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Job Title: Research Biostatistician / Data Manager
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Organization: Veterans Affairs, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Posted: 2/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA   
Compensation: GS11-GS12
Position Description: The Seattle ERIC is recruiting for a part or full-time position to support the core research mission of the ERIC, which is to coordinate and conduct large observational, epidemiologic research studies of Veterans and Veteran twins, addressing deployment, environmental, genetic, and clinical exposures. The position provides data management and statistical support to Center studies under the supervision of the PhD Biostatistician and/or the Senior Data manager. Primary data and scientific responsibilities will be to extract, merge, and manipulate data from national and local VA data warehouses and to apply statistical methods to support observational health research including the design, analysis, interpretation, and documentation phases.

Key duties may include: • Collaborate with Principal Investigators, the PhD Biostatistician, and other scientific staff in the development of appropriate study designs and analyses to address research on Veteran-related health issues • Design and create databases, tables and files to meet the needs of the Center and to support ongoing national VA Cooperative Studies projects • Conduct statistical analyses of observational data from multiple sources including VA administrative data, pharmacy data, genetic and genomic data, and correlated data from twin studies • Curate large genomic datasets, and extract study data from these as required • Prepare statistical and scientific reports and work with other scientific staff to publish the findings in peer-review journals • Collaborate with biostatisticians and other scientific staff at other VA epidemiologic research centers. • Validate incoming study data from field sites • Troubleshoot data accuracy issues

Qualifications: Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s- level degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field. Applicant must be proficient in SQL and one or more statistical packages such as R/Bioconductor, Stata, or SAS; other languages, such as Python, are a plus. Excellent communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Familiarity with VA data systems, health care data, statistical genetics, and with genomic data resources are also desired qualities.

Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-11 to GS-12.

Organization Description: The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is recruiting a master’s level Biostatistician to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality, epidemiologic research using large, complex health data to address Veterans’ health issues.

Closing Date: 5/8/2018
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Contact Name: N/A N/A,  Research Biostatistician / Data Manager
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Seattle   WA  98018
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  Seattle   WA  98018
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How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting March 1, 2018.

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