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Position TitleStatistical Analyst

Company Information

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is located in the heart of Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood, situated along the lakefront of Lake Michigan. Feinberg ranks 18th in US News & World Report rankings of the best research-oriented medical schools in the country. Our faculty members and research staff contribute to a thriving research enterprise, with work often published in high-impact journals.
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern is ranked as one of the top 10 in the country - and #1 in Illinois. The Lurie Cancer Center is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position partners with cancer center members and biostatisticians to design, develop, implement and maintain solutions regarding data management and statistical analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, and data analysis. Utilizes statistical software to generate interpretable and reproducible results. Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to support ongoing statistical needs in cancer research, including clinical trials and basic science studies.

Specific Responsibilities:
Strategic Planning:
-Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
-Provides consultation to cancer center researchers on appropriate data management, methodological issues and statistical analyses.
-Collaborates with technical staff explaining needs of functional users. Serve on committees related to data structure and governance.

-Reviews reports before presentation to ensure quality and accuracy.
-Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology.
-Defines, develops and communicates new standards and best practices.

-Develops queries and quality metrics.
-Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex statistical analysis.
-Determines data structure for local datasets.

-Develops and documents standards for data quality and regulatory compliance pertaining to reporting.
-Ensures quality and compliance by reviewing reports
-Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
-4 years data analysis/report writing or similar experience required.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
-Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
-R, R Markdown
-Critical thinking
-Code documentation
-Data modeling
-Collaboration and teamwork
-Database design/ data structure
-Functional documentation
-Problem solving
-Iterative & incremental development
-Organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:
-MS in Biostatistics or Statistics.
-2+ years’ experience in cancer clinical trials and cancer research statistical analysis.

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
-Familiarity with genomic data analysis
-SAS, R, R Markdown