Washington Statistical Society -- Employment Opportunities
As a service to local statisticians, WSS News provides notification of employment opportunities and description of those seeking employment here in the Washington, DC, area. Readers are encouraged to take advantage of this feature of the newsletter. The deadline for inserting notices is five (5) weeks before the publication date. Those interested should email or call Anne Peterson, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 504-9483.
In WSS News
- Mathematical Statistician
(Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration, deadline: July 17, 2014)
The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Staff in the Office of Analytics and Outreach in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition is seeking a qualified Mathematical Statistician, GS-1529-14. Our statisticians support a wide range of regulatory policy and research activities involving foods, food additives, nutrition, cosmetics, and dietary supplement safety. The successful candidate will be able to serve as a recognized expert in theoretical and applied statistics. This position provides the opportunity to apply statistical and mathematical tools to positively impact food safety decision making. Frequent interactions with Center chemists, economists, microbiologists, physicians, lawyers and other Center personnel may motivate the development, as well as application of novel techniques in problems relating to statistical sampling, experimental design, risk assessment or data and text mining. Interaction with other FDA Centers, other governmental agencies, industrial and academic groups are quite common. Expertise in a range of analysis software such as SAS, R, SQL, Python, etc, is highly desirable. [more
- Survey Statistician
(Fors Marsh Group LLC, deadline: until filled)
Fors Marsh Group LLC (FMG) is an applied research consulting firm based in Northern Virginia. Our primary mission is to leverage insights from the social sciences for improved organizational decision-making. FMG is seeking an experienced and motivated Survey Statistician to work as part of a survey research team. This individual’s primary responsibility will be to provide statistical and methodological expertise for large-scale surveys designed and executed specifically for our clients. [more
(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department Of Health And Human Services, deadline: August 8, 2014)
Serve as a Statistician in the Division of Surveillance and Data Collection performing the following duties:
- Design surveys to include sample design, data collection methods, and questionnaire design content and testing
- Evaluate survey processes and impact on data quality and recommend improvements for collecting and processing statistical data
- Collect, analyze and disseminate data related to the prevalence, consequences, and treatment of substance use and mental health disorders
- Identify bias and inconsistencies in data; develop editing and imputation procedures to modify the data; and oversee the modification of the data
- Participate in oral discussions within the research project team in order to plan, coordinate, make decisions related to the study design, data management, or statistical analysis aspects of a survey research project
- Disseminate results of research projects in a wide range of venues including publications, peer reviewed journals, summaries, manuscripts, and special reports
- Service Fellowship in the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch
(National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, deadline: July 21, 2014)
The Service Fellow, reporting to the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch Chief, will contribute to multiple aspects of designing, conducting, analyzing, and presenting data from NSLTCP. The study uses data from nationally representative surveys and administrative records to provide information on long-term care providers' practices, services offered, staffing, and people served. The Fellow may develop data collection materials and protocols, monitor survey data collection progress and quality, collaborate with provider and other associations to promote survey participation, prepare data files, organize data gathered from primary and secondary sources, perform statistical analyses, and prepare publications on long-term care in the United States. In addition, the Fellow will provide technical assistance to users of NCHS' complex survey data on long-term care. [more
- Service Fellowship in Health Services Research Division of Health Interview Statistics
(National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control, deadline: July 31, 2014)
As a member of the Data Analysis and Quality Assurance Branch, the Fellow will contribute to multiple aspects of preparing, analyzing, and disseminating the annual NHIS microdata on health insurance coverage. Responsibilities will include reviewing data quality, developing data editing and programming specifications, planning and conducting data analysis, providing technical consultation and advice to data users and colleagues, developing tables and graphics for data presentation, and preparing standard and specialized analyses on health care access and utilization for NCHS reports and scientific journals. [more
ASA Employment Help:
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Cancer Institute/Biometric Research Branch
The Biometric Research Branch of the National Cancer Institute is seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics. Statisticians in the group have the following main functions: conduct research in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and computational biology on topics ranging from methodology to facilitate understanding at the molecular level of the pathogenesis of cancer to methodology to enhance the conduct of clinical trials of new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches; provide consulting and statistical leadership for the national and international research programs of the NCI in clinical trials to evaluate therapy, developmental therapeutics, developmental diagnostics, and diagnostic imaging.
The Biometric Research Branch (BRB) is the statistical and biomathematical component of the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis of the National Cancer Institute (of the National Institutes of Health). Its members provide consulting and statistical leadership for the national and international research programs of the division in developmental therapeutics, developmental diagnostics, diagnostic imaging, and clinical trials to evaluate therapy. The members of the Branch (BRB) conduct research in biostatistics, bioinformatics and computational biology on topics ranging from methodology to facilitate understanding at the molecular level of the pathogenesis of cancer to methodology to enhance the conduct of clinical trials of new therapeutic and diagnostic approaches. In particular, the BRB staff collaborates in the design and implementation of analytic tools to predict clinical efficacy, or action against a molecular target, for potential anti-cancer agents, from the NCI in-vitro and in-vivo tumor cell line screens. The BRB collaborate in research to elucidate the inter-related roles of agent biochemical mechanism and tumor molecular characteristics. The BRB conduct independent and collaborative research on the effects of new cancer treatments, and on improved statistical methodology for the evaluation of new treatments and they develop mathematical models for the design of treatment regimens for evaluation in clinical trials. The BRB also develops statistical and computational methods and bioinformatic systems for the analysis of genome and gene expression data.
BRB offices are located in the suburbs of Washington D.C. on the NCI Rockville, MD headquarters, 15 minutes from the NCI/NIH Bethesda campus. Candidates must be U.S. citizens. Experience in the statistical methodology of clinical trials design and analysis, in particular, the role of biomarkers in diagnosis and therapeutic decision making is advantageous. This is a pre-vacancy announcement to gauge interest. Individuals should send their resume and a statement of interest to Dr. Richard Simon, Chief BRB, at email@example.com. Additional information is at http://brb.nci.nih.gov.
DHHS, NIH and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.