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Job #: R-00081366-OTHLOC-PL-2D0855
Location: Fairfax, VA
Category: Data Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 100% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 50%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

Chase your aspirations with no boundaries at Leidos! Accelerate your career growth by joining Leidos.

Leidos has an opening for a Senior Data Scientist/Modeler to support the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within HHS in Washington DC. Be part of a small team with outsized impact! Perform a broad and ever-changing array of data science projects supporting national health preparedness and the ongoing COVID-19 response.


Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team conducting a broad range of quantitative analyses. Examples include:

  • develop new forecasting techniques for infectious diseases
  • continue development of existing open-source agent-based modeling software framework
  • perform healthcare cost-benefit and economic impact analyses
  • perform data exploration on novel datasets
  • construct visualization of large and complex data
  • perform epidemiological analyses of infectious diseases
  • assist clinical trial development with statistical analyses
  • estimate the need for medical countermeasures to protect civilians from various threats, be they novel pandemics of use of CBRN agents

You will work as part of a team on large-scale analyses as well as independently investigate problems. Many of these efforts have been recognized as being difficult to solve and require the sophistication, creativity, and judgment of an established and competent data scientist. The position will require significant interaction with cross-functional teams of subject matter experts in non-quantitative fields, so communication skills are key to understanding the analysis needs as well as for briefing the methodology and outcomes.

You will collaborate with scientists from across the federal government, industry, and academia. Expect regular interactions with researchers from NIH, CDC, and the newly-established Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics.

Telecommuting – Up to 100%. Preference for those local to Washington DC and able to take part in occasional on-site events.

Primary Responsibilities.

  • Working with customer to refine a question into a task that can be answered with a model and the available data
  • Developing in and extending an agent-based framework to support infectious disease and other response activities
  • Performing ad-hoc analyses on existing data
  • Performing novel statistical analyses of clinical trial results
  • Performing the entire lifecycle of analysis: problem formulation, data acquisition, data cleaning, analysis, and presentation

Basic Qualifications

  • MS in relevant discipline with 6+ years relevant experience OR PhD in relevant discipline with 4+ years relevant experience
  • Expertise in mathematics, probability and statistics, data science
  • Experience with scientific or mathematical software or programming; particularly R or other scripting language (e.g. Python, MATLAB, or Mathematica)
  • Experience developing software in an object-oriented programming language (Java programming is considered a strong plus)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with supervisors, functional peer groups, and/or outside customers
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of quantitative epidemiology, avian/pandemic influenza, and/or related sciences
  • Knowledge of CBRN effects
  • Experience working with a data-science team, including knowledge of best practices of code management and working with large-scale data
  • Prior experience with Knowledge Data Analytics, quantitative algorithms for prediction and Machine Learning/AI Knowledge of statistics, disease transmission modeling, systems dynamics modeling, Data analytics, Bioinformatics, Health economics and/or economic modeling

Pay Range:

Pay Range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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