Public Health Biostatistician

REMOTE AA   Government - Civil Service Posted: 1 week ago  

Job Description:
Our large Government client is hiring a Biostatistician to provide support to their Epidemiology Task Force. The COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force Response is critical to accomplishing their mission and goals during the COVID-19 pandemic. This position will give support to the Enhanced Surveillance Platforms team that coordinates surveillance of respiratory disease and vaccination including COVID-19 and RSV among others throughout the U.S. Huge opportunity to make a massive impact at the Nation’s leading service organization for Public Health!

Requirements:
• 10+ years of professional experience as a biostatistician supporting data analytics for Public Health
• Including public health surveillance efforts
• Extensive experience working with observational vaccine effectiveness estimation (i.e., test negative design, case-control analyses)
• Experience working on disease burden estimation (i.e., estimating attributable fraction, incidence rate calculation)
• Advanced programming skills in SAS or R with experience working with large datasets
• M.S. degree in statistics (PhD in statistics highly preferred)
• Excellent communication skills with ability to work in a fast-paced environment, experience leading analyses when model challenges arise

Nice to have:
• Prior CDC work experience
• Experience with simulation modeling
• PhD in Statistics

Responsibilities:
• Work on disease burden estimation (e.g. estimating attributable fraction, incidence rate calculation) and observational vaccine effectiveness estimation (e.g. test-negative design, case-control analyses)
• Develop, revise, and review study protocols, questionnaires, and other data collection forms (e.g. REDCap)
• Provide quality assurance guidance to technical and program staff to ensure data integrity including preparing program guidelines to increase consistency, performing necessary data checks, managing datasets and documentation.
• Maintain relevant IRB approvals for research with human subjects at CDC and provide technical support for approvals at collaborating institutions.
• Liaise with principal investigators, site coordinators, study enrollers, and laboratory personnel; or jurisdictional principal investigators, coordinators and data managers.
• Write and troubleshoot SAS programs, organize, test, and streamline the surveillance system data components, and create SAS datasets for analyses.
• Perform descriptive analyses of data for epidemiological studies using SAS or an equivalent package (e.g. R).
• Assist with preparation of scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, develop data reports, write programs, and analyze data as needed for reports, abstracts, presentations, and papers.

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