Sr. Epidemiologist –Cancer Surveillance Research

22540
1/20/2017
4/19/2017
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, GA
Position Description Save lives. Fulfill yours. At the American Cancer Society, saving lives is our mission. We achieve our mission by drawing on our humanity. Humanity made up of courage, determination, innovation, passion, empathy, and caring. These are the values that give us the advantage over cancer. Our work is important. And so are the people doing it. The people who work at the American Cancer Society focus their diverse talents on our singular mission: to end the pain and suffering of cancer. It is a calling. And the people who answer it are fulfilled. We value our employees and nearly 2 million volunteers around the globe that have stood with us through the years, and we will not rest until the fight is won. And that day is drawing nearer. Develop and conduct original cancer surveillance research to promote cancer prevention and control in the United States and globally through creative use of publicly available surveys. Serve as a technical expert and primary resource on using survey data and other sources relevant to global cancer surveillance research. Actively collaborate with colleagues in ACS’ intramural research programs as well as researchers at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University and other academic institutions. Assist the vice president in developing strategic direction for the global cancer surveillance research. • Develop, conduct, and publish original research ideas to promote cancer prevention and control in the United States and globally through creative use of publicly available surveys. • Serve as technical expert on using survey data and other resources related to national and international cancer surveillance (SEER, NPCR, NACCR, GLOBOCAN, Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CIV), World Health Organization’s vaccination and risk factors databases). • Assist with updating ACS’s Facts & Figures as needed. • Respond to inquiries concerning national and international cancer patterns from the public and the media. • Assist the vice president in developing strategic direction for the global cancer surveillance research. Position Requirements Master or PhD in epidemiology, public health, or biostatistics and at least 3-5 years of experience in public health or research environment preferably in cancer surveillance research. • Interest in descriptive epidemiology and cancer surveillance research. • Knowledge of ICD codes. • Knowledge of statistical software (SAS and SUDAAN). • Ability to manage multiple tasks and excellent organizational and communication skills. • Clinical training and/or experience working with cancer registry data (SEER, NPCR, NAACCR, Globocan, CIV). • Demonstrated excellent analytic, conceptual, and quantitative/qualitative methodology skills • Substantial record of publications in peer-reviewed journals. We are committed to providing staff with fulfilling opportunities to learn, grow and make an impact in their local communities. We offer staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental and retirement benefits, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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