Job type full-time
Full job description
Knowesis is seeking a data scientist to provide advanced analytics and data visualization services for the 711 human performance wing (hpw), united states air force school of aerospace medicine (usafsam) department of aerospace medicine (usafsam/fe), aerospace medicine studies and analysis division (fes), aerospace medicine integrated operational support analytics branch (feso), headquartered at wright-patterson air force base in ohioThe 711 human performance wing is the first human-centric warfare wing to consolidate human performance research, education, and consultation under a single organizationEstablished under the air force research laboratory, the 711 hpw is comprised of the airman systems directorate (rh) and usafsamThe wing delivers the unparalleled capability to the air force through a combination of world-class infrastructure and expertise of its diverse workforce of military, civilian, and contractor personnel encompassing 75 occupational specialties including science and engineering, occupational health and safety, medical professions, technicians, educators, and business operations and support.
The data scientist will provide analytic and visualization support for studies and analysis infrastructure and project execution support, including project management, tracking of project funding and timelines, consultation on research/study experimental design, and data analytics support, visualization, and consultationThese efforts support usafsam in providing studies and analyses project consultation, and in providing reach-back, expert consultation, and assistance to major command (majcom) aerospace medicine teams and/or base-level safety officers, flight surgeons, and physiologists conducting investigations into physiologic events and other human factors issues.
This position is subject to a mandatory background investigation for up to a naciU.sCitizenship required (applicants without proof of us citizenship will not be considered due to the position’s security clearance requirement).
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to
Coordinate with feso’s data team to design, conduct, and lead visual and data analyses of operational studies on health surveillance data/health records/other relevant military records and risk reduction of negative health outcomes affecting the usaf total force population, as well as use judgment and originality in developing innovative approaches to define and resolve highly complex situations.
Primarily responsible for employing sophisticated tools (such as tableau or sas viya) and processes to analyze datasets using visual representations of the data, as well as display the data in graphs, charts, and maps to help end-users in identifying patterns; thus, develop actionable insights or plansThe insights will aid base-level users and other dashboard users make better data-driven decisions.
Assist in data collection in support of usafsam/feso’s mission, when appropriate.
Apply knowledge/expertise to produce interactive visual analytics by assisting in the management of the retrieval and integration of health information data, personnel records, deployment-related records, health surveillance registries, and other military-related data.
Draft reports, prepare, and/or present reports, documents, and/or presentations pertaining to the status of the studies and visual analyses as requested, and meet feso projected deadlines.
Primarily responsible for updating the graphs and charts as well as generating new data visuals for the integrated operations support (ios) dashboard on the air force medical service’s knowledge exchange siteInteractive reports created for the dashboard should be able to help end-users track, organize, and share key performance indicators such as health risk and profile reductions, measures of success, return on investments, or health care utilization.
Present results of studies or investigations through briefings, technical reports, and publication into scientific journals.
Apply knowledge of science/technology to analyze and resolve multifaceted issues/problems with minimal guidance and collaborate with technical area stakeholders to develop strategies for effective execution within a particular technology area.
Assist in teaching the data analytics section of the ios course when directed.
Provide consultation support to ost assigned at a base level, as needed.
Interface with usafsam/feso leadership and staff.
A qualified candidate will:
Possess advanced visual and data analytical skills in population health and health data surveillance.
Possess the ability to design, conduct, and lead visual as well as data analyses of health surveillance data/health records/other relevant military records, and be capable of displaying visual analyses of health outcomes affecting the usaf total force population.
Be proficient in the following software programs: tableau, microsoft office, sas, and sas enterprise guide.
Be current in scientific and technical information (stinfo) training.
Be current in health information portability and accountability act (hipaa) training to be able to access and process identified medical data.
Possess the capacity to learn new analytical technology tools such as python, r, sas viya, qualtrics, or artificial intelligence such as machine learning or computer neural network algorithms.
Experience within a health and visual analytics related field and working with usaf related data is desired
Education: mph, ms, or ph.dIn epidemiology, statistics, data science, bioinformatics
Security clearance: this position is subject to a mandatory background investigation for the national agency check with inquiries (naci)Required to obtain a common access card (cac).
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, knowesis, incRequires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employmentAn employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose covid-19 vaccine or one week after receiving a single-dose covid-19 vaccineAll newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.
Equal opportunity employer/protected veterans/individuals with disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicantHowever, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information41 cfr 60-1.35(c)