Data Science Lead

Full time

Employment Information

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking an experienced Data Science Lead to lead the querying, cleanup, enhancement and discovery of millions of digital documents at scale. This is a unique opportunity for a highly motivated, creative, and talented computer or data scientist to advance understanding of the role of corporate behavior in public health.

As part of a broad and diverse team working on the Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA), this position will lead OIDA’s effort to support users who want to query, retrieve, explore, and visualize OIDA documents. A joint collaboration between Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), OIDA is a digital repository of publicly disclosed documents from recent judgments, settlements, and ongoing lawsuits concerning the opioid crisis. Additional information about OIDA can be found at

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a workstream dedicated to application of data science and computational methods to OIDA documents.
  • Manage replication of OIDA data from UCSF to JHU.
  • Query and analyze OIDA documents to assist team members with data cleanup and quality assurance.
  • Produce tools to help OIDA users query, explore, visualize, and analyze OIDA documents.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Ability to work independently, set and maintain priorities, and meet project deadlines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline. Typically require PhD.
  • One-year related experience. Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with Python.
  • Experience with Jupyter notebooks.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences and the humanities.
  • Experience writing code to work with non-numerical data.
  • Experience working with digital documents.
  • Experience creating documentation.

Total Rewards

The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:

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. 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.

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.

Accommodation Information

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