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    The Statistician functions as a Programmer with duties that involve (SQL) Structured Query Language coding and script writing for the Cooperative Studies Program(CSP).

    Work Schedule: Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Compressed/Flexible: Not Available
    Telework: Available, as determined by agency policy
    Virtual: Not a virtual position
    Position Description/PD#s: Statistician (Medicine) GS-1530-11/12, 689-02331-A/689-02332-A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: N/A
    Financial Disclosure Report: N/A

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    • Work independently to identify and/or interpret system objectives, functions, and center requirements related to data processing and management for research projects.
    • Evaluate technology alternatives and systems, design strategies; analyze existing systems capabilities, compatibility, and interoperability; prepare technical design documents; program code development, design and execute QC testing.
    • Develop training documents and implement database recovery and disaster recovery techniques on current and new programs designed for the collection of clinical trial data.
    • Perform logical and physical database design (SQL and SAS Datasets)(Statistical Analysis System) to support statistical analysis.
    • Develop computer programs and scripts that enable the sharing and transport of data between PCs, Linux/UNIX servers, enterprise web services (i.e. SharePoint, web based SQL systems) and relational databases as necessary.
    • Provide Study Team(s) and program analysts documentation on efficient procedures and implementation of specific techniques.
    • Provide training and guidance to users in the use and maintenance of developed data processing systems.
    • Function as a member of a team and may be asked to mentor more junior team members.
    • Design statistical data analysis or data collection systems for the field at remote sites; including developing testing, installation, training, system documentation, user's guides/manuals, routine monitoring, trouble shooting and hardware support.
    • Develop and present automation options to management that take into account time, cost, and resource availability.
    • Gain approval on solutions and finalize requirements; prepare design documents; write and validate code (primarily in SAS); test, implement, and maintain applications; make recommendations for clinical trial data collection and management software.
    • Define the number of programs and program interfaces, determine techniques used to facilitate transfer of data between SAS and other software packages.
    • Develop production procedures for data processing and report production.
    • Evaluate current study specific data management and statistical procedures; update the data management plan; develop new/supplemental guidance to improve the testing process and present to the Chief of Data Management for approval and implementation.
    • Develop benchmarks for use by systems analysts and applications developers in evaluating the accuracy of test plans and test data.
    • Update, test and evaluate software releases and ensure that all software related initiatives are executed in conformance with appropriate policies and standards.
    • Monitor system usage and performance.
    • Analyze existing and projected processing requirements and forecast future resource requirements that may include field testing for custom applications developed at the center.
    • Organize and maintain system documentation.
    • Production and QC on case report form and computer program (data processing system) validation (administrative and technical) to include technical manuals, programming guides, and operating instructions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. May be required to travel for planning meetings or to attend conferences.

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