Biostatistician | GenomeWeb

Biostatistician

Organization
IHRC, Inc.
Job Location
Atlanta, GA, USA,
Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Benefits
Job Description

The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of IHRC, Inc. and will be assigned to the Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB) within the Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA to provide statistical support services for the Epidemiologist Team of RDB.
SCOPE OF WORK:
The Respiratory Diseases Branch (RDB) is seeking support for several critical activities related to the epidemiology of respiratory infections nationally. In 2010, a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was licensed and recommended for all children under the age of 2, and for certain older children. In 2014, this same vaccine was recommended for all adults aged 65 years and older. Because the vaccine prevents pneumonia caused by certain strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae, it is critical to determine whether the vaccine is reducing the burden of pneumonia hospitalizations among children and adults. The successful candidate will provide biostatistician support services to the Epidemiology Team within RDB.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Function 1: Identification and implementation of appropriate methods for the analysis of national and state-based hospital discharge. These data could include, for example, data collected as part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, as well as other similar datasets.
Function 2: Generation of regular reports regarding trends in hospitalizations for pneumonia and, possibly, other conditions. These reports will require written descriptions of the methods used, key findings, and high-quality graphical images.
Function 3: Design of new strategies for statistical evaluation of pneumococcal disease burden and evaluation of new laboratory tests to detect serotype-specific disease.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education: PhD in Biostatistics (preferred) or Master’s degree with ≥5 years’ experience performing similar work.
Experience: Extensive experience with SAS is a requirement. Expertise with other statistical software packages may be helpful.

REQUIREMENT: Must be United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States

How to Apply

SEND RESUME TO: resume@ihrc.com
Indicate in the subject line of your email that you are applying for Biostatistician (61171- Biostat-01)

About Our Organization

IHRC, Inc. provides scientific, information management and administrative program support to various Centers, Institutes and Offices of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under several contracts.

IHRC, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. It is the policy of IHRC, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, and veteran or disability status and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

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