Biostatistician - SPH - Center for Healthcare Data

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Houston, Texas

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Date Posted May 03, 2021
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
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Job Status Full-time
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Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center

Position Type: Full Time/ Exempt

Position Summary:

The Center for Health Care Data is the largest research accessible, healthcare data repository in Texas. The Center uses data to support improvements in health practice and policy. This position provides an opportunity for a recent graduate or early career professional to apply statistical analysis to this goal. The role requires using large administrative, clinical and social service datasets. The individual will be an integral member of teams of researchers, programmers, analysts and public policy experts tasked with producing evidence-based research on a variety of challenging and impactful projects.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborates with investigators to determine study design, contribute to protocol development, and write statistical analysis plans.
  • Performs statistical analysis and inference, and writes and presents reports summarizing findings including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Develops systems for monitoring the quality of different datasets.
  • May write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software.
  • Ensures high-quality statistical support is provided for investigational studies, projects, registries and basic research using advanced statistical skills and knowledge of clinical research.
  • Maintains expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology.
  • May conduct ad hoc analyses.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Demonstrates proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.
Experience in data analysis of large administrative datasets (claims, registries, EMR) and observational studies.
SAS experienced preferred.


  • Experience with statistical packages, data bases and programming languages for data preparation, storage, transformation, analysis or visualization. Examples include R, SAS, STATA, SPSS, Matlab, SQL, Python, Hadoop, Pig, Hive, MapReduce, Java Tableau, Excel or other big data frameworks.
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of data formats/sources such as relational databases, XML, JSON, CSV, text, sensors/activity trackers, clickstreams, social media, and geolocation

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in related health science. PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of statistician experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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