Epidemiologist I or II (1 of 3) - Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Portsmouth, Virginia

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking an Epidemiologist I or II to support the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), EpiData Center (EDC), located in Portsmouth, VA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMCPHC. US Citizenship is required.

EDC provides data analysis for public health surveillance for Navy and Marine Corps members and dependents.

  1. Initiates, designs, and implements epidemiological studies supporting EDC. (30%)
  2. Ability to coordinate and facilitate functions of cross-functional teams of professional and support personnel in conducting routine and non-routine epidemiologic evaluations. (20%)
  3. Provides consultation regarding study design and necessary statistical analysis to include multivariate methods. This includes advising on designing studies, determining safety and effectiveness of new treatments, analyzing statistics and epidemiological interpretations of the research. (20%)
  4. Provides ongoing evaluation of projects to include developing advanced concepts, techniques, and standards. (10%)
  5. Provides epidemiologic support to working groups and serves as liaison with other staff and customers as well as acts independently on issues within his/her field of expertise. (10%)
  6. Assists with publishing professional and scientific papers and presenting findings at state and national conferences. (10%)
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have experience using SAS in a professional environment.
  • Must have experience manipulating and analyzing large data sets for reporting and surveillance.
  • Knowledge and ability to use and teach complex epidemiologic research methods for assessing the risk of disease in humans due to potential risk factors.
  • Advanced knowledge in computer programming with experience with advanced multivariate statistical methods.
  • Knowledge of statistical and mathematical software (including SAS).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Minimum Education: Masters degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:
  • Level I: 0-2 years. Must have at least one year of SAS experience in a working environment.
  • Level II: 3-5 years. Must have at least one year of SAS experience in a working environment.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Portsmouth, Virginia

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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