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Leidos has an opening for a senior data scientist for a project supporting hhs in washington dcBe part of a team performing a broad and ever-changing array of data science projects supporting national health preparedness and the ongoing covid-19 response.
The analyst will work to help prototype infectious disease analyses and forecastsThey will work with senior decision makers to translate questions into analyses and work with a development team to ensure that proper tools are available to support such questions in the futureExamples of such efforts include: developing new forecasting techniques for infectious disease; continuing development of existing agent-based modeling software framework; healthcare cost-benefit analyses; economic impact analyses; data exploration; constructing visualization of large and complex data; epidemiological analyses of infectious diseasesAnalyses and modeling will focus on public health response and medical countermeasure mitigation.
The analyst will work both independently as well as with an established team of analysts who have been tackling these issues for a decadeMany of these efforts have been recognized as being difficult to solve and require the sophistication, creativity, and judgment of an established and competent data scientistThe position will require significant interaction with cross-functional teams of subject matter experts and senior leaders in non-quantitative fields, so communication skills are key to help understand the analysis needs as well as to brief the methodology and outcomes.
Telecommuting - 50%
Working with customer to refine a problem and translate into something that can be answered with a model and the available data
Developing in and extending agent-based framework to support infectious disease and other response activities
Performing ad-hoc analyses on existing data
Performing the entire lifecycle of analysis: problem formulation, data acquisition, data cleaning, analysis, and presentation
Ms in relevant discipline with 6+ years relevant experience or phd in relevant discipline with 4+ years relevant experience
Expertise in mathematics, probability and statistics, data science
Experience with scientific or mathematical software or programming; particularly r or other scripting language (e.gPython, matlab, or mathematica)
Experience developing software in an object-oriented programming language (java programming is considered a strong plus)
Excellent communication skills with the ability to successfully interact with supervisors, functional peer groups, and/or outside customers
Ability to obtain and maintain a secret clearance
Knowledge of quantitative epidemiology, avian/pandemic influenza, and/or related sciences
Experience working with a data-science team, including knowledge of best practices of code management and working with large-scale data
Prior experience with knowledge data analytics, quantitative algorithms for prediction and machine learning/ai knowledge of statistics, disease transmission modeling, systems dynamics modeling, data analytics, bioinformatics, health economics and/or economic modeling
Pay range $94,250.00 - $145,000.00 - $195,750.00
Posted 10 days ago