Transamerica, Belews Creek, North Carolina

Date Posted January 11, 2021
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
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Transamerica has been helping people feel better about the future for more than 100 years, and we’re proud of the trust we’ve earned. But we believe our responsibility goes beyond insurance, investments, and retirement accounts. We’re also in the business of helping people improve their financial and personal well-being, so they can add more years to their lives, and more life to their years.

Are you a Biostatistician with experience in the business field? Do you have excellent communication skills and are comfortable interacting with various levels of senior leadership? Are you a self-starter that wants to join a company with advancement opportunities within?

If your answer is yes, we are looking for you!

What You Will Do: The Biostatistician will provide methodological leadership in the domain of biostatistics to the Underwriting Modernization team. Drive innovation on the optimal use of data to achieve milestones associated with Transamerica’s roadmap to Transactional Underwriting. Apply methodological and statistical support in the areas of research design and statistical analyses, including but not limited to generalized linear modeling, multi-level modeling, multiple imputation, survival analysis, structural equation modeling, and Bayesian inference.

What You Will Learn: You will increase your ability to build and maintain strong relationships across Transamerica. You will learn to promote a Future Fit mindset including Acting as One, Accountability, Agility and Customer Centricity.

What Success Looks Like:

  • Contribute as a biostatistical subject matter expert, helping to ensure the integrity and accuracy of research and analytics performed within the team.
  • Understand and implement statistical best practices.
  • Assist in the selection and integration of data related tools, frameworks, and applications in terms of how they relate to research and analysis.
  • Act as designer and leader of research studies.
  • Lead project teams developing and modifying highly complex information solutions.
  • Organize disparate data for analysis and create tools for analytic automation.
  • Use project management skills to initiate, plan, execute, and control resources and timeframes.
  • Conduct research and analysis to quantify business opportunities and develop formal recommendations to management.
  • Analyze, understand, and document user needs to ensure accurate fulfillment of user story requests from internal business customers.
  • Prepare “as is” and “current state” documentation in written and graphical form (flows).
  • Conduct user interviews and training sessions.
  • Mentor teammates on principles and practice of biostatistics.

What You Need:

  • Advanced degree in applied statistics, biostatistics, or directly related field
  • Five years of experience in an action-oriented research and analytics or consulting environment
  • Ability to collaborate and keep an open mind in a highly analytical and innovative work environment
  • Ability to express complex research results in reports, White Papers, and presentations for business audiences.
  • Keen observation and systematic thinking skills to provide objective and logical conclusions to specified hypothesis
  • Experience with a variety of open-source statistical computing solutions including R and Python.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent written/verbal and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in applied statistics, biostatistics, or directly related field
  • Demonstrated advanced analytics experience, with established and documentable expertise in two or more of the following areas: generalized linear modeling, multi-level modeling, multiple imputation, survival analysis, and structural equation modeling
  • Advanced expertise with a variety of open-source statistical computing solutions including R and Python


**Please note that the compensation information that follows is a good faith estimate for this position only and is provided pursuant to the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and Equal Pay Transparency Rules. It is estimated based on what a successful Colorado applicant might be paid. It assumes that the successful candidate will be in Colorado or perform the position from Colorado. Similar positions located outside of Colorado will not necessarily receive the same compensation. **


The salary rate for this position generally ranges between $ 101,000-$167,000. This range is an estimate, based on potential employee qualifications, operational needs and other considerations permitted by law. The range may vary above and below the stated amounts, as permitted by Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Rule 4.1.2.

Bonus Eligibility

This position is also typically eligible for Annual based on the company bonus plan/individual performance/company discretion at 15%.

Working Environment:

Work from home.

What You Receive:

A Comprehensive Wealth + Health package. It’s our passion to empower people, and especially our employees, to add years to their lives and more life to their years. That means a healthy account balance and a healthy body to match. As you’ll come to discover, Wealth + Health is a central part of everything we do!

Wealth Benefits; Competitive Pay, Bonus, and Benefits Package; Pension Plan, 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Tuition Reimbursement, Disability Insurance, Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Career Training & Development Opportunities, Certification Sponsorship

Health and Work/Life Balance Benefits; Be Well Company sponsored holistic wellness program which includes Wellness Coaching and reward dollars, Parental Leave, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program, College Coach Program, Back-up Care Program, Paid Time Off to Volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program, Employee Resource Groups, Inclusion and Diversity Programs, Employee Recognition Program

“Our commitment to inclusion & diversity means that we value differences. We encourage the unique perspectives of individuals and are dedicated to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment.”

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