Statistician (Not a Remote Position)

Location
Rockville, Maryland
Salary
Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $87,657 – $97,396
Posted
Oct 29, 2018
Closes
Dec 03, 2018
Hours
Full Time

Description

The purpose of this position is to provide statistical support to the measure development and testing, meta-analysis, systematic reviews and evidence-based practice guidelines, and data analysis activities of the National Center for Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders (N-CEP).

Responsibilities

  • Conduct psychometric testing to evaluate new measures and application of existing measures to new populations.
  • Conduct statistical analyses and provide related consultation to N-CEP staff for meta-analyses, other evidence-based systematic reviews, and practice guidelines.
  • Develop and implement risk-adjustment schema to facilitate meaningful comparisons of quality measures across providers/facilities.
  • Participate on a team to design tools to incorporate cost-effectiveness/cost-benefit data into new and existing N-CEP data registries.
  • Conduct ad hoc statistical analyses as needed.
  • Serve as N-CEP's liaison with psychometricians, health economists, and other statistical consultants.
  • Provide statistical consultation as needed to other National Office staff.

Qualifications

Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • Master's degree in statistics, psychological measurement, education measurement, psychometrics, or related field.
  • Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
  • Ability to conduct classical and IRT item analyses, Rasch analysis, equating studies, reliability and validity studies, sampling plans, item calibration, scaling and equating, experimental design, and statistical modeling.
  • Ability to perform other statistical analysis such as multiple regression, logistic regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA, factor analysis, and mixed models.
  • Programming skills using statistical software package(s) such as SPSS, and IRT software such as WINSTEPS.

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Ability to explain complex issues to colleagues and ASHA members using nontechnical language where appropriate
  • Ability to work well as part of a team and individually
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complicated, detailed work in an organized fashion in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to self-direct, set and meet deadlines, and self-prioritize 

**Please provide a cover letter along with your resume 

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