The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is searching for a Lead Health Scientist (Data Scientist) according to a job posting on USAJobs.gov. The position is located within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases.
According to the posting, the Lead Health Scientist (Data Scientist) will:
- Serve as Team Lead, ensuring the strategic plan, mission, vision, values, assignments and scope of requirements are communicated to team.
- Consult and collaborate 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.
- Apply current data science methods and tools to plan and conduct research, support the development of proposals and projects that align with research and policy goals for data science research and analytic projects; define the scope and intent of the projects, and monitor data quality issues.
- Serve as a data science expert in the analysis and classification of public health surveillance, research, and administrative health data; collaborate with internal and external professionals on surveillance, research, and analytical studies; consult with experts concerning projects; provide technical input to programmers, analysts and technology professionals to update data from multiple sources or to develop data storage and management systems.