Abt Associates seeks a qualified Analyst Public Health Researcher in its Division of Health and Environment to support the COVID-19 Epidemiology Taskforce at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This mid-level position requires quantitative, writing and/or research competencies and skills. It is an ideal position for someone with a strong public health background who wishes to apply their knowledge to a range of research projects. This is a telework position until authorized by CDC to work on-site at CDC’s Roybal Campus.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Provide technical oversight and coordinate collection, management, and analysis of data from COVID-19 surveillance systems.
Develop, revise, and review study protocols, questionnaires, and other data collection forms.
Provide quality assurance guidance to technical and program staff to ensure data integrity including preparing program guidelines to increase consistency, performing necessary data checks and managing datasets and data documentation.
Maintain relevant IRB approvals for research with human subjects at CDC and provide technical support for approvals at collaborating institutions.
Liaise with principal investigators, site coordinators, study enrollers, and laboratory personnel; or jurisdictional principal investigators, coordinators and data managers.
Write and troubleshoot SAS programs, organize, test, and streamline the surveillance system data components, and create SAS datasets for analyses.
Perform descriptive analyses of data for epidemiological studies using SAS or an equivalent package (e.g. R).
Collect data from sites using Excel to maintain data dashboards in Power BI.
Assist with preparation of scientific manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication, develop data reports, write programs, and analyze data as needed for reports, abstracts, presentations, and papers.
Masters of Public Health (MPH) OR a Masters of Science (MS)
The following characteristics are considered essential:?
Strong academic record required
Excellent writing and quantitative skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Ability to present oneself in a professional manner to and on behalf of clients
Understanding of federal government policies and programs
Proficiency with analytic tools and software (e.g., SAS, SPAA, Python, R)
Previous experience working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
BA/BS (3 - 5) OR MA/MBA (Entry Level) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 67580
About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.