Epidemiologist - Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)

Silver Spring, MD
Jan 12, 2017
Apr 13, 2017
Full Time
Position Summary:


S/he will assist with the DVBIC HQ research division in conducting clinical investigational projects and provides investigational and analytical support to the Division of Research, in support of the development, analysis, interpretation, and management of a variety of research studies or data sources.


Primary Responsibilities:


Responsible for assisting with the DVBIC HQ research division handling requirements for single or multiple research study/studies/protocols to include source document design, screen testing and approval, data capture, research data set creation and scientific graphics and data analyses. Assists in the preparation of scientific reports/papers. Gathers and analyzes information from users needed for the development or modification of the data collection systems. Assists researchers in retrieving information from databases and other multiple data sources. Provides research and management reports as requested. Provides ad hoc data sets for researchers as required to insure that research needs are being met. Design, develop, obtain funding for, and/or implement research projects in order to contribute to knowledge about health and health care delivery in traumatic brain injury. Disseminate research results through presentations to scientific and professional groups and through publications in scientific and professional journalsPerforms statistical analyses, power analyses, and technical/methodological consultations as needed to support internal and external TBI research stakeholders and assisting in the preparation of any resulting proposals, protocols, manuscripts, posters, or presentations.Provide service to the professional and scientific community through membership on scientific peer review groups and national policy and advisory boards. Non Primary Responsibilities:                                                                                                            

    Other duties consistent with the above responsibilities.

Position Requirements:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of research design, clinical data analysis; scientific writing skills; ability to write and communicate effectively to scientific/technical audiences as well as non-scientific/technical audiences. Extensive knowledge of a standard statistical software library (e.g., SAS, STATA or SPSS) and database design. Research methods and theory in health research related discipline; data analysis and interpretation skills.


Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data.

 1. Plans data collection, and analyzes and interprets statistical data from surveys, experiments, studies, and other sources.

 2. Plans methods to collect information and develops questionnaire techniques according to survey design.

 3. Conducts surveys, evaluates reliability of source information, adjusts and weighs raw data, analyzes and interprets statistics, and organizes results.

 4. Prepares conclusions and predictions based on data summaries.

 5. Prepares reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids.

 6. May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced statisticians, and may have supervisory responsibilities.

 7. Participates in special projects as required.

Education Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in public health or related scientific discipline.



Qualifications Must be a U.S. citizen. / Must be able to obtain a National Security Clearance.


Minimum Experience: 4-6 years’ experience providing quality assurance for human subject research trials. Prior experience within the DoD/VA systems of care strongly preferred.


Required Licenses: None.


Physical Capabilities: Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time. Must be able to carry light items – up to 25 lbs. May encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive.


Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: None.


Work Environment: Office and clinical environment. Must be available to travel locally, regionally and nationally.

 As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.