Biostatistician

Location
Portsmouth, VA
Posted
Feb 09, 2017
Closes
Sep 25, 2017
Function
IT
Hours
Full Time
The purpose of the work is to provide statistical analysis in support of the general surgery department’s research regarding time to treatment of operable breast cancer.

 

Activities to accomplish this task order involve the following:

 

1. Support the researchers by providing professional knowledge and skills through consulting, evaluating, and analyzing all aspects of statistical application.
2. Conduct sample size estimation and statistical power analysis to determine the minimal sufficient number of subjects required for the study.
3. Select, run, and interpret statistical analysis for the data.
4. Develop and implement statistical methodology and procedures to support the protocol.
5. Communicate and interpret the statistical results investigators to ensure that data are accurately reported.
6. Make technical judgments concerning intangible complex issues such as the validi ty of a scientific approach.
7. Advises investigator on amendments and correctness for unanticipated problems during actual research.
8. Manipulate large datasets as required in order to facilitate analysis.
9. Assist investigators with database design and management as required.
10. Performs other duties within the scope of work as assigned.

Education Master's Degree in a scientific discipline. 

A graduate degree (Master's or Doctoral) in biostatistics, public health or epidemiology is preferrable.

Qualifications 10-15 years of related statistical analysis experience.

 

1. Mastery of and skill in applying advanced statistical theories, principles, concepts, methods, techniques and practice.
2. Knowledge and skills so as to provide advice and consultation on a variety of problems involving the theory or application of statistical methods.
3. Working knowledge of U.S. Federal government regulations regarding the conduct of human clinical research.
4. Skill to evaluate new statistical methods. Quantitative analysis expertise is required.
5. Must be proficient in the use of SAS. Additional proficiency in SPSS, STATA and/or NCSS is also preferred.
6. Skill to recognize the significant and critical factors in research to advise the investigators of such issues and develop and formulate computer instructions for utilizing the statistical software package for data analysis.
7. Complete human protection training developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within one month from start date.
8. Work requires concentration, periods of standing and walking on a regular basis. Must work well under pressure, often changing conditions and research workload.   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.

 

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