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Programmer Analyst

Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University

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Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Programmer Analyst in the General Pediatrics division to provide technical research support to the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Data management (BEAD Core). BEAD Core provides research support services to faculty investigators and their trainees in six Departments (Pediatrics, DOM, GYN/OB, ACCM) and/or Center/Institutes (ICTR, SKCCM) across JHMI. The research support is focused on biomedical discovery including clinical research and translational research. The BEAD Core also maintains a robust portfolio of sponsored grant funding including NIH and CDC-funded research grants which focus on infectious disease epidemiology. The successful candidate should have the awareness of the need for timely communication, ability to identify potential barriers and strategies, and ability to synthesize and integrate information.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for supporting day to day research and programmatic activities as they relate to database development and database management for research projects and programs.
  • Building data collection tools within databases while working with Primary Investigators and identified BEAD Core team members.
  • Formatting and cleaning databases and datasets as needed, including RedCap, Epic, and large scale national and international datasets.
  • Implementing basic and sometimes complex biostatistical analyses, under the supervision of faculty investigators.
  • The following responsibilities 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.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills & 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.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use multiple information systems and software.
  • Expert proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet software, database structures, and the internet.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • One-year related experience.
  • Additional related experience may substitute for required education, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with database development, specifically REDCap, ACASI and/or Qualtrics.

Classified Title: Programmer Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC
Starting Salary Range: $53,300 - $93,500 Annually ($62,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:30a-5:00p
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/Johns Hopkins Bayview
Department name: SOM Ped Bay Bayview Pediatric Unit
Personnel area: School of Medicine

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