Biostatistician-CDC

Clearance Level
None
Category
Statistical Analysis
Location
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ82525

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is supporting CDC in research and development efforts and in influenza surveillance by increasing the diagnostic and immunization tools available to clinical providers, public health laboratories and domestic and international partners. We are seeking a Senior Biostatistician with experience in advanced statistical methods for studies focusing on the burden and severity of influenza-associated disease, influenza vaccine effectiveness and vaccine related serologic studies. Such experience will be used to expand standardized methods and provide assistance with study design, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of results, and policy formulation. This work will provide necessary information for strategic decision making, program planning for control and prevention and program effectiveness evaluation during influenza and related respiratory disease outbreaks, epidemics, or pandemics. The position is in the Influenza Division (ID) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), Office of Infectious Disease (OID).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and recommend priorities for statistical methodologies used in influenza program activities to ensure the results of program activities are valid and reliable.
  • Recommend and maintain appropriate statistical standards for influenza prevention, monitoring, and control activities, including, but not limited to, analytic strategies, and statistical processes used.
  • Identify and use relevant epidemiologic and statistical methodologies and mathematical models in studies of influenza disease burden and severity and influenza vaccine effectiveness, including the use of methods not traditionally used in public health.
  • Conduct analysis of human serology data (mixed effect models in SAS and R) in time sensitive manner for vaccine consultation meetings. 
  • Write protocols describing in detail standard practices for the design, implementation, and presentation of statistical analyses of existing and proposed studies to be conducted by the Influenza Division or in collaboration with other national and international agencies.
  • Prepare technical and non-technical summaries of work, scientific reports, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed literature. 
  • Advise and consult with regard to statistical methods and quantitative policy analysis to the Division’s senior scientists and a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations working on influenza control and prevention at the national and international levels.
  • Use general knowledge of statistical methodologies to make recommendations or assist with data analysis for a range of Branch and Influenza Division projects, including but not limited to, disease surveillance systems, epidemiology studies, sampling design, studies of influenza vaccination or treatment modalities, and analysis of laboratory assay or genomic data.
  • Provide accelerated analysis and evaluation of data during agency emergencies from pandemic or epidemic outbreaks, ensuring high quality information is provided to CDC for critical decision.
  • Provide leadership to developing new and innovative analytic approaches to studying influenza-related prevention activities including, but not limited to, surveillance data and/or observational studies, quantitative policy analysis, health system studies, and disease models.

REQUIREMENTS

  • PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics or related field or MS Statistics/Biostatistics with 5+ years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with applied statistical analysis of infectious disease surveillance data, epidemiology studies, sampling design, and/or laboratory assay data is desired.
  • Strong background in SAS and/or R.

THE FOLLOWING IS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Strong scientific background in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related fields
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.

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.