The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking to hire a Supervisory Health Scientist – Data Scientist within the Center for Forecasting and Outbreak Analytics (CFA) – Predict Division, per a posting on USAJobs.gov. The position will lead and conduct assignments that focus on sifting through enormous amounts of data to assist investigators and auditors in the conduct of their audits and investigations, conducting statistical sampling for audits, and implementing a business support system for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) that ensures the security of OIG information.
According to the posting, the duties for the Supv Health Scientist (Data Scientist) include:
- Direct the activities of multiple teams that are developing and implementing advanced computational models to simulate and forecast infectious disease transmission processes and estimate key epidemic parameters from data.
- Establish vision, goals, priorities, and performance standards of the organization.
- Provide expert consultation and advice to Division and Center Directors in computational epidemiology and the application of sound statistical and epidemiological principles in the analysis of public health data.
- Demonstrate expertise and attention to detail while leading high-profile modeling projects with real-world impacts
Promote the use of state-of-the-art technology, enterprise-grade software development practices, and advanced modeling workflows that embrace open science while ensuring the scientific integrity, reproducibility, and validity of the outputs.