Biostatistician III

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted April 01, 2021
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Biostatistician III

Your Role
In your pivotal, rewarding role as Biostatistician III, your responsibilities will very based on collaborations. They may include the following: lightly supervised collaborative work, work requiring acquisition of statistical and clinical knowledge with limited guidance, providing supervision of other biostatisticians and programmers.

Key functions and expected performances may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Collaborate with a research team on the design of a research project with moderate or minimal supervision
a. Provide statistical expertise in the design of research projects, focusing on fundamental issues including specification of hypotheses and basic study design
b. Actively collaborate with the research team in the design of methods to collect information, including the design of questionnaires and other data collection instruments, following the study design developed for the research program
c. Actively collaborate the development of operations and procedures for the collections, editing, verification and management of data
d. Actively collaborate in the preparation of the preliminary plan for analysis of a research study; provide feedback to plans from/to the research team and review/edit final analysis plans based on team input

2. Serve as a leader to ensure objectives are met
a. Actively contribute to the setting of intermediate project goals and tasks
b. Actively communicate logistical considerations for successful task processing

3. Collaborate as a member of a research team on the implementation and analysis of a research project
a. Implement planned analysis, including data verification and data correction as necessary, using one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical analysis software for the management and analysis of data with moderate supervision
b. Assist in directing the work of technical staff engaged in the collection or analysis of statistical data
c. Display a high level of professionalism and emotional intelligence in direct interactions with collaborators and colleagues
d. Effectively meet independently with investigators

4. Actively collaborate in the publication of research projects
a. Actively contribute to the preparation of written reports and oral presentations summarizing data analysis results, including detailed description of statistical methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions from summary tables with moderate supervision
b. Meet and present analyses to collaborators independently as needed

Department/Unit Summary

The Department of Biostatistics at VUMC was founded in 2003, tasked with the mission of bringing biostatistical expertise to the Vanderbilt community. With the unflagging support of the School of Medicine, and the diligence and creativity of our faculty and staff, we daily fulfill our mission: engaging in cutting-edge statistical methodology research, providing collaborative support and educational resources for biomedical and basic science researchers across the university, and training a new generation of biostatisticians. For more information, please visit

Position Shift
This is a standard Monday – Friday day time role with flexibility required and extended based on business needs.

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments
Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology (Bill Wilkerson Center), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training
  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.
  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"
  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score
  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US
  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer
  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Basic Qualifications

Position Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or related area
  • 2 or more years of related experience


  • 3-5 years of working history of sustained excellent performance post degree
  • Experience with S-PLUS or R
  • Strong data management, cleaning, and reporting skills
  • Familiarity with REDCap
  • Experience with reproducible research and auditable/replicable data flow and analysis
  • Strong understanding of the regulatory environment

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.
  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.
  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
  • Frequent: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.
  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

    Environmental Conditions
  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
  • Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.
  • NHCN
  • CA

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