Senior Research Associate

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Job Description Summary:

The GW Biostatistics and Epidemiology Consulting Service (BECS) is seeking a full-time Senior Research Associate to work on a mix of health related projects. Approximately 50% of time will be spent working with faculty who are serving as Fellows with the Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness ( Those projects will involve statistical analyses of existing databases related to nutrition and obesity, assistance with data analysis plans, and helping to write up papers and prepare grant applications. The remaining time will involve similar work on multidisciplinary teams for a mix of other health-related projects, as well as occasional administrative tasks. There is a possibility that one of the other projects will involve a longitudinal study attempting to understand risk factors for childhood obesity, making this an ideal position for someone who has both moderately strong statistical skills and an interest in obesity, nutrition, or chronic disease epidemiology.

The BECS consists of a group of faculty and non-faculty biostatisticians and epidemiologists based primarily in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the GWU Milken Institute School of Public Health. Our mission is to provide biostatistical and epdemiologic study design support services to investigators engaged in in health research at GWU and in some cases to investigators affiliated with other organizations. ( The Redstone Global Center implements and evaluates strategies to improve health and to measure outcomes globally, nationally and in the Washington, DC community. The Center focuses on topics which includes obesity, nutrition and physical activity. Many opportunities exist for professional growth through interaction with the BECS team, attendance at talks on campus, and networking with faculty and staff who have similar interests in applying statistics to understand how to improve health outcomes.

The statistician occupying this position will have a high level of autonomy and will report to the BECS Director.

Responsibilities include:

- Manage the analysis of large multilevel databases using statistical software using sophisticated analytic methods
- Collaborate with other investigators to prepare detailed data analysis plans, interpret analyses, publish results, and prepare grant applications.
– Performing other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree in a related discipline and 3 years of direct experience in the field. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with more than one statistical programming language
– Moderate or stronger knowledge of multi-variable regression modeling (linear, logistic) and moderate knowledge of structural equation modeling or propensity score matching
– Prior experience in nutrition, biochemistry, physiology, or chronic disease epidemiology
– Excellent oral communication
– Evidence of ability to work both independently and with a team, and to manage time across multiple projects.
– Experience or training in analyzing survey data from complex survey data, such as NHANES
– Experience or training in GIS, scale reliability and validity assessment, quasi-experimental designs, time series analysis, or basic clinical trial design
– 2 years of experience with statistical programming using SAS, R, STATA, or SPSS
– Evidence of strong scientific writing skills


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Field Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F, 8:00-5 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000504 Job Open Date: 03/28/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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      Posted: 3/29/2018
      Application Due: 5/22/2018
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