The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/
The PREVAIL team at IVAC, in collaboration with scientists in India, plans to evaluate the impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) introduction in the Indian Universal Immunization Program (UIP). This is an ongoing three-year study at 5-6 hospital sites in India that aims to quantify the impact of PCV on pneumonia and other acute respiratory infections resulting in hospitalization and on community carriage of pneumococci. These data will provide evidence to policy makers on changes in pneumococcal disease burden among young children hospitalized with pneumonia. The study will also assess pneumococcal community transmission changes as a result of PCV introduction at 2 community sites. The results of PREVAIL are intended to help policymakers support, optimize, and advocate for the expansion of the PCV immunization program in India and in other countries.
We are seeking a Senior Research Analyst whowill be a member of the PREVAIL Team at IVAC in and will work closely with the project managers to assist in monitoring, cleaning, maintaining, and analyzing study data. The Research Data Analyst will also assist with study coordination activities. The applicant should ideally have a strong interest in quantitative research and background in public health and statistics with knowledge of data management tools and basic statistical techniques.
The successful applicant will be capable of working in partnership with a diverse group of Indian and local institutions and investigators. Travel to India for site visits may be involved but not required. Excellent troubleshooting, written and oral communication skills, and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment will be appreciated.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Maintain REDCap databases
Ongoing monitoring of study progress and data quality; provide weekly data enrollment reports to discuss with study team
Identify discrepancies in the data entered into REDCap and create reports to share with sites
Assist in creating datasets for analyses and conducting exploratory analyses for future research
Assist in performing statistical analyses (descriptive statistics, regression analyses) for publications and presentations
Build REDCap database for community component of PREVAIL study
Manage and maintain shared folders with PREVAIL sites containing images of immunization cards and chest x-ray images
Prepare slides for monthly site investigator meetings
Participate in quality control activities
Potential for other duties as needs arise
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Master's Degree in a related discipline such as Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Economics.
1 year related experience.
Additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Experience in data management techniques, including cleaning data and merging and subsetting datasets.
Experience with database systems, such as ODK, KoBo Toolbox, and REDCap.
Experience working on vaccines, immunization research, or disease surveillance is preferred.
Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 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.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $53,020 - $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30am - 5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Public Health Department name: IH - Int'l Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) Personnel area: School of Public Health
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