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Job Title: Associate Director, Epidemiology (Center for Prostate Disease Research)
Job Number: 215493
Organization: Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Posted: 11/25/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Epidemiology
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Bethesda,  MD    USA
Position Description: HJF is seeking an Associate Director, Epidemiology to support the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) located in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CPDR. This position requires US Citizenship.

The Associate Director, Epidemiology of the Epidemiological Core Provides oversight for research study designs and biostatistical analysis planning for all research staff. Contributes to idea development for novel abstracts for scientific conferences, manuscript development, and successful compete for peer-review funding. Oversight and management of the CPDR multi-center national database repository and its supporting staff. Generate and foster collaborations with pharma/industry partners as well as extramural academic institutions, including national consortia efforts.


Initiates, designs, implements, and evaluates epidemiologic and translational research studies within the CPDR. Provides expert-level consultation regarding study design and statistical analysis planning, with interpretation of the research results and understanding of implications. Leads team of data analysts, data managers, and other epidemiologists. Leads, coordinates and assists with manuscripts and grant proposals. Develops new ideas, initiates independent high- impact research projects in the prostate cancer field. Functions as member of CPDR leadership team and helps in formulating priorities and policies to enhance the utilization and productivity of CPDR database and CPDR wide interdisciplinary translational research activities. Provides leadership and support for CPDR initiatives for developing research funding through grants. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor, including attendance and participation at national/international scientific conferences.

Qualifications: Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and ability to use complex epidemiologic research methods for assessing cancer risk assessment; advanced knowledge in statistical software programming with experience in advanced statistical methods; knowledge of statistical software including SAS, SPSS, R, JMP Pro, PRISM, and/or Python; excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated experience with public speaking on scientific topics.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in epidemiology, public health or oncology.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6 – 8 years of relevant work experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Direct Supervisor with direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Work Environment: Office.

Background: U.S. Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance a Common Access Card (CAC)

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, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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

Organization Description: HJF is a 501(c)(3) 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.

Closing Date: 2/25/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Samantha Perloth,  Associate Director, Epidemiology (Center for Prostate Disease Research)
Contact Location:

Bethesda   MD  20817
United States
Contact Location:
  Bethesda   MD  20817
  United States
Contact Phone: 240-694-4022 
Contact Fax: 240-694-3145
Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: associate-director-epidemiology-center-for- prostate-disease-research

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