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Job Title: Data Scientist – (Public Health Surveillance) Disease Modeling Prediction Subject Matter Expert (SME)(ID#15124)

Location: Silver Spring, MD

 

SUMMARY

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs provides all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, and supervision in support of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB). The AFHSB is the central, integrated, customer-focused epidemiologic and global health surveillance resource for the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

The AFHSB requires a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the field of disease modeling and prediction who can combine DoD health data with other available data sources (weather, traffic patterns, etc.) and develop statistical models to predict disease threats to the military. This includes forecasting the spread and the severity of a known disease like influenza as well as predicting where and when a novel disease is likely to emerge.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Act as the principal advisor to the IB section’s technical lead, as well as the SME to the Chiefs, Integrated Biosurveillance (IB) section and AFHSB/Public Health Division (PHD), on matters dealing with disease modeling and prediction technologies and their potential for establishment of such capabilities in coordination with other AFHSB, DoD, and USG interagency officials.
  • Coordinate the development of predictive models for disease with partners in the USG interagency and academia to ensure that the DHA is responsive to the US military’s and Geographic Combatant Command (GCC) and Military Services Force Health Protection (FHP) needs.
  • Serve as the AFHSB’s principal expert for analyzing DoD and open source health surveillance data with the ultimate goal of predicting the onset of, and forecasting the further progression/ transmission of, military-relevant diseases of interest to the GCCs and the Military Services.
  • Communicate the results of such disease modeling and prediction efforts to senior leaders and public health decision-makers, clearly explaining the degree of uncertainty surrounding the results.
  • Disseminate the results of analytical studies by way of preparation of briefings, manuscripts, presentations, information summaries, issue papers, and technical documents, as well as their sharing via websites and other media outlets based on target audiences at the guidance of the IB section’s technical lead.
  • Work with Geographic Information System (GIS) experts to communicate the results graphically, where appropriate, through an interactive GIS-facilitated portal, to include, but not be limited to, the Health Surveillance Explorer or other disease assessment platforms available within the DoD or the USG interagency community at-large.
  • Collaborate with leaders in this field throughout the USG interagency and academia to ensure that DoD is using the most up-to-date techniques.
  • Develop advice on strategy in the field of disease modeling and prediction to interpret the landscape of available resources and programs and recommend future initiatives by the AFHSB.

 

SUPERVISORY/MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY

  • None

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Existing secret security clearance or higher desired, existing T3 investigation required.
  • Must currently possess a minimum of a PhD/DrPH or other doctoral degree in a related field.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience and published research in the field of disease modeling and prediction.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Must have a good breadth of knowledge of the scientific literature on this topic and have participated in collaborative efforts with academia, industry, or USG interagency.
  • Ability to work under a federal contract supporting a DoD client, especially in the handling of sensitive but unclassified client information required.
  • Familiarity with the Military Health System (MHS) and DHA desired.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Climate-controlled office during normal business hours.

 

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

 

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Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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