The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for a Research Associate to work under the direction of Dr. Frank Lin on the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders (ACHIEVE) randomized trial and on related projects at the Johns Hopkins Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health. The ACHIEVE trial is an NIA-sponsored, first-in-kind multisite randomized control trial investigating the effect of a hearing intervention versus an aging education intervention on rates of cognitive decline and dementia in older adults. This position is based at the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health which is housed within the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The Department of Epidemiology is one of the oldest and largest in the world, with over 170 departmental doctoral and master’s students directed by more than 125 full-time faculty.
Responsibilities include serving as the overarching project manager for the ACHIEVE trial which encompasses 4 field sites (Washington County, Maryland; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Forsyth County, North Carolina and Jackson, Mississippi), 1 data coordinating center at the University of North Carolina, and 2 intervention units (University of Pittsburgh, University of South Florida). In this role, the Research Associate will closely work with the PI (Lin) and data coordinating center staff on all aspects of trial oversight and management including but not limited to serving on study scientific committees (recruitment, operations, quality control, etc.), coordinating IRB-related matters, overseeing questions that arise around study protocol, reviewing data collection for quality control, writing progress reports, and maintaining study documentation. The Research Associate will also oversee and manage ancillary studies to the ACHIEVE trial and will assist with grant preparation for future studies.
The Research Associate will also work closely on other Cochlear Center-related activities including preparation of the annual report, grant preparation and writing, etc. Additional opportunities for independent and collaborative research with Dr. Lin and other Cochlear Center faculty are available, particularly with respect to ongoing epidemiological and biostatistical projects.
Superb organizational and executive abilities, ability to work and solve problems independently, extreme attention to detail, and excellent communication skills (both oral and written) are absolutely required. Knowledge and experience with clinical trials is an advantage.
Individuals with a master’s or doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, mental health, or other related discipline are desired. A background in hearing, cognitive, or aging research is preferred. Experience with statistical software such as Stata, R, or SAS is preferred.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and names of three references by July 15, 2019 to
The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply