Hopkins Population Center (HPC) at Johns Hopkins University (https://popcenter.jhu.edu/) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Research Scientist with experience in social science applications of data science (network science, sensor data analysis, advanced demographic and statistical methods and models, epigenomics, and/or computational methodology.) The HPC is a nationally renowned population center providing research infrastructure for demography, reproductive health, and population health research at Johns Hopkins University (JHU). The HPC is at the beginning of a multi-year expansion of facilitating innovative research that integrates social sciences and health sciences conceptually and methodologically. HPC Faculty Associates are engaged in research on topics including biosensors and health; population-scale networks and inequality; social factors and multi-omics; innovative demography, and reproductive health and family planning.
The Assistant Research Scientist will collaborate with the HPC leadership teams on the Center's work facilitating research among faculty associates. S/he will serve as the scientific facilitator for the Scientific Core, coordinated with the Development Core for the Center's primary research areas (Poverty & Inequality; Family, Maternal and Child Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health). Specifically, s/he will:
Coordinate each Research Theme Working Group's activities;
Provide HPC Associates with methodological services under the guidance of Scientific Core leadership;
Assist early stage investigators in the identification and application of new methods and models to their research projects;
Develop and deliver educational programs on fundamental knowledge and applications of advanced methods specialized in the Scientific Core, including individual consultations, short courses, boot camps, and practicums;
Contribute to the design of training and research applications;
Coordinate annual and semi-annual conferences on methodological advances and applications.
The Research Scientist is supported and encouraged to pursue funding for her/his own research interests in research theme groups' grant applications.
Ph.D. in Sociology, or Demography, or other social science field;
Strong interest in research on one or more of HPC's primary research areas (Poverty & Inequality; Family, Maternal and Child Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health), ideally demonstrated in peer-reviewed publication and grant applications;
Training and experience in data science (network science, sensor data analysis, advanced demographic and statistical methods and models, epigenomics, computational methodology), with information on courses taking and project participation;
Experience with managing and analyzing large data sets;
Excellent presentation and writing skills;
Excellent interpersonal and management skills.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their scholarly activities and interest in the HPC; curriculum vitae; names of three references; and up to two recent publications or writing samples
Internal Number: A-88423-3
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