Location: LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research
Req ID: 113712
Employment Status: Regular - Full Time
The division of neurosurgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia seek a candidate for a research scientist position in biostatistics with experience in the design and analysis of clinical trials, epidemiology, outcomes and population-based studies. The successful candidate will collaborate with a vibrant team of world-class clinical and basic scientists at Center for Data-driven Discovery (D3B) and division of neurosurgery which provides the ideal setting for cross-disciplinary collaboration and impactful quantitative research. Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience.
Providing advanced biostatistical services for investigators, including analyses, data preparation, and writing of statistical results on an increasingly independent level, working closely with senior biostatistician team members, ideal candidates should hold a doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or related quantitative discipline. Successful candidates must be self-directed, have a commitment to collaborating with biomedical researchers, strong written and verbal communication skills, and be familiar with data analysis and manipulation using standard statistical packages (e.g., SAS, R, Stata, etc). Preference will be given to applicants with experience in the design and analysis of biomedical studies and experience in interdisciplinary research resulting in publications. Knowledge and experience with clinical trials is required.
Biostatistician II is a moderately independent role that builds upon an entry level position based on demonstrated increase in consistent proficiency of methods application, programming, interpretation, and communication. The role largely works under the supervision of teams that include a more senior statistician/manager and one or more biomedical domain experts. Management of this role is usually provided on a semi-weekly basis with an emphasis on validation, consistency, refinement of communication, and expansion to more complex techniques.
- Consults with team members to determine study design, conduct power calculations, identify appropriate variables and methods, format data, and identify and resolve data anomalies.
- Actively contributes to development of a statistical analysis plan that includes methods, programming procedures, variable definition, and data handling rules and procedures.
- Investigates increasingly complex methods for inclusion into projects.
- Applies proficient level of statistical programming to clean and interrogate data, view diagnostics elements of data such as underlying distributions and parameters, implement optimal statistical methods, interpret and export key visuals and results.
- Validates and documents methods such that both more senior statisticians and domain experts may understand and replicate.
- Investigates optimal methods for validation and documentation.
- Provides analysis services for grant applications.
- Contributes to academic output of study teams by writing methods, results, and interpretation for manuscript publication, authoring abstracts, and presenting at professional conferences under the guidance of senior staff/manager.
- Recommends protocol, workflow, or data management changes based on results.
- Participates in communication of research methods, implementation, and results to varied audience of clinicians, scientists, analysts, and programmers.
- Contributes to critical assessment of computational and algorithmic approaches to address assigned biomedical research questions.
- Tracks project activities for reporting and billing purposes.
Required Education and Experience
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree
- Three (3) years of experience with progressively more complex applied statistics.
- Three (3) years applied experience in using one or more common statistical language programs
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Preferred Education: Master’s degree
- Five (5) years of experience with progressively more complex applied statistics.
- Five (5) years applied experience in using one or more common statistical language programs
Additional Technical Requirements
- Proficient in programming and application of common statistical methods in medical and clinical research, such as SAS, STATA, R or another commonly accepted analytical programming language.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the demonstrated ability to explain technical concepts to a lay audience.
- Detail-oriented with excellent validation and documentation skills.
- High level of personal initiative; ability to work independently as well as collaborate in teams and with people from multiple business and scientific areas.
- Proficient in UNIX and/or Windows OS.
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