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Statistician (Medicine) - Biostatistician

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: West Haven
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position is located within the Cooperative Studies Program Coordinating Center (CSPCC) of the Research Service at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT. Working under the direction of a Senior Biostatistician, this person in this position serves as a consultant and advisor to study related matters. Responsibilities Major duties and responsibilities include: Works closely with the principal proponent(s) and the Planning Committee to develop successful study protocols for the clinical trial proposals Provides advice on study design, sample size estimation, appropriate data analysis techniques, protocol requirements, data collection and management processes, etc. Producing, submitting, and presenting the protocol to the CSP Scientific Evaluation Committee (CSSEC) Coordinates and oversees any protocol changes, the development of a study operations manual, and the design and development of case report forms Steers numerous research study groups and committees Develops case report forms and data management procedures, in conjunction with the study statistical programmer and research associates Performs interim and final statistical analyses, ensuring the quality of collected research data Analyzes information, and recognizes significant factors, relationships, and trends Prepares cross tabulations or frequency listings of selected variables to assess the validity of data Provides pertinent interim reports, data analysis, and performs/oversees data processing activities Plays a key role in drafting and coordinating the submission of primary and secondary publications resulting from analyses Serves as a liaison for numerous aspects of clinical trial(s) including administrative and quality issues. Consulta on study-related matters, working closely with study chairperson(s), investigators, coordinators, study committee members, study teams, and upper management Facilitates and drafts responses to inquiries Modifies existing statistical methods or develops new statistical methods Compiles and reviews existing literature to be used as background information for further research activities/studies Prepares parts of internal/evidence documentation Attends approved professional statistical or clinical meetings for professional development or to present study-related research results Performs other duties as assigned Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Telework: VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. NOTE: This position may be authorized for Remote work. Remote eligibility will be discussed during the interview process. Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications All applicants must meet the BASIC REQUIREMENT: Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing. - OR - Combination of education and experience: courses as shown in "1" above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance. * NOTE: You must submit copies of transcripts at the time of application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Please ensure that your transcripts show if a degree was conferred. Display copies of degrees or course listings do not provide the information needed. - AND - In order to meet the minimum qualifications for this position at the GS- 11 level, you must also meet one of the following: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: At least one (1) full year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal service, that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of this Statistician (Medicine), and that is in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience is experience applying comprehensive knowledge of statistical theory and methodology to conduct complex statistical analyses; analyzing large databases; and utilizing statistical software packages to perform computer analysis of statistical data and findings. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must clearly indicate the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. -OR- EDUCATION: Successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this Statistician (Medicine). Copies of transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. -OR- COMBINATION: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate education (above a master's degree) and specialized experience, as described above. Copies of transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Analytical Reasoning Critical Thinking Mathematical Reasoning Research IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/. Education IMPORTANT: Due to the positive education requirement, copies of all pertinent transcripts must be submitted with your application. Applications will not be considered without appropriate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, display copies of degrees or course listings are not adequate and do not provide the information needed to verify that you meet the education. NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html. Additional Information Physical Requirements: The work of this position is primarily sedentary; however, the work does require the ability to travel. Travel can occasionally be frequent depending on studies and timing of events. Effective in person and written communication are essential to present (a) protocols for scientific review (b) study procedures and updates at study-related meetings, (c) scientific results, (d) participate in study team meetings and (e) participate in Cooperative Studies Program management, general staff meetings, and quality management meetings and quality audits. Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (203) 932-5711. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, West Haven , Statistician (Medicine) - Biostatistician, Other , West Haven, Connecticut

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