Job Title: Mathematical Statisician-OD-MPJob Announcement Number: NIH-OD-MP-13-848105
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: National Institutes of Health
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/ Per Year
Thursday, February 28, 2013 to
Thursday, March 07, 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
We are looking for energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented mathematical statistician professionals to join the Office of Extramural Research (OER), which conducts analyses on National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported research programs and the biomedical research workforce to demonstrate NIH's major contributions to improving human health and quality of life, and supports the continued development of a world-class, national biomedical research workforce.
This position is located in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of the Director (OD), Office of Extramural Research (OER), Office of Research Information Systems (ORIS), Office of Statistical Analysis and Reporting (OSAR). For more information click here
- Time in grade met within 30 days of closing date.
- Position is subject to a background investigation.
- All supporting documents must be received by the closing date.
- There is an education requirement - transcripts required.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Mathematical Statistician in the Office of Statistical Analysis and Reporting (OSAR), your duties will include:
- Applying mathematical and statistical techniques to the analysis of biomedical research programs and the biomedical research workforce and their connection with NIH programs, the biomedical research and development sector, and the international, National, State, and/or local economies.
- Independently analyzing trends in biomedical research expenditures and sources of funding for specific basic and applied research programs that address medical conditions and their risk factors, and the impact of policy changes on this spending.
- Independently analyzing behavioral, health, and economic factors associated with biomedical research programs and the biomedical research workforce, and developing explanatory and predictive models taking these into account.
- Interpreting data and preparing briefing materials and reports on behavioral, health, economic and statistical issues for use by NIH leadership and staff, the Executive Branch, Congress, the research community, the media, non-profit organizations, industry and the public, amongst others.
- Serving as an expert analyst with a marked degree of professional independence and technical authority. Transferring research findings to users through committee and working group assignments and participation, peer-reviewed publications, web reports, working papers, and presentations.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
Applicants must meet the basic education requirements described in either paragraphs A or B below:
A. Have 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. Have 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 education requirement, applicants must possess the following:
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS- 13 level obtained in either the private or public sector that included the following tasks and responsibilities: provided statistical consultation to and collaboration with scientists on research study methodology; applied a variety of statistical techniques to laboratory and/or clinical data; prepared reports on the progress of assigned projects; presented papers at meetings and/or conferences.View Assessment Questions
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: