The Department of Epidemiology is looking for an organized, detail-oriented Biostatistician, to work with Drs. Catherine Lesko and Todd Fojo, to help maintain and analyze large scale, longitudinal data on people with HIV enrolled in the Johns Hopkins HIV Clinical Cohort (JHHCC) and the Centers for AIDS Research Network of Integrated Clinical Systems (CNICS). The CNICS is a collaborative study that includes data from the JHHCC and nine (9) other clinical cohorts of people with HIV. Both cohorts include people with HIV engaged in routine clinical care who have consented to share their data. Data are abstracted and extracted from electronic health records, laboratory and pharmacy databases, and patient reported outcomes surveys.
This position will be filled by someone who can provide expertise on statistical design, data management (including data quality control), and data analyses to answer research questions using observational and longitudinal data. This position will also participate as a coauthor on manuscripts and presentations reporting study results.
Collaboration with others on the team is critical for this position therefore, the successful applicant must be willing to work collaboratively with the JHHCC study team and with external scientific investigators interested in using these data.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Use and expand existing SAS and R programs to clean and organize incoming JHHCC and CNICS data.
Identify potential problems with study data and collaborate with data managers to resolve issues.
Read concept sheets and draft statistical analysis plans specific to research objectives.
Generate analytic data sets, codebooks, and other documentation.
Analyze individual-level data to answer scientific questions of interest.
Prepare data tables and figures for publication and presentation at scientific meetings.
Contribute to technical/scientific writing and review drafts of concept sheets, reports, posters, and manuscripts, particularly descriptions of statistical methods and interpretation of results.
Document decision making during conduct of studies and archive code for purposes of reproducibility of research findings.
Navigate shared files and contribute to shared files to create a transparent research workspace.
Assist with writing approach section of research proposals.
Attend bi-weekly staff meetings and provide status updates on data processing and research projects.
Use professional judgment in handling sensitive information.
Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Special Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities
Ability to work independently.
Excellent problem-solving skills, including investigating possible solutions and presenting them to the study team for discussion.
Strong written and verbal communication skills for the preparation and presentation of results.
Possess strong interpersonal skills in dealing with investigators and a team-oriented approach with other team members and scientific investigators.
*This is a flexible work position, and most team meetings take place virtually. If the applicant demonstrates experience successfully working remotely, 100% remote work may be an option.
Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or related quantitative 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.
Solid planning and organizational skills, and ability to prioritize work independently without daily direction from investigators.
Familiarity with survival analysis.
Advanced SAS programming skills.
Intermediate R statistical programming skills.
Previous experience with cleaning, merging, and analyzing large datasets is strongly desired.
Experience analyzing observational (as opposed to clinical trials) data desirable.
Interest in HIV research a plus.
Classified Title: Biostatistician Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, TBD but core hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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