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HJF is seeking a Lead Research Analyst to support the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. The incumbent serves as the lead research analyst supporting the clinical research activities of the MHRP through direction and leadership of the Data Coordination and Analysis Center (DCAC). DCAC provides data collection, management, processing and analytic support to a wide portfolio of research projects executed by MHRP and affiliated organizations including observational and interventional studies. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring the complete and accurate collection of research data from all clinical research sites. The incumbent oversees a staff of programmers, data management specialists, and research analysts that are tasked with the creation and implementation of tools to support data capture, routine monitoring of data for completion and accuracy, communication with clinical research sites to coordinate data entry and response to database queries, preparation of data reports, and design and execution of statistical analyses to test research hypotheses. The incumbent is responsible for directing and coordinating the completion of all responsibilities assigned to DCAC while ensuring that all necessary steps are taken to comply with regulatory requirements and ensure data integrity.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of data management and biostatistical methods; proficiency in data analyses using statistical tools such as SAS, Stata, and GraphPad Prism; awareness of data quality issues; experience in the analysis of clinical cohort and clinical trial data; experience managing multi-disciplinary teams; ability to lead and direct staff to meet mission requirements; familiarity with medical science and clinical research, ideally with experience in HIV-related research; ability to communicate effectively; ability to use sound judgment in solving problems; knowledge of word processing and spreadsheets on personal computer systems; ability to learn new systems necessary for job completion; ability to make effective presentations and publish scientific research; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; willingness to travel to research sites as needed to support MHRP research protocols.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in biostatistics, epidemiology, statistics or a related field with experience conducting analyses using clinical cohort and clinical trial data. Experience in the field of HIV research strongly preferred.
Minimum Experience: 6 - 10 years of related experience.
Physical Capabilities: Bending, standing, and sitting; able to tolerate intercontinental travel.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Responsible for oversight and management of DCAC, including supervision of data management specialists, programmers, and analysts.
Work Environment: Office setting.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.