Biostatistician I - Hybrid/Remote

Be The Match

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Date Posted May 13, 2022
Industry Private Sector BioStat Jobs
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


The Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) provides a unique resource of data and statistical expertise to the scientific community for addressing important issues in hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapies. The Biostatistician I participates in the progress of statistical support to research studies and projects in support of Patient Outcomes and Experience in alignment with Be The Match mission, vision, and strategic plan. This includes support for CIBMTR research projects as aligned with Be The Match goals. They are responsible for creating data files, describing patient populations, coding clinical outcomes, and performing univariate and multivariate statistical analyses. They collaborate with investigators, scientists and physicians in the development of highly complex study design, preparation of scientific reports, government deliverables, manuscripts and materials for presentation at national and international meetings. This position can be remote (US) or hybrid. #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid

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Biostatistical Analyses and Support:

  • Serves as the primary statistician for observational research. Provides project management for research studies to ensure the timely and accurate completion of analyses and submission of studies for publication.
  • Supports principal investigators in moderately complex study design; prepares preliminary study tables to assess study feasibility, determining final study population, and performing descriptive and univariate analyses.
  • Contributes to all aspects of clinical trials including study design, protocol development, case report form development, creation of statistical analysis plan, data validation and cleaning throughout the trial, reports for ongoing safety and monitoring of trial subjects, analyses for monitoring board and FDA reports, and trial close out tasks including final tables, listings and figures.
  • Prepares moderately complex datasets for CIBMTR and RCI BMT research studies. Performs statistical analyses and manages research projects assessing the results of blood and marrow transplant outcomes utilizing statistical packages (SAS), databases (ORACLE) and graphics packages.
  • Assists in the writing of grants and peer-reviewed scientific publications, providing expertise and scientific content regarding the study design, study population, statistical methodology and description of results.
  • Responds to requests from physicians, patients, pharmaceutical and insurance companies, the media, state and federal government agencies through the CIBMTR Information Request Process.
  • Assists database programmers with the creation of new database variables and resolution of database problems. Coordinates with database programmers on guidance for database structures that are appropriate for analysis.
  • Directs clinical research coordinators and other CIBMTR staff in collating data for scientific research studies and resolve data inconsistencies.
  • Fulfills requests and projects for datasets and analyses that support the mission of Be the Match and the departments within.

Staff Responsibilities:

  • Directs the administrative staff to support the management of the CIBMTR Scientific Committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Research study design methods, independent problem solving, decision making, statistical analyses.

Ability to:

  • Demonstrate interpersonal communication and networking; written, oral and presentation skills required.
  • Demonstrate basic Microsoft Office computer software and Internet skills.
  • Commit to occasional overnight travel.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or closely related biomedical field where biostatistical design and analyses comprised the primary course of study and application.
  • One or more years of experience in performing statistical design/analysis in health or medical related research, or project management. Experience programming with statistical analysis programs, (SAS), SPSS; logistic regression and survival analysis, and research writing for publication required. Recent Masters level graduates will be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Additional qualifications that may make a person even more effective in the role, but are not required for consideration)

  • Experience in clinical trials.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that can enable enjoyable collaboration with diverse study staff and investigators.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with a positive attitude that allows all problems to be broken into manageable parts and tackled.
  • Excellent written and communication skills, including the ability to provide meticulous documentation of processes and organize materials in a transparent manner.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects while meeting deadlines.

Proof of being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster when eligible, with acceptable documentation is required for employment. NMDP will consider all requests for medical or religious accommodation.

Additional Information
  • Department: 262-STRATEGIC PROGRAMS
  • Pay Basis: Yearly
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Driver Policy: No