Eyes and Vision systematic reviews.


Duties and Responsibilities:


  • This position is with the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) US Project. Primary duties include providing methodological support for the production of systematic reviews of interventions to prevent and treat eye disease and visual impairment and coordinating the activities of CEV systematic reviews conducted by US-based ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other vision researchers.
  • As a methodologist, the candidate will assist with key tasks in the systematic review process such as refining research questions, identifying and assessing relevant research studies for eligibility, critically appraising primary studies for bias, developing data collection forms, extracting/entering data, performing qualitative and quantitative synthesis (meta-analyses) of primary studies, and preparing manuscripts for publication in The Cochrane Library.
  • Will serve as a technical expert and provide regular consultation to more than 50 US-based eye care clinicians and vision researchers conducting reviews and will perform any or all of the key tasks mentioned above to provide assistance as necessary.
  • Will work closely with the Project Director, Principal Investigator, and additional CEV staff in the United Kingdom to resolve methodological and statistical issues and to ensure that reviews conducted by US-based researchers are of the highest quality.
  • W assist with the development and preparation of training materials and actively participate in workshops on evidence-based healthcare and systematic review preparation.
  • Other duties include participating in methodological research conducted by CEV faculty, providing support to staff by identifying unpublished clinical trials, assisting with reports to the funding agency, participating in journal clubs, organizing conference calls and staff meetings, and performing other tasks as assigned.



Master's degree in Epidemiology or other health related field. . One year related experience.Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

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.


Special Skills and knowledge: Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are required. A writing sample should be submitted with the application. Ability to produce and deliver effective presentations to a diverse audience is a must. Computer-related skills and familiarity with a variety of software applications including word processing, graphing, statistical, presentation and reference management software an absolute requirement. Must possess knowledge of Medical Science and Epidemiology. Experience in eyes and vision research a plus. Keen attention to detail and excellent time and project management skills to handle multiple priorities and concurrent projects is required for this position. Must possess the ability to work independently and exercise initiative and independent judgment.


Preferred Qualifications

PhD. preferred.

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