WESTAT, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date Posted January 11, 2021
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
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Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a highly motivated biostatistician to participate with academic investigators as part of a biostatistical and data management team responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of multiple clinical trials and other health-related studies covering a wide range of therapeutic areas. This position is based at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in Philadelphia, PA.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Participate in all biostatistical aspects of the design and analysis of clinical trials and other health-related studies, from study design and sample size calculations to data analysis, final reports and manuscript submission.
  • Meet independently with project investigators, prioritize between multiple concurrent tasks, manage workload to meet dynamic deadlines, and respond appropriately to inquiries.
  • Interact with biostatistics, data management, and clinical staff to define and clarify project requirements.
  • Participate in the development stage of proposals by providing input into the study design, power and sample size calculations, and analysis.
  • Develop statistical analysis plans and independently determine appropriate statistical approaches for analyses.
  • Analyze data and interpret statistical results to meet project objectives. Independently apply and implement basic and complex statistical techniques to these analyses.
  • Contribute to the preparation of written reports and provide a detailed description of the statistical methods.
  • Review and contribute to abstracts, posters, presentations and manuscripts for publication, and ensure accuracy of all biostatistical aspects of such documents.
  • Contribute to the statistical methods sections of grant applications, create cost estimates, and manage project budgets.

Basic Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics or a related discipline with 5 years of experience.
  • Knowledge of statistical and data processing software, e.g., SAS, Stata, and/or R is a requirement.

Candidates must possess strong interpersonal and written communication skills and be able to function effectively in a team environment. You should also have exceptional organizational skills and be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize workload.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

Career Area

Research - Clinical Trials
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