Biostatistician

Summary

Position Title

Biostatistician

Department

Academic Affairs 

Status

Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Director of Institutional Analytics, Effectiveness, and Strategic Planning, this position provides a wide range of advanced statistical expertise, guidance, and support to researchers, scientists, faculty, and students across the University—with a focus on those engaged in graduate research within the health sciences and in other graduate disciplines. The Biostatistician participates in the design, development,
analysis, and reporting of research for studies, theses, dissertations, doctoral projects, and clinical trials. This individual will assist with analyzing and interpreting various data (with a focus on biological and health science data) across multiple research entities in the University. The Biostatistician responds to a broad range of complex statistical issues arising in a variety of research settings.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Designs, analyzes, implements, and reports findings on targeted statistical research studies; provides consultation to researchers and students on experimental design and statistical research approaches, requirements, and scientific standards to advance knowledge and improve research in health sciences and other graduate programs.
  • Works with investigators to formalize analysis plans and reporting specifications; advises on best approach when choosing statistical analysis strategies, as well as the reliability of measurements and identifiability of models, and interpretation and presentation of statistical results.
  • Builds and sustains collaborative relationships with individuals in different disciplines and serves as subject-matter expert for research teams, internal and external committees, and other constituencies and collaborators.
  • Assists in the preparation of clinical trial documents and reports, protocols, investigator brochures, scientific abstracts, evaluation plans for grant submissions, peer-reviewed manuscripts, professional presentations, and responses to requests from regulatory agencies, local Institutional Review Board (IRB), and other health authorities.
  • Reviews and analyzes safety reporting, biomarker analyses and other aspects of clinical trial monitoring.
  • Plans and documents computer data file structure; develops, programs, manages, and maintains complex statistical databases.
  • Uses a variety of advanced statistical software, methods, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for research data; advises and assists in the development of inferences and conclusions, as appropriate.
  • Advises on enhancements to statistical software, as appropriate, by researching new techniques; maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in statistical analysis methodology.
  • Oversees and coordinates the work of statistical support staff, data entry staff, and/or students, as appropriate to the position, on a project, site, or operational basis.
  • Eligible to engage in academic course delivery/Guest lectures, as appropriate, for graduate research courses and assistance with student data analysis class projects.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Education Requirements:

  • Master's degree in mathematics, data analysis, statistics, biostatistics, or related discipline; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement, which may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of scientific approach and methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles, concepts, methods, and standards of both qualitative and quantitative statistical research.
  • Ability to apply a range of advanced statistical techniques in support of scientific research studies and/or experiments.
  • Ability to process computer data and to format and generate reports.
  • Ability to consult with scientific investigators, interpret research requirements, and determine statistical analysis strategies.
  • Ability to plan, create, program and manage complex statistical computer databases.
  • Ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions from complex statistical information.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in advanced statistical analysis for scientific application.
  • Knowledge of R, Stata, SAS, SPSS, Qualtrics, PowerBI, Tableau, and/or other statistical software.
  • Knowledge of scientific reporting and manuscript preparation requirements and standards.
  • Ability to work in a team environment to design, analyze, and report on research projects.
  • Strong analytical communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance and leadership to professional personnel in area of expertise.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize projects.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

Covid Vaccination Information: Faculty and Staff

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, eligible applicants must submit a cover letter, a resume, a completed Staff Employment Application with salary expectations, and the names and contact information for 3 references (which won’t be contacted without candidate’s prior approval) to oap@ju.edu.