Founded in 2007, Initiate Government Solutions (IGS) a Woman Owned Small Business, specializes in healthcare information solutions with emphasis on technology spectrum. IGS partners with government and commercial clients to tackle the most challenging healthcare information technology issues including large scale implementations, business informatics, analytics, and electronic health record support.
IGS is currently recruiting for a Biostatistician I to support our work with the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Assignment of Work and Travel:
This is a remote access assignment. Candidate will work remotely daily and will remotely access HHS systems and therein use approved HHS provided communications systems. Travel is not required; however, the candidate may be required to attend onsite client meetings as requested.
Responsibilities and Duties (Included but not limited to):
- Support statistical research, modeling, reporting and interpretation of cancer data including genetic, proteomic, and other biomarker related datasets
- Help develop new quantitative strategies to improve our understanding and ability to treat cancer
- Assist the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results, a comprehensive population-based cancer reporting
- Applying statistical methods and conducting analysis in large population-based studies
- Analyzing data from case-control and cross-sectional studies
- Conducting association analyses of risk factor, genetic, and biomarker data
- Participating in planning for grants and proposals
- Provide support in developing statistical methodologies appropriate for analyzing trends and for evaluating the impact of cancer Help statistical and mathematical modeling to increase the utility of data for assessing progress in cancer control
- Supporting areas may include multiple Imputation for missing data (e.g. biomarkers); Methods to examine the biases and population representativeness of new linked cohorts; Linkage assessment; measures of data quality including analysis of large and complex data sets
- Evaluating and reporting of cancer progress measures and indicators spanning the cancer continuum, these include analyses of data and other data sources, to evaluate and report on patterns of care, health disparities and other measures
- Research new cancer progress measures and methods for the reporting and interpretation of national cancer statistics
- Examples are survival cure models, change-point models, back-calculation methods, and competing risk modeling
- Assist with tests of significance including Chi-square, Student t and Wilcoxon t, Fisher’s exact, and Kolmogorov-Smirnov tests, ANOVA, ANCOVA, which are routinely used for univariate analyses
- Assist with Correlation and regression methods for analyses of case-control studies (e.g., logistic regression, polytomous regression) and cohort studies (e.g., Poisson regression and Cox Proportional Hazards regression)
- Assist with Calculation of incidence, prevalence, mortality, odds ratios, relative risks, standardized mortality and incidence ratios (SMR/SIR), and temporal trends and survival (examples of survival analyses include Kaplan-Meier estimate and time dependent Cox proportional hazards regressions)
- Assist in the creation of graphical representations of population and laboratory data for effective visualization of trends and patterns
- 0-3 years of experience with Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology, Computer Science, Biostatistics or a related field
- Basic statistical understanding of cancer research
- Impeccable attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to multi-task
- Excellent written and communication skills
- Ability to obtain and maintain an HHS Public Trust
Preferred Qualifications and Core Competencies:
- Current HHS Public Trust
- Prior, successful experience working in a remote environment
- Prior experience collecting data from questionnaire surveys, hospital/clinic medical record databases [for example, the Veteran's Administration (VA) health system, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Medicare], pathology reports, laboratory results, death certificates, public records of environmental exposures, or other databases including cancer registries and the National Death Index, which require standardized processes for data collection
- Previous, experience supporting NIH institutes, specifically NCI
- Experience working on federal government contracts, preferably centered around cancer research, health informatics, cancer biology or clinical trials
Initiate Government Solutions offers competitive compensation and a strong benefits package including comprehensive medical, dental and vision care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.
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Initiate Government Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. Our company policy is to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practice without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, or disability.