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Posted on: 08 May 2024





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Data Analyst (Research Analyst II) - Alaska

The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the go-to nonprofit authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has raised over $1.9 billion and launched more than 1,300 programs impacting a variety of health threats from chronic disease conditions including cardiovascular disease and cancer, to infectious diseases like rotavirus and HIV, to emergency responses, including COVID-19 and Ebola. The CDC Foundation managed hundreds of programs in the United States and in more than 90 countries last year. Visit www.cdcfoundation.org for more information.  

In the United States, more than 4,000 people on average die from unintentional drowning each year. Drowning prevention strategies can prevent these tragedies from occurring, but knowledge gaps exist in fatal and nonfatal drowning data and understanding how to effectively implement interventions. The CDC Foundation is working in partnership with the Alaska Department of Health to provide a term-limited, one year position within the Alaska Department of Health to identify opportunities to strengthen drowning data collection and surveillance and describe burden and circumstances of drowning in Alaska.

The Research Analyst II will support the independent design, development, and implementation of epidemiological surveillance, research, evaluation, and dissemination to support drowning prevention activities. Under this project, the Research Analyst II will serve as a focal point to identify additional sources of drowning data, collect detailed information on the circumstances of drowning from these sources, and collate this along with existing data to report on the burden and circumstances of fatal and nonfatal drowning.

The Research Analyst II will work under the general direction of the Division of Public Health within the Alaska Department of Health and work closely with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control.

  • Supports the planning, implementation, and completion of an original study or project or a phase of a program either with or without previously established procedures.
  • Provides data, information and statistics which can be used for planning, descriptive analysis, interpretive analysis and for reporting on fatal and nonfatal drownings.
  • Develops methods of measuring and evaluating characteristics, traits or programs for analysis to provide a better understanding of the burden of drowning in Alaska.
  • Gathers, compiles, analyzes and interprets qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Analyzes reporting procedures and methods of compiling data in order to recommend methods of improving efficiency of collection of data on fatal and nonfatal drownings.
  • Collaborates and participates in meetings with internal and external subject matter experts across departments or agencies, and other project partners.
  • Performs other related work as required. Including but not limited to data abstractions for the Alaska Violent Death Reporting System and collaborating with Tribal partners on drowning prevention projects.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience conducting analysis of both qualitative and quantitative public health data with a Bachelor’s degree, or one year of relevant experience with a Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of research methods, statistical theory, and techniques; current economic and social theory, principles and problems
  • Ability to plan, direct, and carry out difficult research and statistics projects; analyze and interpret complex data
  • Intermediate skills in statistical analysis software program SAS or R is required, as well as Microsoft Access.
  • Organizational skills demonstrating high attention to detail and the ability to organize multiple priorities.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships and strong interpersonal skills required for teamwork and interaction with people across CDC and with external partners.
  • Strong understanding of drowning or other injury prevention epidemiology.
  • Ability to work well both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Job Highlights
  • Position Type: Grant Funded, Limited-term opportunity
  • Full Suite of Benefits Available, Exempt, Salary
  • Starting Salary Range: $55,000 to $75,000, based on education and experience
  • Duration of Assignment: 12 Months
  • Location: Remote, United States-based required
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law.

    We comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria in accordance with 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-300.5(a)(12) and 60-741.5(a)(7). As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

    The CDC Foundation is a smoke-free environment.
    Relocation expenses are not included.


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