The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) in the University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking a Senior Research Analyst to conduct epidemiological and health economics research related to the prevention of RSV in low-resource settings, specifically Mali.
The Senior Research Analyst will design infectious disease simulation models, program the models in R to predict health outcomes of pre-specified interventions, combine health outcomes with economic models, and summarize the results in both oral and written format. The analyst will collaborate closely with the study team, which is comprised of faculty and staff at CVD, as well as with collaborators at sponsor institution and with interested stakeholders. The analyst may be involved in other projects at CVD contingent on need and interest.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Conduct computational research in the fields of epidemiology and health economics, primarily in support of a PATH-funded project on RSV prevention in low-resource settings.
Conduct advanced analysis and support for research programs in order to promote a culture of assessment and evidence-based decision-making.
Compile and interpret research data; establish and maintain databases; develop quality assurance; and provide final interpretations to others.
Design and conduct quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, develop and write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions.
Develop and perform effective methods of data collection and assessment. May receive, inventory, enter, and organize collected data. Develop methods and tools to ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.
Establish and maintain database files, perform required data extraction through programming, and report on progress of projects.
Perform sophisticated data searches and exchanges among micro, mini and mainframe-based statistical software applications to generate standard and customized reports using statistical applications.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Statistics, Mathematics or a related field of study related to the research. Master's degree in Public Health or Information Management preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years in research environment required. Experience in R programming language and in vaccine-related research preferred.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to create infectious disease simulation models
Ability to construct cost-effectiveness analyses for low-resource settings
Proficiency with R programming language
Familiarity with vaccine development
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3322D
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute for Global Health
Job Posting: Jan 14, 2020
Unposting Date: Jan 29, 2020, 4:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 142361
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.