Public Health Data Analyst
* MAXIMUS Federal is seeking a Scientific Data Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in transforming the future of technology and public health. This position will be located in Atlanta, GA and will become part of a team that provides support to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Data Management/Data Quality Support for Epidemiological Studies:*Manage epidemiological and laboratory data by using SAS and as well as other data management software packages (e.g. R, REDCap, Microsoft Access, Excel, Epilnfo).*Perform data quality assurance activities, including identifying and resolving any inconsistencies in data flow, data outside legitimate ranges, and illogical data responses by developing data quality reports and investigation and resolution of data anomalies or errors by using a combination of software packages including SAS, MS Access and Excel, and other software as warranted.*Assist in converting existing datasets from a diverse array of file formats (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL, and ASCII files) into SAS datasets. Additionally, the contractor shall be able to manage data stored in a variety of file formats such as SAS datasets, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, SQL, and ASCII files. The employee shall be able to manipulate and transform data that are stored in a variety of file formats and support the data management lifecycle activities: execute the coordination of data entry processes, create data entry forms in software packages such as Microsoft Access, REDCap, and Epilnfo and perform data entry as required.*Responsible for tracking of problem resolution related to data quality assurance activities by maintaining data-correction logbooks and/or files in order to improve the quality of the data collection/acquisition process*Create and modify SAS programs used for data management and create documentation for programs describing their functions and associated processes and output.*Support the design, development, and implementation of surveillance tools to collect epidemiologic data. Epidemiologic Analysis:*Perform analysis of data for epidemiological studies using SAS.*Develop and present analytical data files to COR and/or program designee (e.g. project managers and other researchers).*Ensure the security and confidentiality of analytical data files, providing data file documentation describing the scientific data source.*Conduct epidemiologic analyses by applying appropriate statistical techniques (e.g. multivariate modeling techniques such as linear regression, logistic regression, generalized linear models, and survival analysis).*Assist researchers in developing analytical programs in SAS and assist researchers in determining the appropriate statistical techniques to apply to their analyses. Survey Design and Analysis:*Support data collection projects utilizing sample survey and studies that encompass a wide range of advanced topics including statistical methods, research, and study design.*Support the demography, statistics, survey research, and sociology in the design and development of research and evaluation studies related to both international and domestic activities.*Design and analyze surveys using an assortment of sampling methodologies.*Assist in selection of appropriate sampling methodology, design and analysis of cohort and case control studies and assist with power calculations for a variety of study designs.*Utilize SAS statistical software and SAS, SUDAAN and/or R programming to analyze survey data. Qualifications:*Bachelor's Degree in Public Health or related discipline with coursework in Epidemiology, Biostatistics*Minimum one (1) year of Scientific Data Analyst experience required*Five (5) years of related experience (can include internships)*Excellent data management skills with proficiency in SAS required (strongly preferred working knowledge of ASCII files, SUDAAN, Access, Excel, EpiInfo, and R programming); SAS certification preferred*Strong oral and written and interpersonal communication skills*Ability to prioritize assignments, multi-tasks*Ability to work systematically and independently Additional Requirements as per Contract/Client:*Must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Clearance A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.
September 22 on Broadbean