Sr. Research Data Analyst (2 positions)

at Johns Hopkins University (view profile)
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Date Posted August 4, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Part-time
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Education Requirements Master's
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $27.18
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $38.46
Hourly or Salary? Hourly


These are part-time positions with the possibility of transitioning to full-time. Remote work is possible. Come and join our growing, dynamic team!

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health seeks to hire two research data analysts in support of an exciting new partnership between Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF): the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. The Archive is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. The Archive leverages extraordinary expertise within JHU and UCSF in library science, information technology, and digital archiving. It also relies on scholarship focused on many dimensions of the opioid epidemic, ranging from the history of medicine to pharmaceutical policy to clinical care.

General summary/purpose: Assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of approximately 247,000 documents produced by opioid manufacturer Insys Therapeutics, Inc. that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes;
  • prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use;
  • review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents;
  • apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives;
  • work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master's degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field;
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining;
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred;
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Attention to detail.