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Statistician and Psychometrician- SOM

Primary Location Pasadena, California Job Number 1183922 Date posted 05/23/2023
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The Statistician and Psychometrician provides leadership for statistical and analytic  support for research projects and other scholarly work undertaken by Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine faculty, students, and staff. They provide expertise to teams that are mentoring students on their required scholarly project, provide statistical consultation to faculty who are conducting research, and direct collaboration in developing proposals for extramural funding, and provide direct instruction to students and others on statistical methods, research design, and analytic methods in classroom and other settings outside of the formal curriculum. Methods will include, but not be limited to, those commonly utilized in clinical research and observational health services research, including multivariable modeling, causal modeling, and related methods. Data sources may include data derived from electronic health records or other administrative sources, survey data, and available national data sets.  The senior Statistician and Psychometrician may also collaborate in development of new statistical methods, alone or in collaboration with colleagues. It is expected that the successful applicant will meet the qualifications for appointment to the faculty of KPSOM at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. The Statistician and Psychometrician also provide consultation to the Office of Assessment & Evaluation on testing or assessment activities across the curriculum, program evaluation and development of a system of learning analytics. In addition, the incumbent collaborates with others to ensure best practices in the development, design, and implementation of the assessment modalities used in medical education.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the statistician for the school, helping to create an environment for rigorous research and analytic work by students, faculty, and staff.

  • Supports faculty, student and staff research through mentoring and consultation on research design and analysis.

  • Conducts or supports analyses requiring advanced statistical methods for faculty, student, and staff projects.

  • Collaborates with faculty in development of applications for internal or extramural funding to support research, and in analytic work on such projects once funded.

  • Participates and/or leads research manuscript preparation for peer reviewed journals, and reviews manuscripts prepared by students and faculty for accuracy and clarity of statistical analysis.

  • Participates in the student research curriculum and delivers presentations and/or workshops to students and faculty, including best practices in data analysis and interpretation.

  • Participates in faculty development of teaching faculty related to statistical issues in assessment and evaluation.   

  • Collaborates with the Office of Assessment and Evaluation in the design, development and implementation, and post hoc analysis of assessment data, including consultation regarding psychometric properties and related analysis issues.

  • Advises on the development and maintenance of student performance and other data sets appropriate for historical and comparative analyses in program evaluation and medical education research projects.

  • Conducts independent work and/or collaborates on research that advances statistical or analytic methods.

  • Serves on school committees relevant to the role of school expert in statistical and psychometric analysis.

  • May be responsible for instruction and classroom/student maintenance.

Basic Qualifications:


  • N/A



  • Doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent) in Statistics, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Educational Psychology, Psychometrics, or related field

  • Masters degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Health Services Research, Educational Psychology, Psychometrics or related field with at least four (4) years of experience


License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A


Additional Requirements:

  • Experience with quantitative analysis in more than one statistical application (e.g., SAS, R, STATA, SPSS, WINSTEPS etc.), including experience writing programs for analysis.

  • Experience in working with trainees, and faculty at a wide variety of experience with statistical methods

  • Experience in psychometric analysis of assessment instruments.

  • Experience with complex data structures found in graduate/higher education and clinical settings.

  • Experience in multicenter, collaborative research using advanced statistical methods

  • Ability to work independently to meet timelines/deadlines by applying the principles of project management and adapting in response to changes in work priorities and processes. Effective oral and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with variety of stakeholders, including project staff and faculty from a variety of disciplines, and with widely varying levels of background in research design and statistical analysis.

  • Ability to manage complex tasks/projects in a timely manner with a high degree of quality and to mobilize relationships and resources in a collaborative, collegial manner.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • N/A

Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-PO-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: SCHOOL OF MEDICINE - ClinSci Special Projects Pay Range: $191200 - $247390 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status. Submit Interest