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Job: Geospatial Statistician
Location: Atlanta, GA 30301
Business Group Highlights
The Health group provides solutions to help government healthcare agencies lower administrative costs, reduce fraud and abuse, and improve the quality of services for individuals. We also provide analytics that combine clinical knowledge with big data technology and techniques to transform petabytes of data into meaningful solutions for our customers.
The Geospatial Statistician will be required to provide geospatial statistical support in applicable public health disciplines (environmental health, emergency preparedness/response, chronic disease, infectious disease, injury) using software tools along with U.S. Census and other Agency collected demographic data, health outcome data, and contaminant data to:
Map environmental, socio-economic, demographic, and health outcome data
Develop methods and models for assessing the relationship between environmental exposures and health outcomes
Conduct applied research using local, state, and national databases
Analyze relationships among geographic features; characterize cases, affected populations, and contamination
Perform advanced geospatial analysis including cluster analysis, regression analysis, sampling design, local, and global measures of spatial association, geographically weighted regression, and interpolation approaches, such as kriging and inverse distance weighting (IDW)
Examine trends and patterns in health outcomes, risk, and vulnerability to better understand the context of infectious and chronic diseases and environmental exposures; organize multi-variate datasets into easily consumable indices; provide reports, charts, and graphs to communicate complex concepts to audiences of all types
Support interdisciplinary teams to develop study questions that examine the geographic and temporal variations in disease, and the linkage between environmental exposures and health, and risk factors and health
Identify statistical approaches to best examine problems associated with environmental sampling and exposure, epidemiology, and health program planning and evaluation
Act as a liaison between scientists and program to design statistical methodologies that reveal spatial and temporal relationships between diseases and environmental factors
Assist with epidemiological and medical geography consultations, exposure assessments, and 2D/3D contaminant modeling
Quantify the structure and distribution of spatially referenced data using geostatistical analyses
Participate in oral and written communications, as needed, to interface with the diverse and multi-disciplinary program staff to obtain clarity in requirements and communicate complex GIS science and technology concepts to program staff and customer staff who collaborate with program on various projects
Requires 5 to 8 years with BS/BA or 3 to 5 years with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.
Experience with ArcGIS suite of GIS products and extensions, and statistical software including but not limited to SAS, SaTScan, GeoDa, and R
Ability to work independently or as a part of a team to provide geospatial statistical support
Ability to explain technical concepts and applications to non-GIS project partners
Willingness to learn and adapt to rapidly evolving geospatial technologies
Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must
Experience supporting Public Health Agency is preferred
BS/BA in Public Health, Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or related field
MPH or MS/MA in Public Health, Math, Statistics, or related field preferred
What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sector—from investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.
Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.
Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
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