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.
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
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.
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
· 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
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday - 8am to 4:30pm
***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***