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    The Health Science Specialist position falls under the direction of the director of the VHA WRIISC Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence in NJ. The duties include downloading, cleaning, maintenance and restructuring of a national dataset into existing charts and presentations. The main objective is to assist with and coordinate data assembly, management and analysis functions that require interaction between many entities of the medical/scientific field and involve novel issues.

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    Some of the primary duties of this position include:
    Clean, manage, and analyze data using analytic software packages (SAS or R) to determine accuracy for the preparation of analytical datasets for longitudinal and cross-sectional analysis.
    Perform statistical modeling and quantitative analysis on datasets, including basic descriptive analysis/tabulating profiles/creating data plots, in preparation for more advanced analyses.
    Assist senior Health Science Specialists with establishing acceptable research policies and procedures for evaluation groups to conduct their reviews and to frame their recommendations for project effectiveness and medical research funds.
    Assist in the determination of the need for additional ad hoc review/representation from scientific and medical practice specialties.

    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    This is a Term Appointment Not To Exceed (NTE) 2 Years

    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Health Science Specialist/PD21J33O

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    0601 General Health Science

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