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Job Title: Scientist - Surveillance Research
Job Number: 25627
Organization: American Cancer Society
Posted: 8/3/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: DOE
Position Description: Masters level epidemiologist or biostatistician to provide technical support to the Scientific Vice President and other senior staff members in the SHSR program. This job provides an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to gain broad experience in national and international cancer surveillance research and provides opportunities to lead original research.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES • Provide analytic and database management support to the Scientific Vice President and other senior staff members in the SHSR program. • Document analytic programs and results in an organized, dated, and clearly labeled form for future reference. • Assist with Facts & Figures publications as needed. • Engage as an active collaborator in the development of research protocols including literature reviews, development of database, conducting analyses, and writing manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals. • Respond to surveillance services research related inquiries from other components of ACS, the public and the media. • Develop in-depth understanding of uses and limitations of national and international cancer incidence, mortality, risk factors database such as SEER, NPCR, CiNA, CIV, GLOBOCAN, NHIS, BRFSS, NHNES, and BRFSS. • Develop proficiency in relevant software including SEER*STAT, APC Analysis Web Tool, Joinpoint, and SAS. • Prepare tables and figures for scientific presentations using Excel, PowerPoint, and Origin. • Proofread reports for publication and presentation at professional meetings. • Participate in peer-reviewed publications and conduct self-initiated research projects. • Candidate must have a close attention to detail and must be able to work well both independently and in teams.

Qualifications: FORMAL KNOWLEDGE: • Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Epidemiology, Public Health, Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field. • One or more years of experience in statistical/analytical work, preferably in a public health or research environment.

SKILLS: • Interest in descriptive epidemiology and surveillance research. • Ability to manage multiple tasks and excellent organizational and communication skills. • Knowledge of statistical methodology and software, including SEER*STAT, APC Model, Joinpoint model, and SAS, SUDAN. • Knowledge of tumor registry operations, surveillance research, SEER, NCDB, NAACCR, CIV, and other sources of data for research on cancer surveillance preferred. Knowledge and familiarity with epidemiology of cancer is highly desirable.

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: 10/31/2018
Desired Starting Date: 10/15/2018
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 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: stanley.merritt@cancer.org
Web Address: www.cancer.org
How to Apply: Please apply online www.cancer.org

Additional Information: **Final title of position is subject to candidate's qualifications**

Web Site Delete Date: 11/3/2018