The data manager will play a lead role in the construction and management of an Integrated Data System. Applicants should be comfortable programming/scripting, writing documentation, and fulfilling data requests from researchers. This person should be an inquisitive self-starter with the ability to learn new technologies in a reasonable amount of time when required.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Data management and analysis
Database creation and management
Import source data from CSV files
Create indices and key field relationships
Create functions and stored procedures for common tasks
Summary information for documentation purposes
Ad-hoc queries for IDS core team
Queries to provide researchers with data extracts or to re-shape data for certain types of statistical analysis
Backups and recovery procedures
Describe data sets as we receive them from agencies. In some cases, the data provider will already have a useable data dictionary, but sometimes these will need to be created by us.
Document areas of concern in data sets, such as missing/inconsistent data, that could pose a problem for researchers attempting to use the data.
Document source data changes (differences in methodology) over time. (i.e., explain adding / dropping fields from an otherwise stable dataset over time).
Provide technical assistance to researchers who will be using the data.
Bachelor's degree required. This individual will already have three years of data management experience, whether that's in a job or while completing a degree.
Special Skills & Knowledge:
Fluency with multiple data management tools
Relational databases such as SQL Server (preferred), Oracle, or MySQL
Structured data formats such as CSV, XML, JSON
One or more of the following statistical packages: R (preferred), Stata, SPSS, or SAS
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130... years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Baltimore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.