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(06/06/24) Health System Specialist - Location Negotiable After Selection



This position is within the Health Systems Research (HSR), Office of Research and Development (ORD), in Washington, DC. HSR is responsible for a major intramural research program examining the organization, delivery, financing, and management of health care and the effects on quality, cost, access, and outcomes for Veterans.

Closes: 06/17/2024

See https://www.usajobs.gov/job/794602400 for details.

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(05/07/24) Biostatistician/Statistical Investigator - Durham, NC



This Biostatistician position with the Durham VA Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation at the Durham VA Health Care System, is in support of research projects conducted by the Center.

ADAPT’s core faculty and staff conduct creative, high-quality health services research in close partnership with VA leadership for the benefit of our nation's Veterans. The Center offers organized research programs that involve cross-functional research teams and community and organizational partners to ensure that research studies are designed to address VA’s highest priorities and that research findings are relevant and actionable. ADAPT has a rich tradition in conducting high-impact health services research and promoting collaborative research and methods partnerships, such as a dedicated Implementation and Improvement Science Lab, as well as a Non-Randomized Designs Lab and a Pragmatic Clinical Trials Lab. https://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/centers/durham.cfm

Job Description: The selected individual will serve as co-investigator/lead statistician for a variety of health services studies, such as randomized behavioral intervention studies, pragmatic trials, and observational studies involving VA data in electronic health records.

Major responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with health services investigators on the initiation of new research projects and on the development of study design and analytic plans for grant proposals.
  • Mentor junior investigators in designing studies and refining research questions.
  • Interact with an experienced team of multi-level statisticians.
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts jointly with a team of health services investigators.

Requirements: 

  • Position requires Ph.D., DrPH, or equivalent degree in statistics/biostatistics or related field with required statistical coursework-OR- a combination of education and experience as a statistical investigator responsible for independently designing and leading implementation of analysis plans for research protocols.
  • Substantial experience with SAS and/or R.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting.
  • Must be a US citizen to apply.

The following skills are considered a bonus:

  • Ability/willingness to serve in a coordinating or team lead capacity.
  • Collaborative research or consulting experience.
  • Experience with innovative trial design and/or causal inference methodology.
  • Experience with grant proposal preparation.
  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology/public health.

Position: Statistical Investigator, The Center of Innovation for Accelerating Discovery and Practice Transformation at the VA Durham Healthcare System, Durham, North Carolina. This position is for a GS 13 (begins at $107,906) or GS 14 (begins at $127,512) as commensurate with education and experience. Benefits included. This position is anticipated to be an in-person position, but there may also be teleworking arrangements. This is not a fully remote position.

Contact: Interested applicants can directly submit their cover letter and curriculum vitae to a secure portal here: https://veteransaffairs.ent.box.com/f/800ed73d6965420fae68897265f438cc  or may submit indirectly for review by email (HSRDStaffing864@DVAGOV.onmicrosoft.com).

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: 

We aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, equity, and inclusion. We work to recognize and mitigate our own biases. Our collective success depends on a robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when we see rich diversity in our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To achieve this, we are committed to diversity in the staff and faculty we hire, equity in the policies we create, and justice in the decisions we make. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply.  

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(05/07/24) Biostatistician - Durham, NC



The Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) in Durham, NC is seeking one staff biostatistician (GS-11/12) to join our biostatistics core. We are looking for a self-starter with a strong motivation to learn new methods for data analysis and data management, and a desire to be part of a health services research team. 

ADAPT’s core faculty and staff conduct creative, high-quality health services research in close partnership with VA leadership for the benefit of our nation's Veterans. The Center offers organized research programs as well as cross-cutting methods labs and community and organizational partners to ensure that research studies are designed to address VA’s highest priorities and that research findings are relevant and actionable. ADAPT has a rich tradition in conducting high-impact health services research, including a dedicated Implementation and Improvement Science Lab, as well as a Non-Randomized Designs Lab and a Pragmatic Clinical Trials Lab.

The selected individual will:

  • Interact with statisticians, health economists, clinicians, and health services investigators at every level of the scientific process, from initiation of new research projects to publication
  • Serve as a co-author on scientific papers written for scholarly journals
  • Assist in the design of data collection protocols
  • Extract and clean data from large administrative databases
  • Perform statistical analyses for a variety of health services research studies
  • Collaborate with an experienced and well-funded team of staff and faculty biostatisticians
  • Candidate must be a U.S. citizen

Experience required:

  • M.S., M.A., or MPH (GS-11/12) in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, quantitative psychology, quantitative sociology, or related field with required statistical coursework
  • Experience with SAS and/or R
  • Experience with SQL programming
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting

The following skills are considered strongly desirable:

  • Experience with large healthcare datasets
  • Experience with REDCap

Contact: Interested applicants can directly submit their cover letter and curriculum vitae to a secure portal here: https://veteransaffairs.ent.box.com/f/10138731642f457f9d93a2b417e2e612 or may submit indirectly for review by email (HSRDStaffing864@DVAGOV.onmicrosoft.com).

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Position: Biostatistician, The Center of Innovation for Accelerating Discovery and Practice Transformation at the VA Durham Healthcare System. Full-time. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.  Must have a degree including statistical coursework or a combination of coursework and professional statistical work experience.  Salary will be commensurate with education/experience consistent with a GS 11 ($75,708-98,418) or GS 12 ($90,744-$117,963). This position is anticipated to be in-person, but there may also be some teleworking arrangements. This is not a fully remote position. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: 

We aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, equity, and inclusion. We work to recognize and mitigate our own biases. Our collective success depends on a robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when we see rich diversity in our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To achieve this, we are committed to diversity in the staff and faculty we hire, equity in the policies we create, and justice in the decisions we make. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply.  

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(05/07/24) Biostatistician - Durham, NC



The Center of Innovation to Accelerate Discovery and Practice Transformation (ADAPT) in Durham, NC is seeking one staff biostatistician (GS-7/9) to join our biostatistics core. We are looking for a self-starter with a strong motivation to learn new methods for data analysis and data management, and a desire to be part of a health services research team.  This individual will be responsible for pulling data and constructing cohorts from large administrative databases for a range of randomized and non-randomized projects.

ADAPT’s core faculty and staff conduct creative, high-quality health services research in close partnership with VA leadership for the benefit of our nation's Veterans. The Center offers organized research programs as well as cross-cutting methods labs and community and organizational partners to ensure that research studies are designed to address VA’s highest priorities and that research findings are relevant and actionable. ADAPT has a rich tradition in conducting high-impact health services research, including a dedicated Implementation and Improvement Science Lab, as well as a Non-Randomized Designs Lab and a Pragmatic Clinical Trials Lab.

The selected individual will:

  • Interact with statisticians, health economists, clinicians, and health services investigators at every level of the scientific process, from initiation of new research projects to publication
  • Serve as a co-author on scientific papers written for scholarly journals
  • Assist in the design of data collection protocols
  • Extract and clean data from large administrative databases
  • Perform statistical analyses for a variety of health services research studies
  • Collaborate with an experienced and well-funded team of staff and faculty biostatisticians
  • Candidates must be a U.S. Citizen

Experience required:

  • B.S., B.A., or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, quantitative psychology, quantitative sociology, or related field with required statistical coursework
  • Experience with SAS and/or R
  • Experience with SQL programming
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

Ability to work effectively in a team setting

The following skills are considered strongly desirable:

  • Experience with large healthcare datasets
  • Experience with REDCap

Contact: Interested applicants can directly submit their cover letter and curriculum vitae to a secure portal here: https://veteransaffairs.ent.box.com/f/54cad244a05b45d494d1cc46ea0b2aa0  or may submit indirectly for review by email (HSRDStaffing864@DVAGOV.onmicrosoft.com).

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

Position: Biostatistician, The Center of Innovation for Accelerating Discovery and Practice Transformation at the VA Durham Healthcare System. Full-time. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.  Must have a degree including statistical coursework or a combination of coursework and professional statistical work experience.  Salary will be commensurate with education/experience consistent with a GS 7 ($51,157-66,505) or GS 9 ($62,574-$81,345). This position is anticipated to be in-person, but there may also be some teleworking arrangements. This is not a fully remote position. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: 

We aspire to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, equity, and inclusion. We work to recognize and mitigate our own biases. Our collective success depends on a robust exchange of ideas - an exchange that is best when we see rich diversity in our backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To achieve this, we are committed to diversity in the staff and faculty we hire, equity in the policies we create, and justice in the decisions we make. Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in science are especially encouraged to apply.  

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