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Epidemiologist - QA(ID#15723)

  • Cherokee Nation Business
  • 03/27/20
  • Gunpowder, MD
  • 21010
  • 85k / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Title: Epidemiologist - QA(ID#15723)

Location: Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch, Army Satellite, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


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.

CNSP is seeking an Epidemiologist - QA to provided services under this contract support the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Branch (AFHSB), Public Health Division, Defense Health Agency. AFHSBs mission is to provide timely, relevant, actionable, and comprehensive health surveillance information in order to promote, maintain, and enhance the health of military and military-associated populations.


Support the Army Satellite Lead to accomplish Army Satellite objectives and mission.
Write SQL code to meet specifications of epidemiological surveillance projects.
Perform quality analysis on code for epidemiological surveillance projects.
Identify deficiencies and lack of standardization among health surveillance systems and reporting processes within the DoD.
Improve standardization and interoperability of health surveillance systems and reporting processes within DoD.
Advise team on designing analytic project plans that minimize epidemiological problems and increases quality control.
Become familiar with quantitative, qualitative, and social science research techniques and will gain knowledge to coordinate with quantitative, qualitative, and social scientists to develop and execute complex, mixed methods, retrospective, and prospective research projects.
Critically assess and comparatively evaluate health surveillance systems within the DoD to identify gaps and lack of standardization.
Assist in determining the process/method to be used for establishing standardization and facilitate its establishment.
Promote incorporation of standards into existing and future health/medical data systems.
Represent the Army Satellite at internal and external meetings as needed.
Perform other duties as needed.




Public health degree (DrPH, PhD) or MPH in a public health discipline or epidemiology (preferred).
A minimum of five years public health experience desired.
Experience with DoD medical/health databases and surveillance systems.
Proficiency in using SAS, SPSS, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
Experience with SQL and relational databases.
Excellent organization skills.
Excellent analytical abilities.
Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.
Team player and collaborates well with professionals.
Preferred: knowledge with economic evaluation/cost analysis.
Familiarity with the basic rank structures of the U.S. military services and civil service.
Ability to work under a federal contract supporting a DoD client, especially in the handling of sensitive and classified client information.
Familiarity with the Military Health System and Defense Health Agency required.


Existing Secret Clearance desired, existing T3 investigation required.


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!

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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