The Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant Scientist faculty position. The successful candidate would have their academic appointment in Infectious Disease Epidemiology with research activities centered in the ALIVE (AIDS Linked to the IntraVenous Experience) cohort study.
We are looking for a talented and energetic faculty member to contribute to the ongoing ALIVE research program with both scientific and administrative responsibilities. The position provides opportunities for diverse research experiences in a supportive, interdisciplinary and collegial environment with potential for growth. The successful applicant will interact with a dedicated research clinic and data center with ~ 25 staff. The candidate will have responsibilities in spearheading new research initiatives including developing new study instruments, implementing and monitoring data collection, and input on design and executing study procedures.
The faculty member will have the opportunity to develop their own research focus within the broad ALIVE research portfolio. We especially encourage candidates with complementary expertise in the areas of social or behavioral epidemiology, neighborhood or GIS/spatial analysis, and/or statistical / methodological development for cohort studies. The faculty candidate will be expected to lead analyses, take the leadership on manuscript writing and prepare results for presentations. Prior experience in coordination of complex longitudinal studies and in analysis of cohort data is strongly preferred. The candidate should have the ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary collaborations and should enjoy working with graduate students. Opportunities exist for collaboration with investigators throughout the several Hopkins divisions.
Environment: The BSPH has >600 full-time faculty in 10 departments representing the major domains of public health. By several ranking systems as well as research dollars, the SPH consistently ranks first among the US schools of public health. With a diverse and international faculty and student body, the SPH is the largest educator in public health in the world, with >2,200 current students from 87 nations. The Department of Epidemiology is the oldest and among the largest EPI departments with >120 full-time faculty. Initiated in 1988, the ALIVE Study is among the largest and longest running cohort studies of HIV and drug use. ALIVE has a shared clinical and data center in Baltimore and an extensive biospecimen repository with >1 million unique sample aliquots. ALIVE’s research portfolio spans epidemiological, behavioral, clinical, and translational research. In addition to core funding from NIDA, ALIVE has supported 21 NIH grants and 6 K-awards during just the last 5 year funding period. A description of the School, Department and Study can be found at the following webpages: