Epidemiologist (Center for Prostate Disease Research)

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Updated: March 10, 2018
Job ID: 213472
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Rockville, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking an Epidemiologist to support the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) in the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University (USU). This position will report directly to CPDR’s Director of Epidemiologic Research. The position is located in Rockville, Maryland.  HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CPDR.

As one of the leading prostate disease research centers in the nation, CPDR is a comprehensive, translational research program established to study prostate disease, primarily cancer, in the Department of Defense military health care delivery system.  The CPDR was established in 1992 by United States Congressional mandate (Public Law #102-172).  In its 25 year history, the program is credited for groundbreaking discoveries aimed at improving cancer detection, treatment, and quality of life, as well as reducing racial disparities in cancer outcomes.


  1. Initiates, designs, implements, and evaluates epidemiological studies supporting translational, clinical and population-level research projects.
  2. Designs and implements retrospective and prospective cohort studies with appropriate statistical analysis plans.
  3. Provides consultation and interpretation regarding study design and necessary statistical analysis.
  4. Extensive support of CDPR’s Director of Epidemiology with publication output, including but not limited to: peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, posters and podium presentations.
  5. Assists fellow researchers, as needed, in basic and complex epidemiological and biostatistical principles and methods.
  6. Attendance at key programmatic meetings including monthly data manager conference calls and Annual Principal Investigator and Data Manager meeting in Rockville, MD.
  7. Travel to national scientific meetings to present research findings.
  8. Compliance with and understanding of regulatory procedures including protocol development and approval, obtaining clearances for all publications, and adhering to required human subjects training.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:   Understanding and use of complex epidemiologic research methods and biostatistical principles and practice in the context of chronic disease research. Understanding and use of advanced statistical methods and strong statistical programming skills using SAS and/or R.

Minimum Education:  PhD

Minimum Experience:    2-4 years research experience

Physical Capabilities:   Requires long periods of working at a computer

Supervisory Responsibilities:  This position does not involve supervision of other employees. 

Work Environment:  Office and laboratory environment. Academic, civilian and military employees.  Occasional extended hours required to meet project deadlines.

Special Note(s): This position requires completion and maintenance of certification in human subjects training and HIPAA compliance, per guidelines of HJF.

Additional: Candidates may be required to provide a writing sample.

Background: Candidates must be able to obtain a Common Access Clearance (CAC).

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.