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Epidemiologist

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Job Number:
636920
Job Category:
Healthcare / Life Sciences / Medical
Location:
GROTON, CT US
Schedule:
Full-time
Travel:
None
Shift:
Day Job
Potential for Teleworking:
No
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:
None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:
Secret
Description:

Leidos’s Naval Health Operation (NHE) currently looking for an Epidemiologist to support epidemiological studies of submariner health and other areas of submarine medicine, in support of the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.

 

The ideal candidate shall:

·        Develop, initiate, modify, and maintain medical event monitoring, a database system, and data reporting for the purpose of obtaining epidemiological data and findings for submarine medical surveillance and research.

·        Plan, design, implement, and perform epidemiology research to investigate submariner illnesses and injuries, evaluating the effects of submarine deployment and exposures on long-term health outcomes, with a goal of developing preventive programs and mitigation efforts and informing future navy health policy.

·        Incorporate linked data from the military health system and other DoD databases and apply rigorous statistical methodology to analyze longitudinal data.  Identify and thoroughly research alternate approaches to analysis of data.

·        Work in close coordination with and provide consultation to BUMED, Submarine Force commands, the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command, and other DoD activities as needed.

·        Publish or communicate results of epidemiology data and research to the Navy commands above and other activities as needed.  Coordinate and ensure publication of technical information.  Prepare semi-technical summaries and publications for non-research technical and general audiences.  Report findings, outcomes, and recommendations through presentations, briefings, and publications.  Present briefs and technical commands up to and including four-star flag level, and to national and international conferences.

·        Monitor advances in medical literature, technologies, and relevant discoveries in epidemiology by attending seminars and conferences.  Monitor Navy and other DoD services health surveillance systems and epidemiology programs for updates and changes.

·        Write research proposals, research protocols, technical reports, and journal publications addressing the above topics.  Create illustrations, charts, and graphs.

·        Coordinate projects and other research with Naval and other military activities, including the U.S. Coast Guard, other federal and civilian collaborators and contractors.

·        Upon request, act as reviewer and referee for both internal and external manuscripts and/or reports selected for in-house publication or submission to scientific journals.

·        Act as a mentor/consultant on science and technical issues.  Deliver recommendations and guidance for current and future research projects.

 


Qualifications:

Requirements:

·        The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level.  Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.

·        Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.

·        A postgraduate degree from an accredited university in the United States or a foreign university of equivalent standard is essential with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or higher degree in a relevant field of science, such as chemistry, biological sciences, or physics, is essential.

·        Training and experience in the use of computer statistical software, medical and other databases and programs; and understanding of epidemiology research  and medical surveillance, research design, research controls, and research statistics, as well as skill and originality in the design, execution, and analysis of medical surveillance/epidemiological data.

·        Excellent interpersonal and people management skills.  Ability to develop and direct research programs.  Leadership in training and guiding members of research teams is a requirement.

·        Evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the review and publication of articles and reports, and membership in scientific societies.  Knowledge of and experience in writing and editing technical and scientific research information projects is essential.

·        Ability to speak well and concisely, and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.

 

Ideal Skills:

·        Ability to extend and apply the knowledge of epidemiology to the missions of the command and the Navy.

 

Work Location:

·        Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.

·        Some offsite travel (10-25%) may be required.

 


Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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