The Senior Research Data Analyst in the Office of Research is responsible for collecting and managing data on the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships (BDP) program and other university-wide research initiatives. Reporting to the Executive Director for Research, this role is responsible for the strategic design, implementation, and accessibility of resources that enable effective and reliable data analytics and business intelligence.
Given the very public nature of these programs and their importance to University leadership, this position requires a motivated professional with significant expertise in visualizing data in a dashboard and an understanding of the academic research environment. The ideal candidate is a quick learner, curious, innovative, results-oriented and has strong interpersonal skills.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
Serve as a core member of the Office of Research, providing high level data management and analysis to inform strategic planning and to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives through data-driven research. Review and understand large sets of historical data while being able to highlight relevant trends and patterns. Must be able to rapidly understand data schemas and layouts, and organize material and complete assignments according to established standards regarding clarity, conciseness, style and terminology. Must be able to gather large data sets by hand, perform advanced data extraction and leverage data analytics expertise to identify/understand organizational needs and contribute to the formation and execution of strategy.
The largest interdisciplinary professorship program worldwide, the BDP program is an ambitious effort to recruit one hundred top researchers to Johns Hopkins University. As bridges between distinct groups of researchers, the BDPs serve as translators, conveners, and thought leaders, bringing together diverse teams to tackle big problems and inspiring their colleagues to do the same.
Manage and further develop the BDP metrics dashboard, hosted in Tableau, which is used for reporting on the program’s impact to Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Collect, curate and manage BDP data from various sources and offices for twice-yearly full dashboard updates; these data are largely outside of the existing information systems.
Clean and validate data using tools and programming languages such as SAS, R, Python, Tableau Prep, or Veera Construct.
Update relevant data throughout the year, as available, consistently ensuring data quality and integrity.
Using knowledge of impact reporting and the academic research environment, suggest new metrics to test for the BDP program’s impact on measures of interdisciplinary research and teaching, and on our community.
Lead the development and delivery of BDP metrics reports and other analytical solutions used by senior leadership to inform recruitment and programming efforts.
Ensure accurate data and information in the team’s BDP Airtable database.
Assist BDP Communications Manager with gathering and presenting metrics from Google and Twitter Analytics, and assist with identifying data-driven stories for qualitative reports.
Present senior leadership with key findings in a non-technical manner to inform recruitment and program management.
The Office of Research manages three institutional awards programs: Catalyst Awards, Discovery Awards and the President’s Frontier Awards. Together, these programs represent the largest institutional commitment to faculty research in the country. Additionally, the office has a growing portfolio of research communications programs to grow our faculty as thought leaders, build the professorial community, and expand the audience for research discoveries.
Manage the annual proposal submission processes for the awards programs including proposal intake and troubleshooting, reviewer assignment, and results collection and reporting.
Assist with compiling leadership briefings presented to the President and Provost for approval of award recipients.
Create a biennial return-on-investment report on the Catalyst and Discovery Awards for senior leadership, collecting and analyzing data on the impact of the awards from several performance indicators.
Present senior leadership with key findings in a non-technical manner to inform program management and strategy.
Website and Other:
Lead the development and creation of Office of Research metrics reports, compiling annual measures of productivity and return on investment from the Research subteams (JHURA, Research Development, BDP and Awards Programs, and Research Communication), identifying trends and achievements to highlight.
Produce high level data reports and provide strategic input based on analytic findings for team leadership on trends in research funding, institutional rankings, interdisciplinary collaboration, and more.
Maintain the Office of Research website, proactively updating pages, building pages for new research initiatives, and reformatting existing pages to best display changing information.
Coordinate testing of WordPress updates on the Research and Provost’s websites and introduce resolutions for issues to the software engineer.
Establish and maintain the infrastructure related to accurate data analysis such as data tools and data integrity procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in STEM-related discipline.
One year related data-intensive experience required, preferably within the higher education environment. Two or more years of experience preferred.
Desired Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrable experience presenting key findings and complex ideas in a non-technical manner to clients and senior leadership.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to convey information to faculty, staff and University officials.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, deadlines and responsibilities requiring a strong work ethic that stresses delivery of sound, accurate data.
Understanding of the academic research environment including faculty incentives, measures of research impact, the funding ecosystem, and prestigious recognitions and awards.
Comprehensive knowledge of key analytics and reporting software, including SQL reporting tools, Microsoft Excel, and Tableau.
Experience with data manipulation/cleaning using tools and programming languages such as SAS, R, Python, or Tableau Prep.
Knowledge of WordPress, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative, SAP, Coeus, Google Analytics, Twitter Analytics, and FluidReview or similar application management product.
Familiarity with Airtable or other Customer Relations Management (CRM) software suites and document imaging/document management applications.
Ability to self-motivate, work effectively both independently and cooperatively, and has had proven success working as a member of a team.
Experience with Java programming for web automation is a plus.
Knowledge of current trends and technologies used in data science.
Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Working Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495 to $72,210 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30AM - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000033-Vice Provost Research Office of Personnel area: University Administration
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