Research Associate Position in Epidemiology
The Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health invites applications for two research associates, one focusing on public health interventions for hypertension control and the other focusing on public health interventions for sodium intake reduction in multiple low and middle income countries. The candidates will work with and support faculty from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, primarily the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, who are a part of a team assembled and supported by Vital Strategies, a non-profit organization which has received funding for a five year project, Resolve, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The goals of Resolve are to reduce sodium intake and control hypertension in up to 10 countries, starting with India and China. In Resolve, the Hopkins team will provide technical support; will guide training program design, implementation, and evaluation; and will develop local capacity. The two Research Associates will work to ensure satisfactory completion of scientific tasks and administrative obligations of the Hopkins team.
THE CANDIDATE WILL
- Oversee tasks and timeline as assigned by Vital Strategies and Hopkins Resolve team
- Organize and participate in meetings and calls with multiple sub committees; prepare agendas, meeting minutes
- Prepare internal summaries, track progress toward goals; prepare monthly progress reports for funder and other reports required by Hopkins and other entities
- Prepare and submit IRB application, if needed
- Prepare manuscripts and other documents to disseminate program results
- Assist with development of training materials, bibliographies, and other materials under guidance of Hopkins faculty
- Undertake in-depth literature searched on relevant topics
- Work with little supervision, make decisions and establish work priorities; manage tasks independently, with input from Resolve team leaders
- Demonstrate high motivation, positive attitude, good judgement, tact and integrity
- Supervise staff
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology or a related scientific discipline, with demonstrated experience and expertise in research and program evaluation, preferably in low and middle income countries. Experience and expertise in training is highly desirable. The Research Associate for Hypertension Control should have expertise in cardiovascular disease prevention and control. The Research Associate for Sodium Reduction should have expertise in nutrition, ideally related to cardiovascular disease. Candidate should possess excellent written and oral English communication skills, high level organizational skills, and ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary, multi-site projects. Candidate should be able to represent the Hopkins leadership team at internal and external meetings. Candidate should have scientific integrity; the ability to oversee projects, and anticipate, manage, and solve problems.
The Department of Epidemiology is one of the oldest and largest in the world, with over 170 doctoral and master’s students and a diverse research program directed by more than 100+ full-time faculty members. The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research is an interdisciplinary unit, founded in 1989, with a mission to 1) conduct rigorous research related to the prevention and control of chronic disease and 2) train the next generation of interdisciplinary scholars.
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references to: Carol Resnick, firstname.lastname@example.org