Biostatistician at 189 ICF Z-Tech, Inc.


Category
IT/Software Development
Company
189 ICF Z-Tech, Inc.
Location
Maryland Client Office (MD88), MD
Posted
11/20/2018

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Biostatistician

Health, Research, Informatics & Technology

Bethesda, Maryland

Job Description

The Health, Research, Informatics & Technology Division of ICF provides a broad range of services related to Biomedical Informatics support for the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the DC–metro area. We are currently seeking an experienced, versatile Biostatistician to support a client project. The Biostatistician is responsible for analyzing large, de-identified medical record and clinical databases and for supporting the development of statistical methods for research projects. The Biostatistician will work collaboratively with scientists, including physicians, engineers, and computer scientists, in the design of formal studies and will participate in development of statistical methods to find important predictors of outcomes in large claim-based clinical database using various regression and survival models.

This position requires being onsite daily at our client location in Bethesda, Maryland.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manipulating CMS Medicare claims data using SAS
  • Merging and consolidating different claim-level files and creating patient-level summary data
  • Analyzing patient-level study data to find important predictors for outcomes of interest
  • Documenting projects and providing status reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in statistics or biostatistics with strong academic training in methodology
  • Experience with analysis of clinical and medical record data
  • Demonstrable expertise with implementing electronic health records, especially CMS Medicare claims data
  • Familiarity with statistical models such as generalized linear models, survival analyses (Cox proportional hazard regression, Accelerated Failure time model, Fine-Gray subdistribution hazard regression etc.), and Mixed model
  • High degree of programming proficiency in SAS/R/Stata
    • Expertise in SAS. Example: SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT such as PHREG, LIFEREG, GENMOD, GLIMMIX etc.
  • Experience implementing propensity score approaches (matching, stratification, and weighting) in analyzing observational data

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in R programming language and Stata
  • Good working knowledge of SAS and time-efficient programing
  • Good understanding in Medicare/Medicaid

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to write clean, consistent, and well-documented code
  • Excellent oral, and written communication skills, and ability to document projects and provide status reports
  • Possess positive attitudes and behaviors and contribute to a constructive team culture
  • Excellent team and interpersonal skills. Ability to both take direction and work in a self-directed environment, effectively interact with all levels of staff and external contacts
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and flexibility to handle a variety of tasks, and shift priorities as needed
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills and experience in client management, with sensitivity to complex organizational structures, varying cultures, and potentially conflicting goals.

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce. 

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. ICF—together for tomorrow.

About ICF

ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI) is a global consulting and technology services provider with more than 5,000 professionals focused on making big things possible for our clients. We are business analysts, policy specialists, technologists, researchers, digital strategists, social scientists and creatives. Since 1969, government and commercial clients have worked with ICF to overcome their toughest challenges on issues that matter profoundly to their success. Come engage with us at .

Maryland Client Office (MD88)