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Global Obesity Prevention Center

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Research Program Assistant II

The Research Program Assistant II will assist with data collection and management tasks, including: 1) data entry; 2) data checking, 3) data cleaning and assuring data quality. In addition, the research assistant will aid in coordination of data entry related tasks, creating and modifying databases, maintain filing systems and developing code books.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Sr. Research Program Coordinator

The GOPC is currently seeking a full-time Sr. Research Coordinator to oversee and coordinate all facets of research activities for over five research projects that focus on developing computational models and tools related to public health. This person will act as the primary scientific liaison between the principal investigator and the staff and students working on these projects. This person will assist staff and students with developing and running models that address questions regarding the prevention and control of obesity, analyzing and interpreting their outputs, and helping write reports and manuscripts for publications.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Programmer Analyst

The Programmer Analyst will work with the GOPC's System Science Core (SSC) in order to build computational models and tools that address the prevention and control of obesity.  Primary duties include but not limited to the following: working with the team to develop computational models in line with GOPC research projects ,write code (C++, Java, Python) to match model specifications, document code, have code be reviewed and critiqued in an open and challenging way and review others code and provide valuable feedback to them, test/QA projects, training others to run the developed models and tools.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Research Assistant - Systems Modeler

The Modeler will be responsible for developing and running models that address questions regarding the prevention and control of obesity, analyzing and interpreting their outputs, and helping write reports and manuscripts for publications. This will include directly developing models in existing software packages such as TreeAge, Microsoft Excel, Berkeley Madonna, and NetLogo as well as working with and guiding the programmer to develop home grown models. The modeler should have the ability to understand processes and systems and translate these into the design of a model and its sets of relationships and inputs and outputs. Enthusiasm and interest in learning about obesity and public health is important. The position will involve a fair amount of interaction with different members of the Center as well as external collaborators.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Research Data Analyst

The GOPC is currently seeking a full time data manager/analyst to manage qualitative and quantitative data for various projects related to nutrition, obesity and chronic disease prevention at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Data management tasks include setting up Access databases for data entry, training and supervision of data enterers, assuring data quality and data cleaning. This also includes creating, building and maintaining filing systems, assisting in instrument development and modifications, scheduling data management tasks for the team, and developing procedures for secure storage of data.

For further information and to apply, please see here.

Data Collector

The GOPC is currently seeking a research assistant to perform data collection in Baltimore City in community settings, including participant’s homes, food stores and recreation centers. Primary activities include: 1) Recruitment of research participants; 2) Data collection involving in-depth interviews, focus groups, and quantitative surveys, including food purchasing patterns, Food Frequency Questionnaires and psychosocial questions; 3) Data transcription, entry, cleaning, storage, and analysis; 4) Compliance with human subject standards and research protocols; 5) Weekly staff updates; 6) Assist in program support and administration activities (filing, scheduling, etc.). 

For further information and to apply, please see here.


External Employment Opportunity

 

Project Coordinator- Sports and Society Program

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for leading the Aspen Institute’s Project Play effort to reimagine youth sports in Baltimore City, working in partnership with Under Armour® and its Project Heartbeat initiative. The Project Play: Baltimore initiative will seek to: 1) Measurably lift sport participation rates in Baltimore among youth (through age 17), 2) Develop a local collective impact model that urban areas can use to grow access to sports, and 3) Create the conditions and tell a great story that inspires other communities to adopt the model.

To apply, please see here. For further information on Project Play: Baltimore, please see here.


Student Opportunities

 

The GOPC offers continuous capstone, elective, and internship opportunities for students. 

The areas of opportunities range from:

For further information, please inquire here.


Webinar Series

 

Our GOPC, the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center and McGill University are partnering up to host the BRIDGE webinar series. BRIDGE is designed to prepare for the next generation of big data analytics, woven into transdisciplinary and intersectoral  sciences, policy and innovation. To foster real time learning, the BRIDGE webinar series brings together a new solution-oriented transdisciplinary translational paradigm for the four Ms of big data sciences used on both sides of the health and economic divide (Machines, Methods, Models and Matter).

For further information, please see here.