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Job Title: Senior Biostatistician
Job Number: 8503
Organization: Astrix Technology Group
Posted: 5/17/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Compensation: Based on Experience
Position Description: We are seeking a Senior Biostatistician who is interested in the planning, prevention, and program effectiveness evaluation during influenza outbreaks, epidemics or pandemics. This Senior Biostatistician will assist in the research and development efforts to eliminate data gaps in influenza surveillance by increasing the diagnostic and immunization tools available to clinical providers, public health laboratories and domestic and international partners.

Responsibilities include:

• Identify and recommend priorities for statistical methodologies used in influenza program activities to ensure the results of program activities are valid and reliable. • Recommend and maintain appropriate statistical standards for influenza prevention, monitoring, and control activities, including, but not limited to, analytic strategies, and statistical processes used. • Identify and use relevant epidemiologic and statistical methodologies and mathematical models in studies of influenza disease burden and severity and influenza vaccine effectiveness, including the use of methods not traditionally used in public health. • Conduct analysis of human serology data (mixed effect models in SAS and R) in time sensitive manner for vaccine consultation meetings. • Write protocols describing in detail standard practices for the design, implementation, and presentation of statistical analyses of existing and proposed studies to be conducted by the Influenza Division or in collaboration with other national and international agencies. • Prepare technical and non-technical summaries of work, scientific reports, and manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed literature. • Advise and consult with regard to statistical methods and quantitative policy analysis to the Division’s senior scientists and a variety of individuals, groups, and organizations working on influenza control and prevention at the national and international levels. • Use general knowledge of statistical methodologies to make recommendations or assist with data analysis for a range of Influenza Division projects, including but not limited to, disease surveillance systems, epidemiology studies, sampling design, studies of influenza vaccination or treatment modalities, and analysis of laboratory assay or genomic data. • Provide accelerated analysis and evaluation of data during agency emergencies from pandemic or epidemic outbreaks, ensuring high quality information is provided for critical decision. • Provide leadership to developing new and innovative analytic approaches to studying influenza-related prevention activities including, but not limited to, surveillance data and/or observational studies, quantitative policy analysis, health system studies, and disease models.

Qualifications: Education and Skill Requirements:

• PhD in Statistics/Biostatistics or related field or MS Statistics/Biostatistics with 5+ years experience. • Demonstrated experience with applied statistical analysis of infectious disease surveillance data, epidemiology studies, sampling design, and/or laboratory assay data. is desired. • Strong background in SAS programming and Access database design.

Desired Skills:

• Strong scientific background • Degree in Biochemistry/Biology/Bioinformatics • Experience with R

Organization Description: Astrix Technology Group is a staffing and professional services firm focused on serving the scientific & engineering communities. With offices throughout the United States, Astrix is dedicated to providing the highest level of quality and service. We are a unique firm and we invite you to learn about us.Astrix Staffing Division was founded with a distinctive vision and structure aimed at achieving two basic goals - to place our clients'? interests first and to lead our profession in creating value for our clients through the recruitment of the highest quality human resources.Astrix Professional Services Division provides services in all disciplines of science, information technology and business operations. Dedicated to delivering projects on time and on budget, Astrix employs custom methodologies and processes based on industry best practices to guarantee project success.

Closing Date: 8/17/2017
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Holly Price,  Senior Biostatistician
Contact Location:

Durham   NC  27703
United States
Contact Location:
  Durham   NC  27703
  United States
Contact Phone: 919-246-9108 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email:
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How to Apply: Send resumes to Holly Price at or by calling Holly at 919-246-9108.

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