Research Associate (Biostatistics Center/Neuroimaging)
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-122246-4
General Description: Non-tenure track faculty position, Research Associate candidate will devote primary effort to collaborations in neuroscience and neuroimaging research, and secondary effort to statistical consultation within the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center. An 80%/20% allocation of primary / secondary roles is envisioned.
In the primary project, the candidate will work under the supervision of a department faculty member who directs neuroimaging research and will support methodological and statistical applications in this substantive area. Data being collected will be related to neuroimaging, basic neuroscience, psychological, behavioral, social measurements, and wearable technology.
In the secondary role, the candidate will provide biostatistical consultations to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, and external organizations. These consultations range from short in-person sessions to longer-term projects and focus on study design, sample size justification, reviewing of statistical approaches, data management, data visualization, programming, statistical analysis, reporting, and development of software, apps, or dashboards. Project-related final products generally include conference abstract submissions, grant applications, study-specific reporting, and scientific manuscripts. The candidate is expected to work as part of a team of data managers and biostatisticians in the center. They will also regularly interact and collaborate with a broader community of consultative statisticians in the institution and will have access to a variety of data sources, exposure to a broad range of substantive and methodological problems that address scientific and societal challenges.
The appointment is primarily in the Johns Hopkins Department of Biostatistics, founded in 1918, as the first degree-granting department of statistical science in the US and has ranked among the world's best throughout its history. We are located in Baltimore, a multi-ethnic city with a thriving cultural life and a rich history that is older than the nation, a food-lover's paradise, and close to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City. Johns Hopkins University has a deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Benefits include professional development opportunities, including continuing education courses and materials, tuition remission, travel to conferences.
Should you have any questions regarding this position, please direct your inquiries Dr. Brian Caffo (email@example.com) and about the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center to Dr. Gayane Yenokyan, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Jiangxia Wang, email@example.com
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PhD degree, or Master's with at least 2 years of experience in applied statistics and/or data science disciplines such as biostatistics, computational biology, computer science, epidemiology, health informatics, as well as other quantitative data-intensive fields;
Proficiency in statistical programming in R;
Experience analyzing modern, large-scale data;
Experience contributing to open-source software projects;
Adapt quickly to new problems and challenges;
Willingness to stay current with latest data science tools and learn new statistical techniques as needed;
Commitment to translating data science research into real-world impacts;
Demonstrated excellence in statistical consulting and cross-disciplinary collaboration;
Effective team player and ability to work independently;
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Proficiency in other statistical software programs (in addition to R), such as STATA or SAS
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.