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Job opening: Statistician (Health)

Salary: $109 278 - 142 065 per year
City: Atlanta
Published at: Feb 15 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
As a global leader in public health & health promotion, CDC is the agency Americans trust with their lives. In addition to our everyday work, each CDC employee has a role in supporting public health emergency management, whether through temporary assignments to emergency responses or sustaining other CDC programs and activities while colleagues respond. Join our team to use your talent, training, & passion to help CDC continue as the world's premier public health organization. Visit www.cdc.gov

Duties

As a Statistician (Health), you will: Prepare comprehensive reviews of studies which include discussion of substantive health issues and research objectives; assessment of the adequacy and quality of data used in the analyses; and assessment of the methodologies, results, and relevance to health issues as they relate to the epidemiological problem under study. Select database appropriate to the problem; include specification of research questions; execution of the database construction; and reviewing and dissemination of the findings. Serve as technical expert with respect to all phases of studies relating to epidemiologic topics under consideration. Work directly with the organization's management staff and external researchers on their short- and long-range plans for their research projects. Examine reports and articles prepared by others within and outside of the organization.

Requirements

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. OR Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. Minimum Qualifications: To qualify at the GS-13 grade level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level, which must include the following experience: providing customer service and technical assistance to researchers, evaluating research proposals for feasibility, using standard statistical software to create large analytical data sets, and managing multiple research projects simultaneously. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

A copy of your transcripts or equivalent documentation is required for positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying based on education or a combination of education and experience. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For more information, visit https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.

Contacts

  • Address NCHS-DIVISION OF RESEARCH AND METHODOLOGY 1600 Clifton Road NE Atlanta, GA 30333 US
  • Name: CDC HELPDESK
  • Phone: (770) 488-1725
  • Email: [email protected]

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