Junior Data Science Specialist

Job TitleJunior Data Science Specialist – MAP
Application Deadline10/26/2022
Job Description*·  Lead observational epidemiology studies (including case-control and ecological studies) and statistical modeling (predictive and explanatory)

·  Develop and lead quantitative bias analyses

·  Design, develop, clean, and manage datasets of parameters and probability distributions for mathematical models

·  Focused literature review and evidence syntheses

·  Prepare findings for publications, presentations, or reports (tailored to different audiences)

·  Manuscript writing and editing for peer-reviewed publications as well as scientific and stakeholder presentations
Required Qualifications*· A Master’s degree in Epidemiology, Social Science, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Economics, Economics, and/or a related discipline

· Must be proficient in the use of at least one statistical language. R required

· Strong analytical skills and an aptitude for accuracy, detail, and problem-solving, with minimum 2 years experience in data management and statistical analysis

· Prior experience in cleaning raw data, and exploratory data analyses

· Peer-reviewed publications and/or reports to policy-makers, non-governmental agencies, etc. as first author or co-author.
Preferred Qualifications*·  Additional statistical language (SAS, Stata, Python, etc.)

·  Coursework and/or experience with causal inference

·  Coursework and/or experience with Bayesian statistics

·  Coursework and/or experience working or collaborating with transmission dynamics models

·  Prior experience working on infectious research (especially COVID-19 and/or HIV/STI)

·  Demonstrate a deep understanding of various sources of biases in data

·  Excellent verbal communication skills

·  Excellent written communication/documentation of code (analyses)

·  Work both independently (lead projects) and as part of a team in a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment

·  Motivated, and self-starting, with strong time management and project coordination

·  Ability to multi-task and prioritize tasks, work accurately and effectively with deadlines
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