Collaborative Biostatistician II
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- Conducts advanced statistical analyses with minimal supervision to provide statistical support to project teams: Coordinates data analyses activities that includes writing statistical programs in SAS, STATA, R, and other programming languages; may direct junior biostatisticians in carrying out analyses; summarizes and interprets the results of statistical analyses, verbally and in writing for investigators and project teams; provides recommendations to projects teams regarding choice of statistical method.
- Assists and may lead in study design and planning: Reviews and participates in the development of study protocols and grant applications by writing components of methods sections for grants and publications; performs study sample size calculations; assists in the selection of the appropriate study design; selects, designs, and documents appropriate statistical analysis plans; helps develop data collection tools; attends study planning meetings and teleconferences.
- Assists in and directs data management on research projects: Adheres to departmental guidelines pertaining to project documentation; plans data management activities on research projects (e.g. data cleaning/quality assurance, data documentation, creation of analysis datasets); carries out data management activities or provides direction to programmers to carry out data management activities; understands limitations of data sources; identifies and resolves concerns using interactive problem solving and trouble-shooting techniques.
- Assists in disseminating research: Prepares written summaries of statistical analysis results for use at study meetings; independently writes components of methods sections for scientific publications; presents statistical analysis, 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.
- Provides guidance to other biostatisticians or students and informal biostatistical tutoring of project members.
- 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.
- Minimum five (5) years experience post MS degree as a biostatistician providing statistical design and analysis support to research studies. If candidate has the preferred Doctoral degree (at time of employment start), the experience requirement is waived.
- Minimum ten (10) co-authored, peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals. If candidate has the preferred Doctoral degree (at time of employment start), then peer-reviewed article requirement is waived.
- Masters degree (MS) Biostatistics or Statistics.
- Knowledge of inferential statistics, research design, principles of data integrity, and quantitative analytic methods.
- Extensive experience conducting statistical analyses in at least one statistical programming language (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, etc.).
- Ability to work on four (4) to five (5) research projects at once.
- Ability to organize and manipulate large datasets.
- Ability to express complex statistical concepts and technical information to researchers or to audiences with clinical training.
- Ability to work within a team.
- Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
- Strong analytic and critical thinking skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Biostatistician work experience in medical or health research.
- At least ten (10) coauthored, peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals.
- Doctoral Degree (PhD, ScD) in Biostatistics or Statistics.
- Proficiency with at least one major statistical programming package (SAS, Stata, R/S-Plus).