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Employer: Gryphon Scientific

Expires: 07/31/2021

Company DescriptionGryphon Scientific is a small consulting business with a unique focus on physical and life sciences, public health, and program management and evaluation. We capitalize on our staff’s rich, past experience in the laboratory, in policy shops and from the field, combined with literature-based research and interview data collection, to tackle projects with complex technical challenges. Our projects drive policy changes in security, preparedness, and science policy at the highest levels of US government. Abroad, we advise governments in the developing world on how to cope with daunting public health challenges. Our aim is to improve the health and safety of populations world-wide. The energy of our small business environment, as well as our commitment to technical excellence, attracts staff with the highest qualifications. Gryphon strongly encourages collaboration throughout the company, between junior and senior staff and across disciplines. Personal and professional development are actively supported through opportunities to work across a wide range of projects. Gryphon boasts a laid-back work environment, a comprehensive employee benefit package, and places an emphasis on work-life balance, which has afforded us excellent employee retention. We are growing and looking for new staff members to join the Gryphon team.Job DescriptionAs a statistician, you will be responsible for serving as a team member on the technical team working on analytical and modeling tasks under the guidance of senior staff. The tasks will be on long- and short-term projects related to public health and safety, homeland security, international engagement, and emerging infectious disease. Projects incorporate a variety of approaches—from statistical inference and computational modeling to survey design and qualitative policy evaluation —to guide decision making by leaders in emergency preparedness and response, healthcare and biomedical science, and biosecurity and defense. Gryphon Scientific offers statisticians the opportunity to use critical thinking, creative problem solving, and advanced statistical techniques to tackle challenging projects in a wide range of exciting fields. Each project will challenge you to think, research and write in new ways. (You will not, however, be involved in laboratory work; there is no lab on the premises.)Duties:Provide guidance to scientific (non-statistical expert) staff on appropriate modeling and inference techniquesDesign, implement, and interpret advanced statistical inference and modeling techniques on projects across a wide variety of topic areasGain familiarity and understanding of topics including but not limited to infectious diseases, global health security, biosecurity, emergency preparedness and response, biotechnology, and/or public health.Perform internet-based research and other searches to identify and collect, organize, and analyze relevant data from peer-reviewed literature, news articles, public reports, and interviews with subject matter experts.Collaborate with team members to interpret research results and formulate next steps.Provide status updates and interim results to project managers and team members.Perform project-related logistics and support functions including note-taking during meetings.Prepare written reports and presentations describing data collection and analysis methods and results.Minimum QualificationsUndergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (Statistics, Mathematics, Computational Biology, or a related field in the biological sciences with a minor in statistics or mathematics).GPA greater than 3.0 (out of 4.0) in your major.Research experience preferred.Willing to re-locate to the greater Washington, DC, metro area.U.S. citizenship.Required Skills: (include technical, managerial, and other skills)Knowledge of advanced statistical inference and modeling methods, including (but not limited to) parametric and non-parametric hypothesis testing, parameter estimation, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, meta-analysis, survey design and analysis, network modeling, and machine learning.Experience using data cleaning, processing, and management techniques on datasets, including large and “messy” data.Experience writing reproducible code.Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills.Strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.Strong communication and interpersonal skills.Ability to apply knowledge of scientific concepts to a variety of topic areas.Proficiency in methods of scientific research, including designing and executing a literature search to address a research question, collecting, and organizing data from published sources, and interpretation of data.Ability to work independently and in teams.Strong attention to detail; organization skills and excellent follow-through.Excellent writing and oral communication skills.Additional Skills and Experience (desired but not required):Experience doing modeling or data analytics using Python, R, SAS, or JuliaProficiency in Excel, Tableau, SQL, or another database languageBenefitsGryphon’s 2021 benefits package includes fully paid health, vision and dental insurance to all full-time employees choosing individual coverage, 25 paid days off (holidays and other leave) to new employees, matching 401k contributions made into the company plan up to 3% of salary, professional development funding, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, funds to help pay for wellness costs (like the gym) and more.Gryphon employees who choose to pursue post-graduate education have been very successful. Gryphon alumni have gone on to receive full scholarships at prestigious medical schools (including Vanderbilt and University of Chicago Pritzker), and enroll in competitive PhD programs (UC Berkley) and MPH programs (Harvard and Johns Hopkins).Health Physicists have the opportunity for significant advancement at Gryphon Scientific. With no advanced degree requirements for senior positions, a job with Gryphon can be the start to a rewarding career in scientific consulting.You will learn how to read scientific articles and apply the information you’ve learned, an essential skill in post-graduate programsSalary Range: $40,000 – $60,000