Research Data Analyst – Pneumonia Research and Vaccine Impact League (PREVAIL)

About IVAC

The mission of the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is to accelerate global access to life-saving vaccines through the development and implementation of evidence-based policies. The work of IVAC focuses on disease epidemiology, vaccine economics and supply, monitoring and evaluation of vaccine introduction and Center programs, and advocacy and communications activities to increase the profile of and global action on vaccine-preventable disease. http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/ivac/

About Project: The PREVAIL team at IVAC, in collaboration with scientists in India, plans to evaluate the impact of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV) introduction in the Indian Universal Immunization Program (UIP). This is an ongoing three-year study at 5-6 hospital sites in India that aims to quantify the impact of PCV on pneumonia and other acute respiratory infections resulting in hospitalization and on community carriage of pneumococci. . These data will provide evidence to policy makers on changes in pneumococcal disease burden among young children hospitalized with pneumonia. The study will also assess pneumococcal community transmission changes as a result of PCV introduction at 2 community sites. The results of PREVAIL are intended to help policymakers support, optimize, and advocate for the expansion of the PCV immunization program in India and in other countries.

Position Summary: The Research Data Analyst will be a member of the PREVAIL Team at IVAC in and will work closely with the project managers to assist in monitoring, cleaning, maintaining, and analyzing study data. The Research Data Analyst will also assist with study coordination activities. The applicant should ideally have a strong interest in quantitative research and background in public health and statistics with knowledge of data management tools and basic statistical techniques. The successful applicant will be capable of working in partnership with a diverse group of Indian and local institutions and investigators. Travel to India for site visits may be involved but not required. Excellent trouble-shooting, written and oral communication skills, and an ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment will be appreciated.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Maintain REDCap databases
  • Ongoing monitoring of study progress and data quality; provide weekly data enrollment reports to discuss with study team
  • Identify discrepencies in the data entered into REDCap and create reports to share with sites
  • Assist in creating datasets for analyses and conducting exploratory analyses for future research
  • Assist in performing statistical analyses (descriptive statistics, regression analyses) for publications and presentations
  • Build REDCap database for community component of PREVAIL study
  • Manage and maintain shared folders with PREVAIL sites containing images of immunization cards and chest x-ray images
  • Prepare slides for monthly site investigator meetings
  • Participate in quality control activities
  • Potential for other duties as needs arise

Expected start to end date: Available immediately through December 31, 2022.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, health economics, or a related field
  • Proficiency with Stata, SAS, or R programming
  • Proficiency with basic statistical techniques (chi square, bivariate regression, multivariate regression)
  • Experience in data management techniques, including cleaning data and merging and subsetting datasets
  • Experience with database systems, such as ODK, KoBo Toolbox, and REDCap
  • Experience working on vaccines, immunization research, or disease surveillance is preferred
  • Must demonstrate excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter and CV to Kayur Mehta (kmehta6@jhu.edu) and Melissa Higdon (mhigdon@jhu.edu).

Please include “PREVAIL Research Data Analyst Application” in the subject of your email message.