Data Analyst/Biostatistician II (Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress)

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Updated: February 27, 2020
Job ID: 214942
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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HJF is seeking a Data Analyst/Biostatistician II to support the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) within the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). This position is located at the CSTS Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CSTS. US Citizenship is required for this position.

The Center’s work addresses a wide scope of trauma and disaster exposure and their outcomes, including posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, depression, and grief. The Center works in a public health framework and has substantial “big data” projects. Responsibilities are to provide biostatistical support for clinical and/or laboratory research. This involves performing statistical analysis on data collected from clinical trials and/or research studies.


  1. Works with the Project PI and other biostatisticians to achieve the goals of the projects. Provides guidance in appropriate statistical methods as well as input into future design and methodology of studies. 
  2. Takes a leadership role in organizing the data analytic team under the management of the senior scientists. 
  3. Maintains and manipulates large databases, including establishing, testing, and modifying data sets. 
  4. Performs big data analytics on multimillion-dollar projects with high security levels.
  5. Performs statistical analyses, design surveys, work with different means of survey delivery including on-line. Uses advanced statistical analytic skills.
  6. Provides relevant statistical and project status reports. 
  7. Prepares and presents data analytic output to study group, including scientists and statisticians across collaborating institutions.
  8. Develops workshops and training materials to educate Center staff on analytic methods and statistical theory.
  9. Performs literature searches and writes scientific reports/papers. Contributes to the interpretation of statistical analyses and preparation of manuscripts.
  10. Performs other duties as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of statistics and study design; proficiency in SAS, including programming and use of statistical procedures; knowledge of databases and other software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access 2003 and 2007; experience in data management, statistical analysis of longitudinal or repeated measurement data; ability to communicate effectively; excellent writing skills; knowledge of qualitative data analytic procedures preferred but not required. Excellent leadership and management skills in order to assist senior scientists in management of the data analytic team.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor's required; Master’s or Doctoral degree in Biostatistics, Measurement, or related field preferred.

Minimum Experience:  3 to 5 years of academic or clinical research-related experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Extended periods of sitting.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  Supervises support staff, including Research Assistants, in preparing data analytic output for presentation.

Work Environment: Office or laboratory environment.

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); Public Trust background.

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.