The Biobehavioral Research Division within the Military and Veterans Health Services Operation at Leidos has a need for a Research Epidemiologist.
The individual selected for this position will work in support of the Division Head for Epidemiology in the Department of Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Mission Support at the Naval Health Research Center, and in collaboration with other scientific researchers. This person will contribute to research studies related to the short- and long-term outcomes of military service members. This will include conducting statistical analyses, drafting peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations, contributing to funding applications, and overall project management.
• Serve as an investigator on a multitude of projects focused primarily on injury epidemiology and the health effects of military deployment.
• Write and prepare scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations regarding research findings.
• Utilize statistical programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R) to link and integrate datasets and perform analyses.
• Develop and design studies that are creative, innovative, relevant, and actionable in a military setting.
• Conduct data analysis to identify statistical relationships and interpret results and identify clinical relevance.
• Collaborate with departmental statisticians on projects that utilize advanced epidemiological methods and machine learning.
• Represent NHRC at relevant scientific meetings and present results and study findings to appropriate audiences.
• Review reports, manuscripts, and other documents for accuracy in content, statistics, and data interpretation.
• Assist in researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals for funding.
• Supervise and mentor other epidemiologists in the division.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
- Public health concepts and issues involved in epidemiology, military health, psychology, and other related areas particularly physical injury, psychological trauma and health behaviors.
- Statistical theory and methodology used in epidemiology, psychology, and other public-health-related studies.
- Methods and techniques of compiling, analyzing, and evaluating statistical and other research data for prospective and retrospective study designs.
- Grant applications particularly to Department of Defense mechanisms.
Skills and abilities to:
- Read, understand, and interpret public-health-related technical information.
- Manage multiple projects at once.
- Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to evaluate data.
- Analyze data to draw logical conclusions and make sound clinical management and policy recommendations.
- Prepare and write reports and manuscripts concerning the findings of statistical analysis.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department head, director, scientific researchers, staff, and external collaborators.
- Reprioritize projects as necessary.
- PhD in epidemiology strongly preferred. PhD in related field will also be considered.
- At least 2 years of post-graduate experience is required.
- Must be able to work in a team environment and manage projects from conceptualization through completion.
- Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain secret clearance.
- Previous experience with military health issues is desirable.
- Strong history of publication success and funding application submission is preferred.
- Previous favorable background check or clearance.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Life Scientist
Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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