Senior Scientific Data Analyst (CDC COVID-19 Response Support)

Clearance Level
Data Analysis
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ67536

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is hiring Senior Scientific Data Analysts to provide support to the Epidemiology Task Force: Ongoing COVID-19 Response Support. Due to the recent events caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC Epidemiology Task Force is responsible for identifying and tracking COVID-19 cases, spread and containment. The COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force Response is critical to accomplishing the CDC’s mission and goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. This position will give support across several teams within the task force.

A scientific data analyst has the necessary education and work experiences to effectively provide data analysis, data management, and data visualization support to the task force. These roles are supporting enhanced COVID-19 surveillance efforts and epidemiological studies. Successful candidates will be at an intermediate to advanced coding level in SAS or R (both is preferred).

RESPONSIBILITIES (vary with years of relevant experience and education):

  • Monitor data submissions from research study partners
  • Provide data cleaning and management support for research studies and surveillance platforms
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of analytical data files and provide data file documentation describing the scientific data source.
  • Manage epidemiological and laboratory data by using SAS or equivalent statistical package (e.g. R)
  • Familiarity with data management software packages (e.g. R, REDCap, Microsoft Access, Excel, EpiInfo, STATA, etc.)
  • Conduct analyses including frequencies, longitudinal data analysis, and univariate and multivariate modeling techniques (linear regression, logistic regression, generalized linear models, and survival analysis)
  • Perform data quality assurance activities, including identifying and resolving any inconsistencies in data flow, data outside legitimate ranges, and illogical data responses
  • Manage data stored in a variety of file formats such as SAS datasets, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SQL, and ASCII files
  • Manipulate and transform data that are stored in a variety of file formats
  • Explore the use of data visualization platforms (e.g. R, Power BI, mapping software) to quickly summarize study findings
  • Support data visualization activities (both for hypothesis generation and to share data with the response) in order to develop communication materials such as data sets, slide sets and summary reports
  • Work on ongoing basis to improve and automate code
  • Conducts weekly data cleaning and generate weekly error reports
  • Database management and upkeep as well as complete ad hoc data requests
  • Determine sampling methodologies to implement if case counts exceed certain thresholds, characterize surveillance back-fill to help with real-time interpretation of data
  • Compile individual-level data submitted from multiple external partners in diverse data formats and merge with laboratory testing results from CDC or contract laboratories
  • Track completeness and quality of data over time
  • Prepare summary tables and descriptive analyses of results on a regular basis
  • Create and modify SAS (or other) programs used for data management and create documentation for programs describing their functions and associated processes and output
  • Support the design, development, and implementation of surveillance tools to collect epidemiologic data
  • Communicate analytic results to internal CDC staff and external partners in a clear, concise and timely manner
  • Assist researchers in developing analytical programs in SAS or R and assist researchers in determining the appropriate statistical techniques to apply to their analyses


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree with 4+ years relevant experience; or Masters degree and 2+ years (preferably a M.S. in statistics or mathematics,, or MPH with a concentration in Epidemiology or Biostatistics)
  • Capable of high level programming in SAS and/or R for data analysis, data visualizations, and data management

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Recent CDC experience
  • Experience on an outbreak response in any capacity


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