Bethesda, Maryland

Overview

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. 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. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

HJF is seeking a Biostatistician III or IV to support the Data Coordinating and Analysis Center (DCAC) for the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) and the Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB) of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), whose Home Office is located at 6720A Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to MHRP, EIDB, and affiliated programs. Remote options are available for this opening preferring an individual to work Eastern Standard Time Zone.

The Data Coordinating and Analysis Center (DCAC) is an in-house centralized resource for clinical data management, biostatistical analysis, reporting, and training in support of clinical trials and scientific research. The Biostatistician IV will provide statistical support for new and ongoing HIV and other emerging infectious disease studies conducted by MHRP, EIDB, and affiliated programs, involving clinical observational research, laboratory research, clinical trials, and other research studies.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall design, analysis, and reporting of research studies, including clinical trials and observational cohorts to advance scientific knowledge in HIV and other emerging infectious diseases.
  • Collaborates with investigators and other research partners to formalize statistical analysis plans and publication goals and provides biostatistical expertise on design, analytic strategies, interpretation, and presentation of statistical results for clinical and observational research.
  • Assists with the preparation of study documentation, such as study protocols, reports, scientific abstracts, peer reviewed manuscripts, and responses to regulatory agencies, institutional review boards, and other agencies as needed.
  • Conducts statistical analyses of clinical trial and cohort data, including laboratory measures, using appropriate statistical software (SAS, STATA, and/or R), and performs power calculations to estimate sample size or minimum effect sizes. Provides summaries, interpretations, and presentation of statistical results in written, tabular, and visual formats as needed to support reporting goals.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of research analysts, and other internal or external collaborators for analytic projects or tasks, as needed to ensure quality and accuracy of work. In addition, ensures that realistic deadlines are set and identifies resource needs to accomplish analytic tasks. Regularly monitors progress to ensure that critical elements are proceeding on schedule.
  • Participates in recruitment, hiring, and staffing coordination, as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in statistical methodology.
  • 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
  • Experience working in HIV, other emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), and/or clinical trials research
  • Knowledge and ability to use and explain complex epidemiologic research methods for assessing the risk of disease in humans due to potential risk factors
  • Expertise in statistical programming including experience with advanced multivariate statistical methods
  • Knowledge of statistical and mathematical software including SAS, Stata and/or R
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills; ability to make effective presentations and publish
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Preferred: Experience managing analytical aspects of studies with FDA-regulated substances; experience working with INDs; experience with CDISC, particularly SDTM or ADaM

Supervisory Responsibilities
  • May provide input into employee hiring and employee performance evaluations.

Physical Capabilities
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods.

Qualifications

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in an office environment.

Education and Experience
  • Biostatistician III
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field. Master's or Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Experience: Bachelor's degree with 9-10 years of experience. Master's degree: 6-8 years of experience. Doctoral Degree: 0-2 years of experience.
  • Biostatistician IV:
    • Education: Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Public Health, or related field. Doctoral degree preferred.
    • Experience: Master's degree with 9-10 years of experience OR Doctoral Degree: 3-5 years of experience.

Compensation

The likely salary range for this position is $86,800 USD to $130,000 USD annually based on a 40-hour work week. This is not, however, a guarantee of compensations or salary. Final salary will be determined based on market analysis, experience, and education.

All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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

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Bethesda, Maryland

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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