This position is a CDC Foundation field employee assigned to the Global Tobacco Control Branch in the Office on Smoking and Health at the CDC, Atlanta, GA. The purpose of this position is to provide leadership and direction in the development, management, and implementation of the surveys, statistical and demographic research, and related tobacco use and surveillance activities in an international setting. The incumbent should have survey research experience and applied expertise in demography, statistics, and epidemiology as it relates to the design and implementation of nationally representative household surveys. The incumbent will plan and facilitate the implementation of tobacco use surveys internationally and will work closely with high-ranking members of the ministries of health and World Health Organization (WHO) offices and partners in selected countries.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Serve as a consultant and an advisor on international data collection projects utilizing sample survey and studies that encompass a wide range of advanced topics including statistical methods, research, and study design. Matters for which consultation is provided include: demography, statistics, survey research, and sociology in the design and development of research and evaluation studies related to both international and domestic activities.
Provides consultation to international health and population agencies, such as WHO; national governments; ministries of health, statistics, and education; non- governmental organizations; and academic institutions to facilitate the implementation of nationally representative household surveys on tobacco use. The incumbent will collaborate internally and externally with public health experts to ensure that valid research findings are disseminated and applied to tobacco control activities.
Assists in the writing of comprehensive statistical reports that include analysis, evaluation, and resolutions of tobacco control issues. Collaborates with analysts and statisticians in an international settings to develop joint analyses and publications. Gives presentations on survey findings and methodological and statistical approaches to working with large data sets at national and international conferences. Prepares statistical reports, graphs, charts, tables, and narrative material to be used in publications and presentations.
Qualifications and Required Skills:
Master’s degree in statistics, epidemiology, or public health required; PhD in statistics, epidemiology, or public health preferred.
At least 5 years of statistical data management and analysis experience.
Experience in data quality control and data management of cross-sectional nationally representative household survey data.
Excellent knowledge and experience in data analysis using statistical software packages including SPSS, SAS or Stata for household sample surveys.
Strong knowledge on descriptive and multivariate statistical models using complex sample designs.
Strong knowledge of sample design and weighting.
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills.
Significant experience in preparing PowerPoint presentations using statistical data graphs and tables.
Experience in developing conference presentations and research publications.
This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. This is a CDC Foundation position that will work directly with CDC and most likely to be placed at a CDC location.
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