Supervisory Mathematical Statistician - Associate Director
National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
October 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is recruiting for a Supervisory Mathematical Statistician (GS-1529-15), to serve as the Associate Director within the Biometric Research Program (BRP) (https://brb.nci.nih.gov), Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis (DCTD). We are seeking a senior level candidate with a professional mastery of advanced mathematical and statistical theory and methods for biomedical research or equivalent education and experience. The position provides statistical leadership and oversight for the national program of therapeutic and diagnostic clinical trials at the NCI, as well as translational research in developmental therapeutics, diagnostics, and cancer imaging. The Biometric Research Program (BRP) is comprised of the Biostatistics Branch (BB) and the Computational Systems Biology Branch (CSBB) which consists of doctoral level statisticians and computational biologists conducting research in methods for the design, monitoring and analysis of clinical trials and related studies and who provide statistical oversight of the national program of therapeutic and diagnostic clinical trials sponsored by the DCTD. This position will oversee the responsibilities of these two Branches and its staff. Interested candidates should have supervisory experience in leading high-level scientists, general personnel management, management of workloads including division and programmatic priorities, as well as technical leadership and guidance in the major subject areas described within.
The candidate will serve as a key advisor to the DCTD Director and will direct a program of study and research in the development of new methodologies and techniques in Biostatistics and Computational Biology, including research having direct relevance to design and analysis of new and ongoing clinical trials evaluating precision medicine approaches and analysis of biomarker and high-dimensional data such as genomic, transcriptome, and proteomic data. The candidate will be expected to provide expertise and oversight in the design of clinical trials sponsored by the NCI and monitoring these clinical trials, provide statistical policy guidance for initiatives in translational research, conduct and oversee cutting-edge research that furthers the state-of-the-art in biostatistics leading to new concepts and methodologies for application to cancer research, and serve as the primary spokesman to the NCI Division leaders and the NCI Director regarding an extensive variety of complex biostatistical and computational related issues. Provides authoritative advice and leadership in various aspects of clinical research, including clinical trials and correlative study design, and design of bioinformatic systems to support clinical trials, clinical study concept and protocol review, clinical trial auditing, and monitoring.
This is a full-time government position in Rockville, Maryland. Compensation for the position is commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and experience as permitted within Federal Government appointments. Individuals who apply must be U.S. citizens. To apply, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov and search NIH-NCI-DE-19-10294779 / NIH-NCI-MP-19-10330781. Applications must be received between 10/17/2018–10/26/2018.
For questions regarding this position, interested candidates should contact Dr. Jeffrey Abrams, Acting Director for Clinical Research, DCTD, NCI at firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-276-6515. For application and qualification questions, please contact Paulette Moore, HR Specialist at email@example.com or 301-402-5057.
DHHS, NIH, and NCI are Equal Opportunity Employers.
You must have a degree that includes 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics (of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics). Courses acceptable toward meeting the mathematics course requirement must have included at least four of the following: differential calculus, integral calculus, advanced calculus, theory of equations, vector analysis, advanced algebra, linear algebra, mathematical logic, differential equations, or any other advanced course in mathematics for which one of these was a prerequisite. Courses in mathematical statistics or probability theory with a prerequisite of elementary calculus or more advanced courses will be accepted toward meeting the mathematics requirements, with the provision that the same course cannot be counted toward both the mathematics and the statistics requirement.
A combination of education and experience - at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
And, have at least (1) year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: leading staff and overseeing resources allocated to biometric research programs; applying methodologies for using statistical software packages in computing environments; applying the principles, concepts, and methods for statistical theory and methods for biomedical research, including predictive modeling, clinical trial design, laboratory and diagnostic study design to develop new theories and approaches; contributor to published research studies that produce advanced theories, innovative applications, new scientific principles, or new research techniques; conduct statistical studies to assess the impact of new approaches and methodologies applicable to research programs.
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Additional Salary Information: Compensation for the position is commensurate with the individual’s qualifications and experience as permitted within federal government appointments. GS-1529-15, $134,789 to $164,200 per annum.
Internal Number: NIH-NCI-DE-19-10294779
About National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health and is considered the federal government's principal agency for cancer research. The Biometric Research Program is organizationally structured within the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, NCI. The Biometric Research Program is responsible for statistical leadership and oversight for the national program of therapeutic and diagnostic clinical trials of the NCI, as well as translational research in developmental therapeutics, diagnostics and cancer imaging. The Biometric Research Program is an integral component of NCI that supports NCI's overall mission by enhancing the rate of promising scientific discoveries, and efficiency of their translation, to advance clinical care to reduce the burden of cancer in the United States and around the world.