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Social Sciences Research
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IDG Global Health
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Minimum Required Education & Experience
Job Requirements are a combination of qualifications and related experience. Judgment of an acceptable equivalent combination, on an individual basis, is the responsibility of Management
Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree and 6 year of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience outside of a classroom environment with any of these:  predictive modeling, machine learning, forecasting, optimization, text analytics/NLP, and simulation modeling
  • Experience with modern open source software used in advanced analytics, software development for data science applications, and data visualization, such as:  Python, R, d3.js, ggplot2, or Gephi
  • Experience with SQL 
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills - strong oral, written communication, and presentations skills as evidenced by publications or cover letter.
  • Good team player
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience accessing, extracting, integrating, creating pipelines, and analyzing data from a wide variety of sources (e.g., relational databases, text and unstructured data, sensor data, social media data, image and video data, streaming data).
  • Ability to quickly and easily learn new open source software
  • An “analytical mindset” for solving problems
  • Experience with static and/or interactive data visualization methods
  • A strong sense of conceptual and visual design and creative problem solving
  • Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases, including any of these:  MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, MongoDB, and Neo4j.
  • Experience using git for version control, preferably while collaborating in a small team
  • Subject matter expertise in health, epidemiology, and disease surveillance
Skills & Abilities
Skills and abilities required to perform the essential job duties of this job are listed below. An addendum that clarifies additional skills and abilities for incumbents in this job may be used in addition to this description
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by contracts
Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.
 
Disclaimer
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
 

 

 

 

Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


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