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Job Title: Scientist - Surveillance Research
Job Number: 25687
Organization: American Cancer Society
Posted: 10/9/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: Has overall responsibility for leading the Risk Factors Surveillance activities in the Risk Factors and Screening unit of the Surveillance & Health Services Research Program. The Unit updates and publishes Cancer Prevention & Early Detection (CPED) Facts & Figures annually, provides risk factors and screening data for ACS Regions and leadership to guide cancer control planning and measure progress, contributes to updating and publishing ACS’s screening guideline in the CA-A Cancer J Clinicians, and designs, analyzes, and publishes original research on risk factors and screening by demographic, socioeconomic and health system using population-based surveys.

The Scientist of the Surveillance of Risk Factors & Screening Unit leads & serves as the primary internal expert on cancer risk factors surveillance, with a focus on patterns of domestic and global tobacco use. He or she may also serve as an expert on other cancer risk factors including obesity, nutrition, physical activity, alcohol, and ultraviolet radiation,. He or she also oversees development and maintenance of databases for risk factors as available from the National Center for Health Statistics (e.g. NHIS, NIS-TEEN, NHANES etc.) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (e.g. the BRFSS, BRFSS-SMART, etc.), and National Cancer Institute (e.g. the CPS-TUS). Also, he or she would develop collaborative working enterprises with colleagues within the Intramural Research Department, Cancer Control Science, and ACS-CAN to identify policy-relevant research topics.

Qualifications: Position Requirements: PhD in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or a related field, and at least five years of experience in public health. Strong record of research productivity

SKILLS: Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in team setting.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING OR KNOWLEDGE: • Extensive knowledge of cancer epidemiology, including methods, study design, and survey data. • Working familiarity with SAS and SUDAAN. Knowledge of basic statistics with good quantitative skills. • Publication productivity is measured by number of publications, authorship position (first, second, or third author), and standing of journals in which articles are published.

Organization Description: 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: 1/9/2019
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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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