The Department of Epidemiology's research team seeks to study how environments and genomics work together to influence neurodevelopment and increase risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). As part of this effort, we are looking for a highly motivated and talented individual with a strong background in genomics data analysis to join our research team. The Research Data Analystwill work with a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of investigators spanning the fields of epidemiology, genomics, biostatistics, and environmental and mental health sciences. Under the supervision of the principal investigator, this position will be expected to independently carry out data analyses and work effectively with team members to achieve the overall goals of the project. The ideal candidate should enjoy a fast-paced, team-centered approach to discovery.
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is consistently ranked the #1 School of Public Health in the world. It is dedicated to promoting human health and provides a rich environment for research and translation of those findings. Additionally, our research team is affiliated with the Wendy Klag Center for Autism & Developmental Disabilities (WKC). As a member of our research team, you will have an opportunity to attend WKC hosted journal clubs, meetings, and annual symposia and retreat events.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Work in collaboration with scientists and core staff to address research questions involving the analysis of genetic and environmental risk hypotheses.
Carry out data analyses for large genomic and epidemiologic datasets, including genetic, epigenetic, expression, and other omics data including summary measures of omics data such as polygenic risk scores.
Mine publicly available omic databases.
Problem-solve applications of existing analytic tools to specific data analysis projects, including independent identification of problems and initial attempts at solutions.
Modify existing methods for application to new datasets and types of analyses – typically using R software.
Identify systematic problems with data related to lab or data cleaning methods, software, or personnel.
Document work and data analyses, particularly through organized digital records of data set sources, file locations, and statistical and bioinformatics code.
Contribute to local protocol development and the preparation of research grant applications in a collaborative setting.
Interpret and translate the results of statistical analyses.
Discuss with colleagues, investigators, and supervisor the need for any additional analyses and/or special methodological needs.
Clearly summarize and present findings at team meetings.
Prepare written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusions to contribute to scientific publications.
Keep abreast of technical and academic resources related to the methodology of statistical analyses.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency with bioinformatics tools for data management and statistical tools for data analyses, including a programming environment such as R, as well as experience using a high-performance compute cluster and a Linux/Unix environment.
Must be organized, pay attention to detail, and be able to effectively communicate with team members.
Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
Three years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Master's Degree in quantitative science field (biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science) with a strong quantitative background, etc.
Experience performing genomic, epigenomic, or other omics data analyses.
Experience in data management of high-dimensional or longitudinal data.
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $46,560-$64,100-$81,650 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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