Senior Biostatistician (SAS/MPH)

Clearance Level
Silver Spring, Maryland
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Data Analysis

Public Health


REQ#: RQ140727
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work alongside federal civilian agencies. Make an impact by providing services that help the government ensure the well being of U.S. citizens.

Job Description

Seize your opportunity to make a personal impact as a Senior Biostatistician, supporting the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD), a component of the Defense Health Agency (DHA).

GDIT is your place to make meaningful contributions to challenging projects and grow a rewarding career.  

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Biostatistician, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. The Senior Biostatistician will perform a broad and complex range of epidemiologic activities for the surveillance of illness, disease, and injury among service members and DoD beneficiaries including the application of principles of population based public health, disease surveillance, and epidemiology to large military health system (MHS) data sets.


  • Utilizing SAS programming expertise to acquire and analyze personnel and health data for epidemiological studies

  • Assisting in planning, designing, analyzing, and reporting on epidemiological studies

  • Supporting Senior Managing Epidemiologists and other personnel in AFHSD with biostatistical expertise

  • Providing consultative support on a wide variety of epidemiological and health surveillance questions including survey design, data analysis, technical writing, and public health recommendations for epidemiological consultations provided to stakeholders in the Army

  • Responding to requests for information from stakeholders throughout the Army and DoD

  • Assessing and ensuring the accuracy and quality of these products to include writing and reviewing SAS code

  • Providing epidemiological expertise and mentorship to and collaborating with other agencies on a wide variety of epidemiological projects

  • Collecting, monitoring, analyzing, interpreting, and summarizing morbidity and mortality surveillance data for the purposes of supporting behavioral health surveillance efforts for the U.S Army and the DoD

  • Disseminating the results of analytical studies via technical reports, briefings, presentations, manuscripts, websites and other media based on target audiences


  • Education: Master's degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field
  • Required Experience: 3+ years of experience in SAS Coding
  • Required Technical Skills: Has the ability to write and review SAS code for Public Health; Biostatistician certification
  • Security Clearance Level: NACLC (Tier 3) clearable; Active secret clearance preferred
  • Required Skills and Abilities: Experience using independent judgement and advanced knowledge of applied epidemiology
  • US Citizenship Required


  • 401K with company match
  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages
  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career
  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

3 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree

Travel Required

Less than 10%

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.