Geisinger, Danville, Pennsylvania

Date Posted January 08, 2021
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job Summary

Geisinger’s Department of Population Health Sciences is recruiting a full-time, non-faculty PhD Biostatistician. Will also consider an experienced MS level candidate. The Department currently consists of nine full-time and four clinical faculty members with expertise in biostatistics, epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, and health economics. The department also has a Biostatistics Core that is staffed with an additional seven MS and PhD biostatisticians. There is a strong interest to expand capabilities in pragmatic clinical trials, observational data analysis and casual modeling for the evaluation of Geisinger’s large clinical initiatives. The Biostatistician will assist research faculty and clinical leadership throughout all stages of program evaluation from design to analysis and interpretation to presentation of results. The successful candidate also will provide training in biostatistical methods and mentor junior biostatisticians. Specifically, the individual will participate in study design, sample size and power estimation, analysis plan writing, data collection design, randomization, data management, and biostatistical analysis. Experience in observational data methods for electronic health record data (propensity scores, causal modeling, g-estimation, or marginal structural models) are essential. Experience managing large datasets in a healthcare environment preferred. Will consider remote working environment.

Job Duties

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology

  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Possesses the critical thinking skills needed to provide statistical support to clinical investigators

    Detail-oriented with excellent validation and documentation skills

    Independently uses time management and organizational skills to successfully prioritize concurrent projects

  • Demonstrates sound judgment and resourcefulness

  • Provide statistical expertise for research efforts
  • Makes recommendations for optimal study designs, develops statistical analysis plans, interprets findings, and prepares written technical and statistical reports
  • Assists in the development of research topics in collaboration with internal and external investigators leading to funding support, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations at national meetings
  • Responsible for directing biostatistical and/or data analysts in planning and implementing statistical analyses, summarizing results, and reporting findings to investigators
  • Responsible for database design, management and data analysis
  • Provides data analysis and summary reports
  • Participate in committees
  • Performs critical review of competitive protocol submissions
  • Provides continuing education to staff
  • Provides resource materials and brief consultations upon request

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.


Master's Degree-Statistics (Required)


Minimum of 10 years-Related work experience (Required)

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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