Research Data Analyst

Maryland, United States
13 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC
Salary:  $44,749 - $61,610
Status:  Full-Time
Work Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Department name: 10001130-Research Projects 
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The Research Data Analyst will work as part of a collaborative research team on an ethnographic assessment of drug use and harm reduction capacity in Maryland counties from the perspective of people who use drugs and stakeholders. This position will be instrumental in supporting mixed methods data collection, management, analysis, and dissemination activities.

This is a full-time position with a fixed end date of August 31, 2019. The primary duties are described below.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

The Research Data Analyst will engage in the following:

  • Lead preliminary data coding, participant record maintenance, and study data management overall (inclusive of qualitative and quantitative data collected among drug users and stakeholders).
  • Conduct data analyses, including codebook development and application, generating memos and data summaries as directed by the investigators.
  • Organize participant records and prepare data reports as requested by the investigators.
  • Procure, file, and securely store audio files, coordinate with transcription services, and manage related quality assurance.
  • Facilitate qualitative and mixed methods data analyses conducted by the study team.
  • Contribute to data dissemination activities, including community presentations, data summaries, abstracts and manuscripts.
  • Successfully collaborate with cross-disciplinary members of the study team

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Successful candidates will be proactive, flexible, and thoughtful, with the proven capacity to work quickly and accurately, both independently and with a small team of dedicated professionals. 

  • Prior qualitative data analysis experience in a public health setting strongly preferred.
  • Prior collaborative qualitative and/or mixed methods research experience a plus.
  • Experience using MAXQDA or other qualitative data management software and Stata or equivalent statistical software.


Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline such as Social and Behavioral Sciences, Anthropology, Sociology, and/or Public Health and three years related experience.


Master's degree in related discipline highly desired (in public health, evaluation, ethnography, or related field), knowledgeable of drug use/injection drug use in the context of health, familiarity with harm reduction approaches to drug use, research experience related to vulnerable populations, such as people who use and/or inject drugs; and/or community stakeholders including front line workers, service providers, first responders, program planners, and decision makers and demonstrated ability on significant graduate project desired.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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