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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R1903167

Scientific Data Analyst

Job Description:

Our Public Health group is growing and we’re currently seeking a Scientific Data Analyst focused on HIV data for our work in Atlanta, GA.

The Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention−Surveillance and Epidemiology (DHAP−SE) provides national leadership for HIV prevention research and surveillance and the development and testing of effective biomedical interventions to reduce HIV transmission and HIV disease progression in the United States and internationally. The purpose of these activities is to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based HIV prevention programs serving persons affected by, or at risk for, HIV infection. Branches of DHAP-SE include:

  • The Epidemiology Branch designs and conducts epidemiologic, behavioral, and biomedical intervention studies in the United States and internationally to determine risk factors and modes of transmission of HIV infection and to reduce HIV infection and disease progression.
  • The HIV Incidence and Case Surveillance Branch conducts a national program of surveillance and research to monitor and characterize the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and its determinants and impact, to guide public health action at federal, state, and local levels. This program includes surveillance of HIV infection and AIDS in collaboration with state and local health departments to provide population-based data for research, evaluation, and prevention at the national, state, and local levels.
  • The Behavioral and Clinical Surveillance Branch implements scientifically rigorous HIV research studies and surveillance systems that meet critical local, state, and national HIV prevention needs for characterizing persons who are at risk for HIV infection or who have recently acquired HIV or have HIV-related morbidities. The branch also develops and demonstrates best practices of laboratory and prevention technologies to efficiently move them from development into public health practice.

Key Responsibilities: 

The Scientific Data Analyst will analyze quantitative epidemiological, clinical and/or behavioral data and provide output in the format requested.  Some specific responsibilities include: 

  • Merging multiple datasets, including sampling frame, interview, lab testing, and weights datasets.
  • Developing SAS code to comprehensively clean datasets, complete quality control checks, and create final, analysis-ready datasets.
  • Creating complex calculated variables to be used for analysis. 
  • Review and understanding weights created and weighting process followed.
  • Analyzing complex laboratory, incidence, prevalence, and death data to produce reports, slide sets, and tables for manuscripts as needed.
  • Developing written procedures that document the processes taken to manage data or review the quality of dataset.
  • Writing data reports that describe the analysis conducted and presents the analysis results.
  • Conduct testing for data quality assurance and control.
  • Developing Data Management.
  • Plans for new studies and projects.
  • Work with Epidemiologists, Data Stewards, Data Managers, and other Data Analysts.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Public Health, Statistic or Math
  • 3+ years developing data management & analysis plans and data dictionaries in a public health setting
  • 3+ years SAS programming including expertise using the following features:

    Arrays & Macros

  • Generating SAS-based reports using a variety of methods (e.g., PROC REPORT, PROC TABULATE)
  • Exporting reports to other formats such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PDF, and HTML
  • Merging datasets (one-one, one-many, many-many)
  • Creation of new datasets and variables

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics or Math
  • Experience working with weighted data and/or SUDAAN
  • Ability to use and interpret basic SAS statistical procedures (Proc Survey, Proc Genmod, Proc Reg, Proc Logistic, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and staff
  • SAS Base Certification

Professional Skills:

  • Detail oriented and able to create meticulous documentation of variables, datasets and data attributes.
  • Ability to produce data dictionaries and codebooks.
  • Willingness to share code and work within a team.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with little supervision, both independently and as a member of a diverse team.

About ICF:

 ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting services company with over 7,000 full- and part-time employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future. Learn more at icf.com.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.comand we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Georgia Client Office (GA88)

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