Penn State University

University Park, Pennsylvania

Date Posted January 14, 2022
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


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The College of Nursing is seeking an experienced team player to serve as a Biostatistician on funded projects. This position provides an excellent opportunity to expand research skills and work with an investigator studying substance use policy, health disparities, health services, health behaviors, and other related research.


Successful candidates will be independent self-starters, willing to learn new research techniques, have excellent communication and organizational skills, work well with a team, and ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously. The Biostatistician will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and multiple research team members. Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing and conducting statistical analyses, including descriptive statistics, sample comparisons, regression analyses, longitudinal analyses, survival analyses, mixed-effect models, and multivariable analyses
  • Data curation and assisting with study design development and other research as needed
  • Assisting with research proposals, grants, manuscripts, and presentation materials
  • Making recommendations to the Principal Investigator (PI) regarding preferred analyses and research methods for proposed projects
  • Presenting analysis results, including tables and figures, and provide a written description of methods and statistical analyses used
  • Reviewing statistical outputs for consistency and quality


Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, possess the ability to learn and navigate new research quickly, and enjoy taking on new challenges. This position requires advanced knowledge and experience with standard statistical analysis procedures with a degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such as Stata, SAS, and R. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain statistical techniques and present results clearly. Experience with creating publication-quality graphs, figures, and infographics preferred.


Review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Candidates will need to upload a cover letter and resume or CV and provide three references.

This is a limited term appointment funded for three years from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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University Park, PA