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Collaborative Biostatistician I

Location Seattle, Washington Job Number 1069517 Date posted 05/11/2022
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Description:
THE BIOSTATISTICS DIVISION AT KAISER PERMANENTE WASHINGTON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KPWHRI; HTTPS://WWW.KPWASHINGTONRESEARCH.ORG/) IS COMPRISED OF 10 PHD-LEVEL BIOSTATISTICIAN INVESTIGATORS AND 9 MS- OR PHD-LEVEL COLLABORATIVE BIOSTATISTICIANS. KPWHRI COLLABORATIVE BIOSTATISTICIANS APPLY STATISTICAL METHODS TO DATA FROM BOTH OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES AND CLINICAL TRIALS IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. USING ELECTRONIC HEALTH DATA FROM HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, BIOSTATISTICIANS COLLABORATE WITH TEAMS ACROSS RESEARCH AREAS SUCH AS AGING, BEHAVIORAL HEALTH, CANCER, HEALTH EQUITY, IMMUNIZATIONS, INFORMATICS, MENTAL HEALTH, PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY, AND SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH. KPWHRI’S RESEARCH IS PRIMARILY FUNDED THROUGH FEDERAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS THAT TOTAL MORE THAN $60 MILLION ANNUALLY. APPLICANTS WHO REPRESENT THE BROAD RANGE OF DIVERSITY AND LIVED EXPERIENCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.




Job Summary:


The Collaborative Biostatistician I works with clinical and public health researchers to provide statistical support for all aspects of research studies including study design, conducting statistical analyses and disseminating results under the supervision of a senior biostatistician.





Essential Responsibilities:



  • Conducts statistical analyses and works with a senior statistician to provide statistical support to interdisciplinary project teams: consults with investigators and project teams regarding choice of statistical methods; conducts statistical analyses and writes statistical programs in SAS, STATA, R, and other programming languages; summarizes and interprets results of statistical analyses, verbally and in writing for investigators and project teams.

  • Assists in study design and planning: Reviews and participates in the development of study protocols and grant applications; performs study sample size calculations; assists in the selection of the appropriate study design; develops appropriate statistical analysis plans; helps develop data collection tools; attends study planning meetings.

  • Assists in data management: Adheres to departmental guidelines pertaining to project documentation; plans and carries out data management activities on research projects (e.g., data cleaning/quality assurance, data documentation, creation of analytic datasets); may provide direction to programmers to carry out data management activities.

  • Assists in disseminating research: Prepares written summaries of statistical analysis results for use at study meetings and in scientific publications; presents statistical analyses, methods, and results at project team meetings and Biostatistics Unit meetings; reviews analytic results in manuscripts and reports to ensure transparency, accuracy, and reproducibility.

  • Adheres to federal and local regulations: Follows institutional review board approved protocols; adheres to the research protocols for maintaining HIPAA compliance when accessing, manipulating, storing, and transferring data; partners with study team to adhere to research requirements outlined in study protocol and data use agreements, reports any violation/deviation immediately to the project lead; completes federal and local compliance trainings.

  • Supports the development of novel statistical methods by senior statisticians: Conducts methodological literature reviews, designs and carries out simulation studies, and/or implements analyses to compare statistical methods.

  • Continuously develops own statistical and scientific skills: Develops new expertise with statistical methods or software through self-study, courses, workshops, seminars; gains knowledge in scientific areas through collaborations with project teams; integrates scientific knowledge into study design and statistical analyses plans.


Basic Qualifications:


Experience



  • N/A



Education



  • Masters degree (MS) in Biostatistics or Statistics, at time of employment start.



License, Certification, Registration



  • N/A



 


Additional Requirements:



  • Knowledge of inferential statistics, research design, principles of data integrity, and quantitative analytic methods.

  • Ability to work on two (2) to three (3) research projects at once.

  • Ability to express complex statistical concepts and technical information to researchers or to audiences with clinical training.

  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to work within a team.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficiency in at least one statistical programming language (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, etc.).



 


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Experience with medical or health research and/or completion of course work in medical or health research.


Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Met Park East 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-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Individual Contributor Department: Met Park East - Research Administration - 1130 Travel: No 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.