Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, Ltd.

Senior Biostatistician

Job Locations US-MD-Silver Spring
Full Time
Location : Name
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Position Summary

Odyssey Systems is recruiting for a Senior Biostatistician to support research and operational health studies that have the goal of improving readiness, combat effectiveness, and soldier health. In support of the Surgeon General’s responsibility to conduct research and operational health studies that have the goal of improving readiness, combat effectiveness, and soldier health, the Statistics and Epidemiology Branch performs various analytics and large-scale epidemiologic research studies of health threats and of diverse clinical, laboratory, behavioral, and administrative approaches involved with managing these threats. The studies involve both infectious and non-infectious diseases and disorders with either acute, chronic or recurrent course.

A full range of epidemiologic methodologies and analytics are used in quantifying absolute and relative risk, identifying risk factors and trends, documenting natural history, validating medical readiness evaluation and measurement techniques, determining the validity, reliability and overall accuracy of screening tests. Studies to support policy development, such as cost effectiveness and cost-benefit analyses, are also performed. Included in the Statistics and Epidemiology Branch is the Medical Standards Analytics and Research (MSAR), whose core mission is to support the Accession and Retention Medical Standards Working Group (ARMSWG) and Disability Advisory Council (DAC) under the Medical Personnel Executive Steering Committee (MEDPERS), by providing research evidence for revisions of the respective DoD Instructions: 6130.03 Medical Standards for Military Service, Volume 1: Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction, Volume 2: Retention, and 1332.38. Disability Evaluation System (DES). This requires receiving and analyzing data from multiple military data sources and presenting tables of data and other research results for subject matter experts using various presentation and publication formats.


****Availability of Position is contingent upon contract award****


Duties include, but not limited to:

  • Expert (recognized authority)** in conceptualizing, planning, conducting and validating epidemiologic studies and statistical models in the evaluation of epidemiological data. Expert (recognized authority)** in statistical software packages to include SAS.
  • Possesses theoretical expert level (recognized authority)** proficiency. 
  • Manages categorical data, as well as clustered data and develops models using longitudinal methods, multivariate analyses, repeated measures, and other advanced multivariate statistical analyses.
  • Trains and mentors junior staff in epidemiologic study design, analysis, advanced SAS programming utilizing macros, arrays and other automatic approaches, results interpretation and development of high quality error-free knowledge products.
  • Extensive experience with military populations, structure, medical readiness policies, preventive medicine issues and analysis of military datasets to include accession medical disqualifications and waivers, personnel, healthcare, and disability data using SAS.
  • Applies sound epidemiologic expertise to interpret results and leads the development of various knowledge products, including technical and departmental analytical reports, interactive dashboards, sophisticated graphs, tables, white papers, manuscripts, briefings and oral/visual presentations to professional groups.
  • Excellent writing skills are demonstrated by a list of peer reviewed scientific publication.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

Citizenship: Must be a US citizen

Clearance: NACI (Ability to Obtain)

Education: Master’s degree in Statistics

Years’ experience:

  • At least 8 years of postgraduate experience independently performing and leading statistical analysis of military epidemiologic studies using SAS programming
  • At least 8 years of experience in developing predictive models for success/failure in large populations using risk factors of various strength and positive predictive value.
  • At least 8 years of experience in generalized linear models, survival analyses, proportional hazards, and other types of multivariate statistical models.

Additional Information:


Location: Onsite - Silver Spring, MD 

Travel: up to 10% 


****Availability of Position is contingent upon contract award****



Company Overview

Odyssey Systems Consulting Group, is an innovative small business committed to providing world-class technical, management, and training support services to government and public sector clients. We focus on people, processes, and performance to deliver superior results. Since our inception in 1997, our commitment to mission success and customer satisfaction has been recognized with exponential growth and exceptional past performance ratings. We accept challenging assignments and drive projects from the planning stages, through implementation, and into operations and support.


Please note: Final compensation for this position will be determined by various factors such as the Federal Government contract labor categories and contract wage rates, relevant work experience, specific skills and competencies, geographic location, education, and certifications.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


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