Collaborative Biostatistician I
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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.
- 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.
- Masters degree (MS) in Biostatistics or Statistics, at time of employment start.
- 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.).
- Experience with medical or health research and/or completion of course work in medical or health research.