Job Title: Mathematical Statistician-NIAID-MPJob Announcement Number: NIH-NIAID-MP-13-828425
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 to
Monday, January 28, 2013
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
2 vacancies in the following location:
Montgomery County, MD United StatesView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.
This position is located in the Biostatistics Research Branch (BRB), Division of Clinical Research (DCR), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Members of BRB provide statistical advice and assistance to staff throughout NIAID by engaging in collaborative research with NIAID scientists (Intramural and Extramural); developing new statistical methods related to any aspect of NIAID research; developing new mathematical models to describe the biology of infectious diseases or immune responses; and providing statistical advice and oversight for Intramural and Extramural research.
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
If you are selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:
- Serve as a senior advisor to the NIAID and to other governmental and nongovernmental research groups in areas relating to the development and application of statistical techniques to research in the biological and medical sciences.
- Provide leadership in initiating a variety of research projects, often in collaboration with others, in the application or modification of mathematical statistics required for data analysis or for statistical investigations.
- Develop and provide statistically sound and practically relevant support to Project Officers for major studies funded by NIAID.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must meet the basic requirements described in either paragraphs A or B below:
A. A degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics (of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics). Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.
B. A combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A 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.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, you must demonstrate the following in your resume:
To qualify for this position at the GS-14 level, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal Service obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks: providing statistical consultation to and collaboration with scientists on research study methodology; providing advice and consultation on a variety of problems involving the theory or application of statistical methods; evaluating new statistical methods for broad and comprehensive research projects; applying a variety of complex statistical and modeling techniques to laboratory and/or clinical data; and serving as lead author on presentations, journal articles, or organization reports.
This position has an education requirement. You must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education . If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts. Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: