Job Overview

Summary

Vacancy ID: 885534 

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you! To find out more, go to http://www.va.gov/jobs/.

Duties

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment (not-to-exceed 13 months). Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition.

 

This position will be assigned to Health Services Research, Research Service, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN, serving as a statistician working directly with faculty investigators and research staff in health service research and development activities of the Center of Excellence (COE). Duties include, but may not be limited to the following:

·       Constructs new, large-scale complex databases, designs their formats, and structures and manages their reorganization for specific analytic purposes; constructs variables and measures from new and existing data sets using appropriate techniques for specific analytic purposes; and designs and conducts appropriate statistical analyses in collaboration with project principal investigators and biostatisticians.

·       Advises investigators and other research associates on database design; and develops documentation for both existing databases (e.g., measures, sources, construction, programs) and those of completed projects (for project archives).

·       Prepares design and findings for presentation in the form of written reports, graphs, charts, tables, or other summaries; conducts descriptive and graphical analyses to summarize data in graphs and tables to facilitate planning and reporting of subsequent analyses; and performs complex statistical analyses of data including longitudinal repeated measures analysis, multivariable statistical modeling, logistic regression, survival analysis, and hierarchical modeling.

·       Directs or performs checks on study data to identify potential problems with patient recruitment, missing data, data quality, etc.; and prepares and presents orally and in written form, study issues, methods, and findings in report, graph, chart, table or other form.

·       Designs and conducts descriptive and multivariate statistical analyses; and suggests new appropriate analytic approaches and techniques to project investigators and senior research staff.

·       Contributes technical knowledge and assistance to preparation of research proposals and reports; and prepares data and analysis sections of working papers, interim reports, final reports, and manuscripts for submission.

·       Supervises research assistants in basic statistical analyses and data management; participates in and facilitates multi-disciplinary investigative teams about research design, field procedures, measurement protocols, database design, etc.

·       Participates in the preparation and writing of scholarly publications based on the results of the analysis; contributes to the planning and writing of research grants related to health services including drafting statistical methods sections and sample size calculations.

·       Searches for and applies new and current statistical, data management, and quality improvement methodologies through regularly attending research seminars/conferences, regular searching, and review of the medical, biostatistician, and quality improvement literature.

Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday - 8am to 4:30pm

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***