Research Data Analyst

at Johns Hopkins University (view profile)
Published July 27, 2022
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
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Education Requirements Bachelor's degree in related discipline
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $45,650
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $62,850
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade ACRP/04/MC
Twitter Handle @JohnsHopkins


We're looking for a data wrangler to work on the Opioid Industry Documents Archive! We are open to candidates who will work fully remotely.

Research Data Analyst

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking an experienced Research Data Analyst. This position will be part of a broad and diverse team at Johns Hopkins performing data manipulation, analysis, and planning activities for the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. The Archive, a joint collaboration between Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of California, San Francisco, is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. Additional information about the Archive can be found here:


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a technical analysis of archive documents with respect to features such as file format, presence and quality of OCR text, and the quantity and quality of metadata available.
  • Create analysis datasets for use by other team members.
  • Develop analytical code for use in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis datasets and related files.
  • Perform and document analyses on large, complex datasets.
  • Oversees and performs constructions of datasets, variables and data cleaning.
  • Serves as a quality control checkpoint person for data collected and analyses (conducted by self or by others).
  • Prepare data for analysis by conducting data checks and cleaning, data extraction and transfer between systems.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline with a minimum of 3 years of related experience required.
  • Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
  • Advanced programming skills in SAS, Stata, R, or equivalent statistical package required.
  • Experience with Python or similar programming languages.
  • Experience with Linux and Unix operating systems.
  • Experience working with large data sets, creating programs, and generating scripts.
  • Experience working with digital archives.


JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  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. 


Special Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team
  • Ability to organize work, set and maintain priorities, and meet quality and quantity standards
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences.


Classified Title: Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Starting Salary Range: $45,650 - $62,850 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 - 5
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health



The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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