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Position TitleBiostatistician II

Company Information

The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) is located within the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. CBAR’s mission is to foster statistical science in clinical trials and other research studies in infectious diseases particularly HIV. CBAR pursues this mission by promoting innovative strategies for the design, data monitoring, analyses, and reporting of research studies, and by providing education and training relevant to statistical aspects of infectious disease research.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 70 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists and staff. Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than twenty five years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), and the Influenza Research Collaboration (IRC). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines.

CBAR is looking to hire a Biostatistician II to act as a protocol statistician, collaborating directly with medical researchers with minimal supervision from senior statisticians in the design, implementation, analysis and publication of clinical trials and observational studies. CBAR provides a strong program for growth and professional development for Master's-level Biostatisticians including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings.

The primary focus initially will be on studies undertaken by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group. Duties include, but are not limited to, clinical trial and observational study review; data collection forms design and review; stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming; data analysis and monitoring; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff. This position will serve on internal CBAR committees.

Position Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field required
3+ years of related experience required
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three (3) professional references.

Additional Qualifications

Two-year MA/MS program preferred
Statistical experience with multi-center clinical trials, or equivalent collaborative statistical experience, strongly preferred
Highly specialized and technical knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and principles including categorical data and censored failure time data analysis preferred
Advanced computer skills and experience with major statistical computing packages preferred
Experience in effectively collaborating with study chairs, medical officers, protocol specialists and database managers preferred
Experience with independently analyzing data from clinical trials using standard statistical techniques preferred
Experience contributing to the writing of manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications documenting study findings preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred
Familiarity with medical terminology preferred