Full time Remote / Telecommute

data wrangler for Opioid Industry Documents Archive

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Salary: $54,080-$74,390
Created: October 13, 2022


We are still looking for a data wrangler to join the nearly full remote team that is creating the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. Our new posting (below) has been revised and reclassified to more accurately reflect this exciting opportunity to work with documents as data.  We are especially keen on candidates with a background in digital libraries and archives.


Senior Document Workflow Specialist

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking an experienced Senior Document Workflow Specialist. This position will be part of a broad and diverse team at Johns Hopkins performing document manipulation, analysis, and planning activities for the Opioid Industry Documents Archive. The Archive, a joint collaboration between Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF) is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. Additional information about the Archive can be found here: https://www.industrydocuments.ucsf.edu/drug/collections/opioids/


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with technical staff at JHU and at UCSF to engineer a scalable and sustainable workflow for ingesting new documents from various sources into the Archive.
  • Perform a technical analysis of archive documents with respect to features such as file format, presence and quality of OCR text, and the quantity and quality of metadata available.
  • Create analysis datasets for use by other team members.
  • Develop analytical code for use in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Write detailed documentation/specifications for analysis datasets and related files.
  • Perform and document analyses on large, complex datasets.
  • Oversee and perform constructions of datasets, variables and data cleaning.
  • Serve as a quality control checkpoint person for data collected and analyses (conducted by self or by others).
  • Prepare data for analysis by conducting data checks and cleaning, data extraction and transfer between system


Special Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Ability to organize work, set and maintain priorities, and meet quality and quantity standards.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in related discipline, with PhD preferred.
  • One year related experience.
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


*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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Python or similar programming languages.
  • Experience with Linux and Unix operating systems.
  • Experience working with large document collections, creating programs, and generating scripts
  • Experience working with digital archives.
  • Experience creating documentation.

Classified Title:Sr. Research Data Analyst
Working Title: Senior Document Workflow Specialist  
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: To Be Determined 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Remote 
Department name: Epidemiology  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 


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 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.

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


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Published: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:11 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, October 15, 2022 02:11 UTC