Assistant Scientist

Hopkins Business of Health Initiative
Department of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Applications Due: The position will be open until filled.

The Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has an opening for two research faculty positions in the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI). HBHI is a University-wide initiative integrating research, practice, and policy across Hopkins’ leading schools of business, public health, nursing, and medicine to advance the scholarship at Johns Hopkins University to understand health care inefficiencies and improve the productivity of the US health system. 

This position is open rank on the non-professorial track. A PhD is preferred. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions include a combination of administrative and scholarly activities and requires coordination with investigators and staff from multiple departments and divisions across the University. 

We welcome applications from those with expertise in the fields of health economics, health services research, health policy, or health care management.  The successful candidate will exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship aligned with the agenda of HBHI.

One position is an associate managing director where administrative activities involve the coordination of efforts between the variety of research projects aligned with HBHI organizational goals.  In addition to the opportunities for collaboration on various projects, activities include tracking multiple project teams, ensuring program goals are reached; managing budget and funding channels; maintaining organizational standards; and cultivating relationships with external partners to advance our impact through policy and practice.

The second position is an associate data director with responsibilities to administrate the HBHI data hub, a university-wide data infrastructure and service center housing Medicare claims and, eventually, many other data resources and provide a platform for data-driven research collaborations. The role will have both operational and strategic responsibilities.   Operational responsibilities will include managing data assets, processing data requests, monitoring data hub budget, and assisting junior investigators through trainings and preliminary data runs.  Strategic responsibilities will include assisting with developing and implementing plans for growth and sustainability of the HBHI data hub and prioritizing purchases to grow data hub resources.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a current CV.  Applicants should also arrange for three professional references to submit recommendation letters.  These items can be submitted to, which is the University’s secure online search platform. Please direct all questions about this search to Jamey MH Longden, Program Coordinator for the Hopkins Business of Health Initiative, Department of Health Policy and Management at or (410) 955-8033.

Sr. Statistical Programmer Analyst

General summary/purpose:

The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI) at Johns Hopkins University has an opening for a senior statistical programmer. The Hopkins Business of Health Initiative is a new collaborative initiative between Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School and its three world-leading health schools – the Bloomberg School of Public Health, School of Nursing, and School of Medicine – to integrate research, practice, and policy to improve the productivity of the nation’s health system. This new initiative will ensure that Johns Hopkins University plays a leading role in transforming our national health system into the most productive and admired health system in the world.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • The Programmer position will support health economics, health services, and policy-related research projects conducted by investigators at HBHI.
  • The Programmer will use SAS, R, and/or Stata programming skills to create analytical datasets from surveys, health care claims, electronic health record, and other data sources.
  • The Programmer will implement non-routine macros and advanced techniques to combine data from different data sources and databases as well as use advanced statistical methods to analyze data. Strong teamwork, communication, and collaboration skills are needed to support multiple projects led by individual investigators. In certain circumstances, remote work may be possible.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience.
  • Experience in applying health services research methods through SAS, STATA, or R programming is required.
  • Statistical programming skills are required (strong expert level).

Preferred qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Economics, Public Health, or a related field is preferred. SQL experience is preferred.
  • Prior work experience in academic or research setting in health care is preferred.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and experience working with diverse research teams also desired.

Classified Title: Sr. Programmer Analyst 
Working Title: Sr. Statistical Programmer Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $59,280- $81,430; commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 – 5 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health 
Department name: 60004112-Health Policy & Management -Independent 
Personnel area: School of Public Health

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

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