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Job Title: Scientist - Behavioral and Epidemiology Research
Job Number: 25075
Organization: American Cancer Society
Posted: 3/8/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: DOE
Position Description: Assists principal scientists in the Behavioral and Epidemiology Research Group to conduct research on behavioral and epidemiologic aspects of cancer across the continuum: prevention, detection, treatment, and survivorship. The analyst will also contribute to the team of research analysts who share in program review, analysis documentation, derived variable creation, development of new study resources and support for external collaborations. In addition, the analyst will help advance the groups collective expertise in statistical programming and epidemiologic methods through independent study, internal presentations, and written memos. The position includes opportunities for learning skills relevant to behavioral science, epidemiology, and cancer control including co-lead/authorship of peer- reviewed publications.

Qualifications: • Master’s degree in related field (Epidemiology, Behavioral Science, Public Health, etc.) and at least one-year of programming experience in analytic work, preferably in a scientific, epidemiologic, or behavioral research environment.

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS: • Ability to conduct statistical analyses and interpret results using SAS and R. Ability to learn additional programming languages as needed (ex. SPSS). • Knowledge of survey based research methods including longitudinal and survival analysis, understanding of behavioral theory preferred but not required. • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to produce high quality work independently. • Highly motivated with strong attention to detail and organization skills. • Strong quantitative skills. • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and efficiently. • Exceptional teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate in a cross- functional environment. • Experience in electronic data management, particularly in processing of large datasets. SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR KNOWLEDGE: Additional analytic skills related to latent variable analysis, advanced graphics design, bioinformatics, and/or text analytics are preferred, but not required.

Organization Description: Save lives. Fulfill yours.

At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer.

Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer.

Closing Date: 4/9/2018
Desired Starting Date: 4/23/2018
Contact Name: Stanley Merritt,  Senior Recruiter Talent Attraction
Contact Location: 250 Williams Street

Atlanta   GA  30303
United States
Contact Location: 250 Williams Street
  Atlanta   GA  30303
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-329-5712 
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How to Apply: Please apply online.

Additional Information: We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills.

Web Site Delete Date: 5/1/2018