Data Scientist - Data Management and Epidemiology

Clearance Level
Data Science
Atlanta, Georgia

REQ#: RQ135666

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

GDIT in support of the CDC Influenza Division in seeking a Data Scientist with Data Management and Epidemiology experience to utilize computational modeling, statistical, and epidemiological approaches to support surveillance and research activities related to transmission studies within the Influenza division.

The CDC Influenza Division (ID) provides critical standards for pandemic preparedness to the U.S. State Public Health Laboratories and acts as a World Health Organization (WHO) reference laboratory supporting international influenza surveillance and response networks. Rapid genetic and antigenic characterization of circulating viral strains and emerging viruses with pandemic potential, coupled with vaccine development are essential components to increase pandemic readiness and response. CDC requires support in research and development efforts to eliminate data gaps in influenza surveillance by increasing the diagnostic and immunization tools available to clinical providers, public health laboratories and domestic and international partners. Monitoring influenza viruses through the application of molecular technologies and incorporation of laboratory surveillance with classic epidemiology facilitate detection of new epidemic variants and provide complete and accurate information about influenza viruses posing a pandemic threat. The use of viral molecular technologies and surveillance studies will provide candidate viruses for pre-pandemic and pandemic vaccine development to assist decision makers in formulating management strategies needed during influenza outbreaks, epidemics, or pandemic.

The work is in Atlanta at CDC’s, Roybal Campus.


  • Data manage and analyze epidemiological surveillance for the household transmission studies

  • Utilize collected surveillance data and process it using data management and analysis techniques 

  • Use R analytic tool to streamline and automate processes related to disease statistics

  • Communicate progress orally and in writing with technical monitor and other researchers.

  • Assist the technical monitor with preparation of reports, presentations, and papers for publication in scientific journals.

  • Communicate orally and in writing results with internal and external partners.


  • MS/MPH (Masters Public Health)

  • 1-2 years’ experience within data management and routine analysis of transmission studies.

  • Must have professional experience using R

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a research team.

  • Experience working with large multidisciplinary teams.

  • US citizen or permanent resident, position will require a CDC security clearance.


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

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career 

  • 401K with company match 

  • Diverse, highly collaborative teams

  • Professional development, education assistance, certification and training opportunities





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