Sr. Research Data Analyst for the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Center (ALA-ACRC) data coordinating center, which is part of the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis. The ALA-ACRC network is a multicenter group founded in 1999 to conduct clinical studies to improve the care of lung disease in diverse populations. The network conducts randomized clinical trials and observational studies designed to evaluate a wide range of treatments for asthma and COPD. The data coordinating center investigators provide leadership for the network and the center is responsible for coordination, data management and statistical analyses for ALA-ACRC studies. The Sr. Research Data Anlayst will work as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
The job will require working with senior biostatisticians, study investigators and other staff at multiple sites to create, manage and analyze study databases. Responsibilities will include development and maintenance of REDCap data system that will include use of Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and other advanced REDCap modules. He/she will lead development of the data systems for multicenter studies and develop programs for evaluating data quality. Create documentation for data systems design, operations and use. Provide training and supervision to data coordinators for quality control/assurance efforts for study data. Communicate with clinical coordinators and physicians for guidance on biological or data collection issues. Individual will be responsible for researching overall concepts and executes objectives of programming projects and data processing systems. Responsible for data management and programming and all aspects of quality assurance for multiple research studies.
Duties will include:
Design, develop and maintain data systems for multicenter clinical studies including data entry and study management features.
Create codebooks and write technical memos that document data processing decisions and summarize the quality of data.
Oversee the work of data managers for data collection, management, analysis, and reporting.
Design and produce study reports and tables for interim and final reports to funding agency.
Design and produce management reports for various research studies.
Design quality assurance and execute quality control procedures including data cleaning protocols, data verification, QA/QC checks, merging and linking data from multiple sources, etc.
Develop and maintain systems for transferring computerized questionnaire data to the format of various statistical programs (e. g., SAS, SPSS).
Troubleshoot user issues and manage requests for new features.
Collaborate with the study team to produce scholarly products including but not limited to reports for scientific, lay and policy audiences summarizing study findings and progress, scientific manuscripts for publication, and presentations and reports.
Produce documentation for shared databases to be posted at the NHLBI BioLINCC repository and other data repositories.
Create limited and de-identified datasets for sharing with other researchers; manage Data Use Agreements.
Ensure data integrity and compliance with security policies governed by HIPAA and the Johns Hopkins IRB.
Master's degree in related discipline. Typically requires PhD.
One (1) year related experience.
Requires highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
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 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.
Proficiency with REDCap and related programing.
Ability to effectively cooperate with investigators, coordinators and statisticians.
Ability to independently use reference manuals to develop proficiency with software of computer systems.
Experience in clinical research including design and analysis of clinical trials, design, management and analysis of clinical trials desirable but not required.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
We are seeking applicants with experience in data management and analysis with the following key attributes:
Ability to lead the development and optimization of new databases in REDCap for multicenter clinical research study.
Website development and maintenance experience.
Expertise in relational database structures and structured query language (SQL);
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Applied experience of statistical software such as ‘R’, ‘Stata’, or ‘SAS’ desirable.
Experience within clinical or other research data management and analysis is preferable.
Ability to work independently and self-manage timelines/study priorities while working as part of a team.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Working Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $51,975 - $71,497 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 37.5 hours/week Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001101-Epidemiology Personnel area: School of Public Health
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