Biostatistician

Clearance Level
None
Category
Bioinformatics
Location
Rockville, Maryland

REQ#: RQ71990

Travel Required: None
Public Trust: NACI (T1)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a Biostatistician to join our team supporting a large Health Research client in Rockville, MD. The GDIT Team will provide integrated comprehensive, responsive, efficient, and analytical support services.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

The Biostatistician shall provide programming and information technology support, including but not limited to:

  •     Provide statistical support to the NIH/National Cancer Institute and collaborators. This support shall include overseeing data cleaning and quality, the creation of datasets, working with scientists to select analytic approaches appropriate to the objectives of the study, and conducting analyses using a variety of statistical techniques and software
  •     Provide statistical support in the design and analysis of surveys, randomized controlled trials, and risk factor assessments including modeling of data
  •     Develop statistical and mathematical models to describe findings and describe current trends and changes in trends
  •     Provide statistical input in the study design phase and analysis phase, as well as in careful review of the end product, focusing on appropriateness of statistical methods and validity of conclusions
  •     Establish and track time schedules for completing various phases of analytical work and development
  •     Design and conduct methodologically sound research and evaluation studies using univariate, bivariate, multivariate and other statistical testing approaches as appropriate
  •     Participate in the interpretation of study results and manuscript preparation
  •     May also provide programming support, which shall include designing and maintaining customized databases for data entry and tracking, querying custom datasets for analysis, supporting and troubleshooting users, developing new functionality as indicated, developing a detailed understanding of existing databases including but not limited to Project, and running descriptive statistics and other computations as requested
  •     Track, monitor, analyze, and report data from surveillance studies
  •     Merge, integrate and pool data across different sources
  •     Perform data management and analysis
  •     Compile and organize data and assure accuracy
  •     Contribute to the writing and editing of reports, manuscripts and other documents

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • BS or equivalent and five years experience or a MS and three years experience
  • Efficient use of statistical software, such as R scripting
  • Proficiency with Excel

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health
  •  NIH or life science experience
  •  Minimum of three years experience in data management and statistical analysis
  •  Knowledge of study design and ability to identify and explore potential sources of bias and confounding and a thorough understanding of statistical methods including but not limited to GEE, linear and non-linear mixed effects models, ROC analysis, decision curve analysis, analysis of agreement, analysis of reproducibility and survival analysis. Bootstrap resampling procedures are often required to calculate standard errors and 95% confidence intervals.
  •  Proficiency with packages such as SAS and Access
  •  Knowledge and experience in assuring data quality and validation and possess capabilities in basic and complex data analysis
  • Ability to draft plans to resolve inaccuracies or other problematic situations
  • Ability to research, learn and provide innovative and original thinking with regards to study design and in the use of established and new statistical methods

ATTRIBUTES FOR SUCCESS:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, as the core duties require regular interaction, both direct and in writing, with staff epidemiologists, health scientists, and programmers
  •  Strong interpersonal skills
  •  Ability to prioritize and effectively manage several projects simultaneously
  •  Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
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.