Our team of statisticians and data scientists brings a broad perspective to our work with scientists on the analytical and computational aspects of veterinary disease diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. We work with scientific reviewers to evaluate study protocols and reports submitted for regulatory approval. We work with laboratory scientists on assay validation and related issues.
This position supports our work with scientific reviewers and laboratory scientists as well as other statisticians and data scientists on our team. It involves data exploration and analysis, statistical modeling and interpretation, and clear presentation of findings and recommendations. Depending on experience, interest, and aptitude, it may also include methods development, study design, varied consulting services, or developing and implementing software tools for statistical or laboratory applications.
Desired experience and skills:
- Statistical design, analysis, and interpretation of scientific and clinical studies. - Application of statistical principles to specific problems in applied disciplines. - Effective communication with scientists about practical issues. - Not required but possibly helpful background in related areas, such as laboratory applications, epidemiology, machine learning, quality control, or statistical programming.
Under Executive Order 11935, this position is limited to United States citizens and nationals.
The vacancy announcement will be open for application June 15 through June 28 on the www.usajobs.gov web site. Link to announcement: 24VS-APHIS-MA-2018-0463.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depending on qualifications and experience, with promotion potential beyond this range.
About USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics
The USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics regulates vaccines, diagnostics, and other immunobiologics used to manage animal diseases. It has over 100 employees in Ames, Iowa, where it maintains close affiliation with Iowa State University and the National Animal Disease Center. Ames is known for its stimulating cultural environment, pleasant surroundings, and stable economy, and it was ranked second out of 189 other small cities by The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.