Research Data Analyst

Johns Hopkins University · Baltimore, MD (Hybrid)

Data + Analytics
Public Service & Civic Engagement
$47,500 - $83,300 Per Year
Posted 5 days ago

Project Management
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Research Data Analyst

The Bloomberg Center for Public Innovation at Johns Hopkins University (the Center) seeks a Research Data Analyst to join the Data & Insights team. The first of its kind in the world, the Center aims to advance the field of public sector innovation by marrying cutting-edge practice with world class research in order to transform the culture of government, deliver exceptional results for residents, and inspire trust in public service.

Data & Insights establishes and unites key performance indicators, generates internal and external intelligence, advances our relationship intelligence, and informs future practice. You will report to the Senior Advisor, Data and Insights. This position includes,

  • Data-oriented research.
  • Data collection.
  • Cleaning, exploration, analysis.
  • Visualization to uncover insights.
  • Answer policy-related questions.
  • Innovate, creative solutions that help local governments solve problems that matter to leaders and residents.
  • You should have a strong understanding of Quantitative analysis methodologies.
  • Curiosity and commitment to unlocking the full potential of data for the public good.

The Center is committed to addressing structural and entrenched racism and recognizes the public sector’s role in perpetuating these legacies. We are looking for candidates committed to dismantling structural and entrenched racism and addressing these issues, both as we build a new organization and advance this work in communities.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Identify and use public open data sources (like the U.S. Census) and other research data sources.
  • Clean and combine data from internal and external sources to tell a multifaceted story.
  • Visualize data to explore trends and relationships.
  • Collect insights from qualitative data, such as interviews, and combine it with quantitative data.
  • Create proxies for unattainable data (e.g. number of closed pothole complaints on 311 rather than actual potholes in a city).
  • Help to produce new resources related to data governance and tool adoption including reports, tutorials, and guides to strengthen the Center's internal knowledge base.
  • Provide research and analytical support to Communications team and other practice areas.
  • Collaborate with other analysts, data scientists, researchers, policy experts, and other technical and non-technical partners.
  • Perform routine administrative tasks, including scheduling and document management.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Familiarity with ArcGIS Online and Operational Dashboard or QGIS.
  • Familiarity with public sector data, policies.
  • Familiarity with qualitative research methods and how to combine qualitative and quantitative data for analysis.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce.
  • Knowledge of open-source relational databases such as MySQL or PostgreSQL.
  • Knowledge of how to use SQL to access and modify relational databases.
  • Experience translating complex analytical findings into clear summaries for many different audiences.
  • Ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets - including protocols for optimizing data hygiene and working with sensitive data.
  • Ability to fill-in the holes of incomplete datasets with additional data and/or proxies for missing results.
  • Ability to self-initiate in a results-oriented workplace.
  • Desire to go beyond the immediate requested task and 'follow the data' wherever it leads.
  • Interest in learning new tools and skills necessary to perform the work.
  • Excellent oral, written, and research skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and a systematic approach to problem solving.
  • Commitment to a collegial workplace.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline.
  • Three years related experience.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelors' Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Science, or related field.
  • Programming proficiency in Python for data cleaning and analysis. Familiarity with the Matplotlib Python library is preferred. Experience with a different programming language such as R will be considered.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (including Pivot tables).
  • Proficiency in Google Suite (including Sheets, Docs, Slides).
  • Experience collecting data and/or modifying data in databases via APIs.
  • Experience automating data pipelines.
  • Experience with entity relationship diagrams.
  • Experience with version control software (e.g. GitHub).
  • Experience building and maintaining dashboards in PowerBI and Tableau Cloud.
  • Experience using project management and collaboration software such as Asana.
  • An understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods.



Classified Title: Research Data Analyst 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC  
Starting Salary Range: $47,500 - $83,300 Annually ($75,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday 9am-5:30pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/Homewood Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Ctrs for Govt Excellence & Public Innova  
Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers 


Total Rewards
The referenced base salary range represents the low and high end of Johns Hopkins University’s salary range for this position. Not all candidates will be eligible for the upper end of the salary range. Exact salary will ultimately depend on multiple factors, which may include the successful candidate's geographic location, skills, work experience, market conditions, education/training and other qualifications. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

Education and Experience Equivalency
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Applicants Completing Studies
Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Background Checks
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

Diversity and Inclusion
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit

Vaccine Requirements
Johns Hopkins University strongly encourages, but no longer requires, at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. We still require all faculty, staff, and students to receive the seasonal flu vaccine. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. This change does not apply to the School of Medicine (SOM). SOM hires must be fully vaccinated with an FDA COVID-19 vaccination and provide proof of vaccination status. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Hybrid: On-site 1-2 days a week

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