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Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Subject Matter Expert - Statistician in Atlanta, Georgia

Subject Matter Expert - Statistician

Location GA - Atlanta

Job Code 10275

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Kapili Government Services, LLC is looking for a qualified Subject Matter Expert - Statistician to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.

Work will be in the field of infectious and zoonotic diseases, specifically those related to tracking pathogens and identifying sources for bacterial enteric (intestinal) infections transmitted by food, water, and other routes. The specific projects involve defining research questions and statistical problems, developing quantitative and statistical research plans requirements for moderately complex to complex systems, and coordinating and managing quantitative and statistical methods research and evaluations. This will be achieved through the following:


  • Develop statistical methods and tools, including algorithms for outbreak detection, for the analysis of integrated epidemiologic, medical record, and WGS data resulting from prokaryotic genome sequencing projects using Bayesian and frequentist approaches.

  • Develop new statistical methods and techniques, along with epidemiologic approaches for the DFWED Surveillance, Information Management, and Statistics Office (SIMSO) to analyze disease and population surveillance data, especially applications of time series analyses.

  • Develop proposals for analyses that could be conducted by CDC’s Interagency Food Safety Analytics Collaboration (IFSAC) to measure the sources of foodborne illnesses.

  • Serving as statistical support on complex research projects involving epidemiologic, medical record, and laboratory data, participating in planning and developing quantitative and statistical methods research, particularly Bayesian methods, and hypothesis generation, study design, statistical and mathematical model development and diagnostics, and interpretation and presentation of results in peer-reviewed literature.

  • Evaluating, extending, developing new statistical methods and improving methods for statistical and time series analyses of WGS and other high-throughput and Big data, introducing novel and innovative statistical methods, and fostering collaboration with researchers from DFWED and across CDC on addressing challenging public health goals with new and improved statistical methods and analytic approaches.

  • Create statistical tools, methods, and analytical approaches to be employed by DFWED/SIMSO staff using R, SAS, Python, and Matlab.

  • Review analyses, identifying flaws in methodology, and recommending strategies to address data issues (e.g., missing data).

  • Evaluate statistical and epidemiologic data analyses.

  • Provide expert guidance to junior statisticians in the Division.

  • Providing advice and assistance for statistical projects, studies and investigations conducted by different Division branches that are new or significant departures from the relationships established in previous problems, studies, or investigations, causing outcomes that are usually original in nature.


  • Four (4) to six (6) years of relevant experience as a statistician.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft products.

  • Must be proficient in R, SAS, Python, and Matlab

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter.

  • Must possess statistical knowledge, analytical thinking skills, organizational skills, and leadership skills.


  • Previous experience working in or with the US military or US government highly desirable.


  • PhD in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, or other relevant field.


  • Must be able to successfully complete & pass relevant CDC security requirements (to obtain proper entry badging).

    Kapili Government Services, LLC is a fast-growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Kapili Government Services is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with disabilities and veterans. We are proud to state that we do not discriminate in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. If you are a person with a disability and you need an accommodation during the application process, please click here ( to request accommodation. We E-Verify all employees.

    The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kapili Services, Pookela Solutions, Kīkaha Solutions, LLC, and Pololei Solutions, LLC. Alakaina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

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