As a core member of California’s COVID-19 Response Team, the incumbent will contribute to efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID by executing statistical analysis, visualizations of these analyses and support of analytic tools.
- Serves as a statistician providing public health statistics, statistical analysis, and related scientific and technical expertise.
- Provides statistical analysis of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases using appropriate methods including poisson distribution and negative binomial regressions, spatial conditional autoregression, ensembling, machine learning and predictive models as appropriate.
- Presents and interprets the results of research findings, including visualizations of statistical analyses and disease models and prepares reports, scientific publications, and articles for publication.
- Provides insight on statistical models and methods.
- Translates statistical results into real-world implications and policy options for technical and non-technical audiences including external stakeholders.
- Advises on and assists in collecting and synthesizing California-specific data needed for models.
- Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
- Advanced skills in statistics relevant to infectious disease epidemiology, including conception, execution and interpretation of statistics and a preference for experience in statistics tied to real-world or public health implications.
- Strong ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing for audiences which range in widely in their needs.
- Ability to balance methodological rigor with practical concerns and pace of work.
- Ability to seek out and translate feedback for the purpose of continuous quality improvement of data products.
- Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science, Public Health, Biology or closely related field, required.
- Master’s degree from an accredited graduate school with a focus in statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, public policy or health policy, or a related field, preferred;
- Doctoral-level degree such as PhD or DrPH in statistics, biostatistics, or closely related field preferred.
- Stand: Frequently
- Walk: Frequently
- Sit: Frequently
- Handling / Fingering: Occasionally
- Reach Outward: Occasionally
- Reach Above Shoulder: Occasionally
- Climb, Crawl, Kneel, Bend: Occasionally
- Lift / Carry: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
- Push/Pull: Occasionally - Up to 50 lbs
- See: Constantly
- Taste/ Smell: Not Applicable
- Not Applicable = Not required for essential functions
- Occasionally = (0 - 2 hrs/day)
- Frequently = (2 - 5 hrs/day)
- Constantly = (5+ hrs/day)
General Office Setting, Indoors Temperature Controlled
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