Company: Cherokee Nation Business
Posted on: September 16, 2021
We are seeking an experienced Senior Biostatistician to join our
team in Alexandria, VA. The candidate will focus on providing high
level expertise in applicable public health disciplines to collect,
abstract, code, analyze, and interpret scientific data contained
within information systems and databases related to public health
for current work within the Department of Defense. The candidate
will be responsible for statistical analysis and reporting of
captured data and is expected to consult on design of statistical
analysis plans, perform high-level statistical processes and report
findings to multiple constituencies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):
Provides expertise in experimental design and sample size
considerations, data collection, choosing and implementing
appropriate statistical methodologies, and interpreting
Conduct statistical analyses such as Structural Equation Modeling
or longitudinal analyses on data sources.
Provide data management, reporting and analysis support to study
investigators using SPSS, R, SAS, and other statistical packages
and tools (such as Excel, Tableau, and Python)
Assist in obtaining, managing, and analyzing the monthly data
Design, develop, and implement research methods and advanced data
analytic techniques to analyze key questions related to suicide
prevention program and intervention outcomes and effectiveness.
Combine large and small data sets to explore hypotheses and answer
Ability to conduct descriptive and inferential statistics,
including regression and analysis of variance.
Provide consultation on design of data processing systems,
specifying the needed output, the required input and the methods of
validation and quality control.
Responsible for ensuring the statistical validity of study
activities by solving problems occurring in the data collection
Performs data replication studies and critically evaluates
statistical procedures used to produce study results.
Work with team to recommend and administer effective statistical
methodology and strategies necessary for the creation, completion,
and analysis of epidemiology or research projects and supervises
the planning and designing of analytical procedures by others.
Provide technical expertise, consultation, advice on statistical
analysis, methods and techniques for data studies. Collaborate with
other researchers in the healthcare disciplines.
Convert highly statistical numerical output results into
easily-understood written form for display in PowerPoint slides,
Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
Perform data mining exercises to identify areas of excellent
performance and areas of potential improvement.
Apply statistical methods including, but not limited to: linear,
logistic, and conditional logistic regression models, as well as
survey statistics and survival analysis.
Perform a variety of tasks relying on extensive clinical,
statistical and information technology experience and judgment to
plan and accomplish goals.
Prepare analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for
analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures;
communicate with clients regarding statistical analysis issues.
Run utilization analyses and descriptive statistics, in order to
support Logic Model for program evaluation.
Conduct Automated Media Scoring. Obtain media articles on DoD
suicide events weekly and score and evaluate the content; develop
an algorithm to automate the media scoring process; develop
tailored outreach methods to specific media outlets and reporters
that regularly cover media reporting; expand and refine media
scoring methods to include social media and other user-generated
Review the annual report, provide written feedback, develop briefs,
and disseminate findings.
Merge disparate data sets to create one large operational data set
for analysis of trends using data architecture and social science
Conduct descriptive statistics, univariate and multivariate
analyses, nonparametric models and statistics on an as needed
Develop scales, higher level nested models, hierarchical linear
modeling, nested within units, as needed.
Translate statistical analyses so that lay audiences will
understand and comprehend information.
Provide guidance and instruction on appropriate statistical
evaluation methods and practices.
Assists clients in interpretation of statistical results.
Clearly summarize findings in oral, written, and graphical
Assist with justifying and defending statistical analyses to
leadership and federal partners.
Schedule meetings and teleconference calls, visit requests,
parking, prepare meeting agendas, maintain meeting minutes, taskers
and minutes repository
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Doctorate Degree required in Biostatistics, Computer Science,
Statistical Mathematics, or other related field and/or
Minimum 5 years of experience as a Statistician/Biostatistician
using commercial statistical software packages, preference for
Experience with sample size calculations and methodologies.
Experience in Suicidology or other behavioral health
Proficient in the use of analysis software, namely SPSS, SAS,
and/or R and other innovative techniques (blockchain, etc.)
Excellent written and verbal communication
Proven application of Microsoft office suite (specifically Excel
Familiarity with governmental agency policies, procedures, and
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of surveillance and case-control study design and
analysis. Experience with a variety of different groups in various
Strong database skills particularly querying and transforming
datasets for import into various applications.
Knowledge of various healthcare data sources and clinical issues.
Keywords: Cherokee Nation Business, Alexandria , Biostatistician, Other , Alexandria, Virginia
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