Karna, LLC

  • Statistician

    Job ID 2018-1932
    Job Locations
    Public Health
  • Overview

    Karna is seeking immediate placement for a Statistician to provide high level expertise in applicable public health disciplines to collect, abstract, code, analyze, and interpret scientific data contained within information systems and databases related to public health for current work with the Department of Defense. The Statistician will be responsible for statistical analysis and reporting of captured data. Applicant will be expected to consult on design of statistical analysis plans, perform high-level statistical processes and report findings to multiple constituencies.


    • Responsibilities include:
      • Design, develop, and implement research methods and advanced data analytic techniques to analyze key questions related to suicide prevention program and intervention outcomes and effectiveness.
      • Utilize knowledge of social science, epidemiology, and public health literature, theories, and methods.
      • Combine large and small data sets to explore hypotheses and answer research questions.
      • Ability to conduct descriptive and inferential statistics, including regression and analysis of variance.
      • Provide consultation on design of data processing systems, specifying the needed output, the required input and the methods of validation and quality control.
      • Responsible for ensuring the statistical validity of study activities by solving problems occurring in the data collection process.
      • Provide guidance and instruction on appropriate statistical evaluation methods and practices.
      • Assists clients in interpretation of statistical results.
      • Clearly summarize findings in oral, written, and graphical forms.
      • Performs data replication studies and critically evaluates statistical procedures used to produce study results.
      • Using independent judgement and discretion, apply standard and non-standard quantitative and/or qualitative methods and techniques.
      • Work with team to recommend and administer effective statistical methodology and strategies necessary for the creation, completion, and analysis of epidemiology or research projects and supervises the planning and designing of analytical procedures by others.
      • Present complex analyses into action-oriented recommendations to clients and/or large groups.
      • Deconstruct complex issues into simplified problem statements and lay out objective approaches to identify and compare competing solutions.
      • Provide technical expertise, consultation, advice on statistical analysis, methods and techniques for data studies. Collaborate with other researchers in the healthcare disciplines.
      • Convert highly statistical numerical output results into easily-understood written form for display in PowerPoint slides, Word documents and Excel spreadsheets.
      • Perform data mining exercises to identify areas of excellent performance and areas of potential improvement.
      • Apply statistical methods including, but not limited to: linear, logistic, and conditional logistic regression models, as well as survey statistics and survival analysis.
      • Perform a variety of tasks relying on extensive clinical, statistical and information technology experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
      • Prepare analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicate with clients regarding statistical analysis issues.


    • Requires 5-7 years of relevant experience
    • Requires thorough knowledge and use of commercial statistical software packages, particularly SAS and SPSS.
    • Thorough understanding of statistical methods including, but not limited to, linear, logistic, and conditional logistic regression models, as well as survey statistics and survival analysis.
    • Strong quantitative background: Master’s degree or PhD preferred in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Operations Research or related fields.
    • Knowledge of surveillance and case-control study design and analysis. Experience with a variety of different groups in various disciplines.
    • Strong database skills particularly querying and transforming datasets for import into various applications.
    • Keen sense of both "where to look next" and "what to do instead", when performing open-ended statistical analysis, retaining mathematical rigor.
    • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and methods to plan and implement public health programs.
    • Familiarity with DoD policies and procedures
    • Well-versed in Microsoft Office products.
    • Experience with handling large datasets / Experience with sophisticated data visualization.
    • Passion for creating products; feel free to send us links to personal projects or other work.
    • Background investigation required.
    • Security Clearance required.
    • Sustained attention to quality & detail, self-starter & excellent communication skills, programming chops.
    • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.


    Other Requirements:
    • JPAS record with eligibility to obtain Public Trust clearance. 

    Previously held a CAC


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