Bio-Statistical Research Consultant
Science & Research | Beavercreek, OH | Full Time
About the Company
The Greentree Group is a professional services business comprised of talented analysts and problem-solvers who work with clients around the world on programs ranging from start-up business process consulting situations to planning the modernization of major information technology systems. Our people play key roles in developing and executing strategic and tactical plans and share the challenges and rewards of working for a small company. Our team of experts can tackle the toughest problem and solve it right—the first time! What makes The Greentree Group successful is our outstanding people who hold a spotless record of customer satisfaction. We’re focused on doing business better—to better our client’s business!
About the Opportunity
The Greentree Group employees are truly valued and treated with respect. You’ll be working with an outstanding team with an impressive track record. We need a talented individual to fill the potential role of Bio-Statistical Research Consultant in support of the 711th Human Performance Wing (HPW) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. In this position, you will be responsible for a variety of activities, to include, but not limited to:
- Responsible for overall statistical analysis of study data in consultation with USAFSAM/FESP staff.
- Cultivate and update a complete data spreadsheet suitable for analyses of predictor (e.g., pre and post accession psychological testing), as well as criterion and various outcome measures (training and operational performance).
- Work with project manager and USAF personnel to assure any threats to the validity of the data spreadsheet are minimized and the data is maintained in a secure fashion consistent with Investigational Review Board (IRB) protocol and safeguards when working with human research subjects.
- Confer with USAF training and line operators to gain familiarity with valid database sources of outcome measures of battlefield airmen and other high risk, high demand airmen testing and performance. Database must be capable of running descriptive and inferential statistical analyses.
- Engage with and advise project scientist, AFPC, AF/A1, AETC, USAFSAM/FESP staff regarding optimal statistical approach to analysis of relationship between predictor variables and outcome measures.
- Perform statistical analyses of study data, to include advanced modeling, to answer research questions and effectively cultivate/improve upon assessment processes for identifying suitability and adaptability of training candidates for battlefield airmen and other high risk, high demand AFSC duty positions.
- Assist project manager, AETC, and USAFSAM/FESP staff with an optimal summary and presentation of study data results in both peer reviewed published reports and presentations.
- Work with project team members to maintain confidentiality of test data and contents of technical reports deemed sensitive and not releasable to the general public.
- Engage with AETC, AFPC, ACC and AFSOC personnel to ensure optimal data collection strategies for storage and maintenance of predictor and outcome measures are employed and maintained.
- Establish normative data (intelligence and personality testing) for all battlefield airmen and other high risk, high demand special duty positions being researched, as well as cognitive-emotional profiles of training adaptability and operational performance problems affecting readiness.
- Cultivate and write technical reports in support of USAFSAM battlefield airmen research initiatives, as well as present to AF leadership and national/international peer review conferences as directed.
- Consult with line leadership, AETC training cadre, and ACC/AFSOC line operators to ensure statistical models have the direct input of appropriate subject matter experts.
- Provide assistance to AETC professional staff in the utilization of test scores for feedback to battlefield airmen training candidates as needed to support improvements in selection processes and research initiatives.
- Support research endeavors in support of additional USAFSAM/FES related investigations, as required.
- Ph.D. or equivalency in statistics, as well as 5 years of professional experience working with USAF aeromedical personnel.
- At least 5 years of experience engaged in behavioral science research with USAF officer and/or enlisted airmen.
- Thoroughly familiar with USAF culture and organizational structure.
- Have publications in official USAF technical reports or peer reviewed journals for psychological testing (cognitive and personality testing) predictive of training outcomes for USAF special warfare and combat support training candidates.
- Familiar with the various USAF data bases for gathering relevant psychological assessment (pre and post accession) data of both officer and enlisted airmen selected for battlefield airmen and other high risk, high demand special duty positions.
- Familiar with writing professional research technical reports, developing USAF professional presentations containing statistical results, as well as presenting results at peer reviewed national forums.
- Author of peer reviewed behavioral science research related to statistical analyses and predictive modeling of psychological test scores relevant to training outcomes.
- Author of peer reviewed journal publications and official USAF technical reports in behavioral science with regards to assessment of airmen in high risk, high demand duty positions.
- Experience working in multidisciplinary environments such as serving as a peer reviewer for professional journals, serving as a panel member on scientific review panels for Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) and Department of Defense (DOD).
- Must be a US citizen
The Greentree Group offers an attractive, flexible benefits package and outstanding growth opportunities. For more information on who we are, visit us at www.greentreegroup.com. When applying for this position, please submit resume and salary requirements to job code STA-19-050. A background check may be required. No relocation is offered with this position.
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