Epidemiologist/Statistical Programmer

Atlanta, GA
Posted: 2021-04-12


Job Description:

Leidos is hiring to fulfill the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases requirement for a self-motivated and detail-oriented epidemiologist/statistical programmer to produce estimates in real time for influenza vaccination coverage in the United States, by state, age groups, risk groups and race/ethnicities and create interactive online reports and maintain web content. In addition, tasks will include ad hoc analyses of survey data, analyses to support programmatic activities, and preparation of research papers or reports for publication and presentation.

This project requires epidemiological, statistical, and SAS/SUDAAN programming experience.

This task requires 1) understanding and application of general statistical approaches including multivariate techniques (logistic regression, generalized linear models, proportional hazards modeling), and use of Kaplan-Meier survival analysis; 2) strong SAS programming skills; 3) orderly management of microcomputer files in a Windows environment to develop databases and analysis programs for data analysis; 4) statistical analysis of large, complex survey data requiring the use of SUDAAN; 5) developing statistical reports and presenting data in Excel, particularly the ability to efficiently produce large complex Excel tables efficiently and reports from SAS in customized formats to fit the needs of periodic reports; 6) using PROC REPORT and other report production features of SAS to produce excel files of influenza vaccination coverage estimates; 7) importing, exporting, and manipulating data files (SAS, SUDAAN), including recoding, transforming, and creating variables to accommodate analytic needs; 8) using web applications to create interactive online reports and manage web content; 9) preparing written reports and presenting at sectional or national meetings; and 10) performing other analytical and data related duties, as needed.

Education: MS, MPH, MSPH in Epidemiology, Statistics, Biostatistics, or Math or BS degree in a related field and 2 years experience.

Required Skills:

  • Applicants must have statistical programming experience using SAS and SUDAAN with complex survey data, including SAS macro programming and design of data management systems for error checking and SAS report writing
  • Technical experience with data management, dataset creation, data analysis and report generation.
  • Experience with BRFSS data, or similar large data set, longitudinal data analysis, and large public health datasets.
  • Experience in survey methods and survey design.
  • Experience developing analysis plans and statistical reports.
  • Must be able to work independently, with minimal direction.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.

Desired Skills: Prior experience with the analysis of influenza and public health epidemiologic data

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Potential for Telework:

Yes, 50%

Clearance Level Required:

Public Trust



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Leidos is a Fortune 500information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the worlds toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The companys 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.




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