CDC Division of Global Migration Health Seeks a Lead Health Scientist (Data Scientist)

Original Job Opening Posted on

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is searching for a Lead Health Scientist (Data Scientist), according to a job posting on

The Data Scientist will work in the Division of Global Migration Health, Office of the Director.

According to the posting, duties for the Data Scientist include:

  • Ensure that the organization’s strategic plan, mission, vision, and values are communicated to the team and integrated into the team’s strategies, goals, objectives, work plans and work products and services.
  • Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actionable events, milestones, program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion. Coach the team in the selection and application of appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist the team individual members in identifying the parameters of a viable solution.
  • Consults and collaborates with statistical, data science, artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning), and public health professionals in the collection, linkage, processing, coding, classification, and analysis of public health surveillance, research, and administrative health data. Learns and uses current data science methods and tools to plan and conduct research using public health data systems, including survey data, health care facility data, syndromic surveillance data, electronic health records, vital records, and non-traditional data sources such as social media and unstructured web-based data.
  • Brings and develops expertise in the fields of health science, artificial intelligence (e.g., machine learning), and programming languages as applied to public health. Serves as a data science expert in the analysis and classification of public health surveillance, research, and administrative health data. Collaborates with other professionals within and outside the Center in the conduct of surveillance, research, and analytical studies.
  • Assists in preparing comprehensive reports that include discussion of substantive issues related to data science methodology for public health surveillance and related applications, assessment of the adequacy and quality of data used in the analyses, and explanation of the methods, results, and relevance to the health issue under study.


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Job Opening Details

Job Opening Date: 04/23/2024
Job Closing Date: 04/30/2024
Salary Range: $122,198 - $158,860 per year
Pay Scale/Grade: GS 14
Telework Eligible: Not applicable, this is a remote position.
Applications Open To: Career Transition, Competitive Service, Land & Base Management, Veterans, Military Spouses, Family of Overseas Employees, Individuals with Disabilities, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
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