Senior Survey Statistician

October 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Northrop Grumman

Senior Statistician

Put your years of experience into a future of excellence…  Northrop Grumman Information Technology (NGIT) sector is seeking a Senior Survey Statistician to join our team in defining the future.  This position will be located in Atlanta , Georgia ( USA ).

The qualified applicant will become part of Northrop Grumman’s partnership with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) & CDC Foundation. The CDC Foundation has been designated as one of the five coordinating partners for the Michael R. Bloomberg’s recently announced initiative to reduce tobacco use in low and middle income countries. As part of this initiative, the CDC Foundation will partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) to develop a rigorous system to monitor the status of global tobacco use and tobacco-free programs through the Global Tobacco Surveillance System (GTSS). The GTSS comprises the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), the Global School Personnel Survey (GSPS), the Global Health Professions Students Survey (GHPSS) and the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS). The position will focus on providing senior survey and statistical expertise toward the development of a standard GATS protocol and implementation of GATS (household survey) in 16 high burden low-and middle income countries. This position is located in the Global Tobacco Control Program, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA. The position will be funded through the CDC Foundation.

The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction in the development, management, and implementation of sample surveys, statistical and demographic research and scientific activities related to tobacco use and surveillance activities that focus on tobacco-related behavior and attitudes in an international setting. The incumbent has survey research experience and applies expertise in demography, statistics, and epidemiology to the design and implementation of sample surveys in the 16 countries. Incumbent plans, collaborates and facilitates the implementation of tobacco use prevalence and related indicators internationally and works closely with high-ranking members of the Ministries of Health and WHO offices and partners in these countries.

Roles and Responsibilities:
•  Serve as a consultant and an advisor on international data collection projects utilizing sample survey and studies that encompass a wide range of advanced topics including statistical methods, research, and study design. Matters for which consultation is provided include: demography, statistics, survey research, and sociology in the design and development of research and evaluation studies related to both international and domestic activities.
•  Provide consultation to international health and population agencies, such as WHO, national governments, ministries of health, statistics and education, non-governmental organizations and academic institutions to facilitate the implementation of GATS. The incumbent collaborates internally and externally with public health experts to ensure that valid research findings are disseminated and applied to tobacco control activities.
•  Assist in the writing of comprehensive statistical reports that include analysis, evaluation, and resolutions of tobacco control issues. Collaborate with analysts and statisticians in international settings to develop joint analyses and publications. Give presentations on survey findings and methodological and statistical approaches to working with large data sets at national and international conferences. Prepares statistical reports, graphs, charts, tables, and narrative material to be used in publishing the surveys and results of studies and in giving oral and poster presentations

Minimum Qualifications:
To be considered for this position, you must minimally meet the knowledge, skills, and abilities listed below:
•  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, demography, epidemiology, public health, or related field.
•  We are looking for an individual with a strong surveillance (e.g., survey statistics, demography, and epidemiology) experience including scientific data analysis and report writing skills  with extensive experience (3-5 years) conducting all aspects of household-based survey data collection
•  Specific experience should include development of sampling frames, management of data collection teams, designing complex population-based samples, management of data entry and quality control staff, and other relevant experience conducting field work in international settings.
•  Additional analytical and technical skills include advanced knowledge of SAS, STATA, SPSS, SUDAAN, and other statistical, sampling, data management and data entry software.
•  The successful candidate will have experience in a role requiring complex internal and external organizations, as well as demonstrated ability to work with efficiency and diplomacy, flexibility and as part of a team effort and ability to travel up to 30% internationally.

Preferred Qualifications:
Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration:
•  Foreign language ability, field experience, and handheld data collection experience are desirable.
•  The ideal candidate will also have lived and worked in developing countries and have appreciation of other cultures.

This position is contingent upon contract award, budget, and/or customer approval.  Northrop Grumman IT will consider qualified college graduates, regardless of age.

This is not a telecommute or teleworking opportunity.


Patrick W. Cox

Northrop Grumman Information Technology



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