As part of Dr. Bethell’s collaborative team, the Research Data Analyst will play a central role in the day to day operation of the CAHMI’s National MCH Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health (www.childhealthdata.org) as well as research and database driven projects across the grants and projects of the CAHMI. The successful candidate must be a self-starter, innovative thinker and possess excellent conceptualizing, teamwork, problem solving, decision making, detail orientation and project management skills. Also required are demonstrated skills managing survey databases and conducting analysis using survey based data is essential as well as knowledge of survey design and qualitative methods for developing, testing and validating survey measures. Success will require knowledge about and a commitment to improving the maternal and child health systems and services in the US in order to improve health outcomes and well-being of mothers, children, youth, families and communities. Candidates must be comfortable effectively engaging CAHMI leaders, state and federal government partners and expert, family and youth stakeholders to present and reach agreement regarding technical issues of measurement, methods, and the use of data through web-based tools. Interest in and ability to conduct data analysis related to research papers and assistance with grant writing and presentation of research and data to external partners is important. Experience with SPSS is required and ideally the candidate will also have experience working with SAS, STATA and SQL. Specific hands-on experience in the development and analysis of large, nationally representative survey datasets (such as the National Survey of Children’s Health) is preferred.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Database development and technical documentation of National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) and other survey data files: Assume increasing responsibility for the cleaning, coding and formulation and documentation of key NSCH variables and enter descriptive technical information into the online data query system for the National Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. Learn about and assist in the use of Census data. Assist at all levels with the Learn About the Survey materials to ensure data users understand the topical and technical properties of NSCH data. Synthesize complex information into easy-to-understand materials. Conduct similar activities for other CAHMI data resources and research.
Develop codebooks for users of the National Survey of Children’s Health datasets and provide technical assistance on the valid and effective use of this data: Assume increasing leadership to develop SPSS, SAS and STATA codebooks delineating and documenting measures and items included in the NSCH and ensure consistency of documentation between codebooks and the online data resource website and data query tool. Provide technical assistance to a wide range of MCH professionals and advocates on valid and effective use of the data.
Develop data briefs, infographics tutorials to educate data users and present to key stakeholder audiences at national meetings and through webinars: Conceptualize with CAHMI leaders, staff and stakeholder the creation of data briefs, tutorials and educational resources related to the NSCH data and the National Data Resource Center and related CAHMI projects using the NSCH and other data.
Supervision: Supervise research assistants and student interns
Other tasks include:
Provide consultation to students and partners using the NSCH and other CAHMI methods, data and research.
Partner in the creation of new collaborations and funding developments to further advance the work of the CAHMI. Assist in grant proposal writing and prepare, manage, track submissions, and ensure all necessary documentation, guidelines, and protocols are followed. Minimum Qualifications (Required) Bachelor's degree in related discipline. Three (3) years related experience. Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. * Preferred Qualifications Master’s or PhD degree preferred (in public health, biostatistics, public administration, or related field).
Two years related experience working with a statistical software package (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA), including demonstrated competency in manipulating variables, an understanding of large-scale surveys and survey design, and demonstrated accuracy in interpreting and reporting prevalence estimates and other statistical data.
Excellent work planning, time management and organizational skills
Demonstrated skills managing survey databases and conducting analysis using survey- based data and working knowledge of survey design and qualitative methods for developing, testing and validating survey measures.
Knowledge of population-based survey research design and methods, and ability to synthesize and interpret statistical findings.
Must be a self-starter, innovative thinker and possess excellent communication, conceptualizing, teamwork, problem solving, decision making, detail orientation, writing and project management skills.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and be proactively responsible and accountable for work, and to effectively prioritize managing multiple projects while setting and meeting self-set and agreed upon deadlines.
Working knowledge of programs, policies, and data sources related to maternal and child health, and ideally also related to children with special health care needs (CSHCN) and early childhood development.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work with a wide variety of audiences, including written communication, publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and presenting at national conferences.
Preferred experience with SQL, IT systems and backend database management.
Preferred experience working with pediatric practices, health plans, or federal/state/local MCH programs.
Classified Title: Research Data Analyst Working Title: Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range:ACRP/04/MC Starting Salary Range: $45,195- $62,225/ Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 5:00p / 37.50 hrs per week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001212-PFRH CAHMI Personnel area: School of Public Health
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