University of Utah Health – 3 Biostatistician II Positions

Company Information: SDBC at the University of Utah:
We are a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the Health Science Center of the University of Utah. The SDBC serves as the Statistical Core within the Population Health Research Foundation of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah and provides a rich environment for methodological and applied biomedical research across the university. Focus areas of SDBC and Population Health Research faculty include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, analysis of biomarkers, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, health economics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and qualitative research.

Position Title: 3 Biostatistician II Positions

Duties and Responsibilities: Master’s level Biostatistician in the Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) or the Cancer Biostatistics Resource at the University of Utah
The Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) and the Cancer Biostatistics Resource at the University of Utah are seeking MS level biostatisticians to play leadership roles in collaborations with clinical and translational investigators. The successful candidates will work effectively in a multidisciplinary group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, statistical programming, management and analysis of data, graphical presentation of data and writing of reports which include explanations of the statistical methods used and interpretation of results. The duties of each position require skills in data analysis, interest in new statistical methods, and mastery of at least one statistical programming language.

We currently have MS level biostatistician openings in the following areas:

1) Consulting biostatistician. This position will support the Center of HOPE, which houses multiple intensive longitudinal datasets including ecological momentary assessments, streaming physiology, and GIS tracking. An ideal candidate will have the ability to work under the direction of PhD level statisticians to master current methods for analyzing intensive longitudinal data and conduct analyses of micro-randomized trials and sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMART). Solid knowledge of statistical methods including multiple regression, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis and survival analysis is required.

2) Consulting Statistician. The successful candidate will be capable of meeting independently with clinical investigators in a variety of medical domains to clarify study objectives and to formulate and write statistical analysis plans, carry out sample size calculations, conduct statistical analyses, write reports to present results of statistical analyses, prepare graphical summaries of data, and assist in presentations and publications. Solid knowledge of statistical methods including multiple regression, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis and survival analysis is required. Prior experience working in a biomedical research environment is highly desirable.

3) Biostatistician with Statistical Programming Focus. This successful candidate will create analysis data sets to meet the specifications of individual projects while adhering to internal standards and guidelines, perform program validation, document programs, provide consistent maintenance of code, logs and output, write SAS macros or R-functions to generate summary tables and reports, and prepare graphical summaries of data. Prior exposure to relational data base structures, experience with standardizing computer code, and experience producing statistical graphics is highly desirable.

Position Qualifications: Each of the three positions has the following skills and knowledge requirements:
– Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document work through statistical analysis plans and reports
– Demonstrated expertise in either the SAS or R statistical programming languages
– Interest in learning new statistical methods
– Strong organization skills and the ability to handle a demanding workload and balance multiple tasks
– Highly motivated and able to work in an interdisciplinary group setting

This positions require a solid knowledge of standard statistical analysis procedures with a minimum of an MS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or R. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results.

– At least 3 years of experience in a statistical consulting or statistical programmer role
– Prior experience in a biomedical research
– Experience in the analysis of large administrative data sets

Salary Range: 47600 to 79699

Benefits: Competitive benefits package including a + 14.2% annual contribution to 401(a)


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