The Government Health and Safety Solutions Operation is seeking a Lead Survey Statistician, contingent upon contract award, in Hyattsville, MD or Atlanta, GA.
The Lead Survey Statistician will support a contract for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The candidate will work closely with Public Health and IT professionals to define, design, and develop survey tools. Capture and document requirements and translate to system design. Consult, design, and implement surveys. Produce documentation for technical analysis, system design, security and training materials, as appropriate. Provide statistical support in data analysis. Demonstrate system capabilities and train users and other survey teams, as needed. Assist with design and analysis of outbreak surveys, passive studies, active studies, cohort and case control studies etc. Use of correlation and regression analysis (linear, logistic, log-linear) techniques, time series, and principles based on time series analysis. Experience using assortment of sampling methodologies for complex survey design. Knowledge of the pros and cons of different sampling methodologies and ability to assist in selection of appropriate sampling methodology.
This task requires:
- Act as the team lead in sampling and statistical survey methodology
- Utilize research methodology and data collection tools to ensure that appropriate data are gathered.
- Conceive, design, plan, and implement research statistical study design for planned projects
- Provide expertise and technical guidance for sampling methodology including error, bias, estimation and inference.
- Conduct data analyses including but not limited to descriptive statistics, factor analyses, generalized linear models, random effects models, analysis of survey data, and other statistical methods.
- Manipulate and extract data from appropriate sources for analysis using a variety of tools such as SAS
Prepare preliminary interpretations of analyses for sharing with scientific and public audiences, project teams, and/or department management.
- Prepare reports in accordance with the analytical results, including providing support for the development of manuscripts.
- Use data and present other information related to performance and evaluation for the dissemination of scientific information and other program data in the form of presentations, reports, slides, and other materials (e.g. newsletters, federal documents) at high level task forces and committees.
- Drives continuous process improvement to enhance performance. Works closely with operations and leaders to continually improve processes and procedures in support of program.
- Assign work to team members, setting deadlines to accomplish tasks.
- PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or related field with 10-15 years of experience.
- 10+ years’ experience in survey analysis and design, quantitative analysis and data interpretation
- 5 years of experience with SQL Server and writing SQL queries
- Solid understanding of how to format and manipulate data and datasets using programs such as Excel, Access, SAS, R, Python, SPSS, SUDAAN, JMP, S-PLUS, or SQL-based programs.
- Experience with advanced statistical analysis and programming tools such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, or R.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Experience with leading teams and providing expert opinions on complex survey design and analysis
Self-motivated with strong planning, problem-solving, analytical and organizational
Experienced with large scale public health survey with focus on outcomes that will determine the prevalence of major diseases and risk factors for diseases
External Referral Bonus:Ineligible
External Referral Bonus $:
Potential for Telework:Yes, 50%
Clearance Level Required:Public Trust
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
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