Senior Epidemiologist (PhD/SAS)

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

Data Analysis



REQ#: RQ146959
Requisition Type: Pipeline
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

Senior Epidemiologist

Drive better health outcomes for our clients as a Senior Epidemiologist at GDIT, supporting the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Division (AFHSD). This position will allow you the opportunity to work with one of the largest health surveillance data sets, composed of millions of records related to multiple diseases and conditions, and a variety of clinical trials. You will also work alongside expert epidemiologists and analytical SMEs.

The AFHSD is the central epidemiologic resource for the U.S. Armed Forces, conducting medical surveillance to protect those who serve our nation in uniform and allies who are critical to our national security interests. Explore our website to learn about the critical role AFHSD plays in force health protection.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Epidemiologist you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Senior Epidemiologist joining our team to protect those who serve our nation in uniform and allies who are critical to our national security interests.


  • Gathers, analyzes, and interprets epidemiologic data

  • Provides consultative support on a wide variety of health surveillance questions on military-related populations to public health professionals, key military leaders, policy leaders, and researchers throughout the DoD

  • Assists in formulation of sound epidemiological studies (i.e., hypothesis generation, study concept and design, data retrieval from AFHSD and other DoD databases, analytic techniques, and reporting)

  • Uses expertise in SAS to analyze personnel and health data for military-related epidemiological studies and review SAS code written by AFHSD analysts for accuracy

  • Ensures timely completion of analysis, summaries, and reports produced by E&A

  • Ensures data quality of reports and analyses are of highest quality and accuracy

  • Prepares ad hoc briefings, white papers, summaries, reports, manuscripts and presentations on health surveillance


  • Education: Doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics or public health (or related field)
  • Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience in health surveillance and/or applied epidemiology

  • Required Technical Skills: Demonstrated experience in health data analyses using SAS; Experience in using Microsoft Office software

  • Security Clearance Level: Must be able to obtain a Secret clearance

  • Location: Silver Spring, MD - Hybrid working 2 days onsite/3 days remote working

  • US Citizenship Required


  • Challenging work that makes a real impact on the world around you  

  • 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

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays




Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

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 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.