Biostatistician I

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Date Posted June 21, 2022
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Job Title
Biostatistician I

Working Title
Biostatistician I

Job Grade


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Standard Hours per Week

Full Time or Part Time?
Full Time


Work Schedule Summary
Telecommuting may be approved on an ongoing basis or a time-limited basis and exceptions may be required to meet department needs.

This position may have the option for a hybrid – partial onsite/partial telecommute – work schedule

VP Area
U of U Health - Academics

00952 - Division of Epidemiology


Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment
External Posting

Pay Rate Range
39300 to 64349

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Job Summary
This position provides statistical and mathematical analysis and programming support for funded infectious disease modeling projects within the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

Essential Functions
  • Provides support for designing, analyzing, and interpreting mathematical models and computer simulations according to project needs
  • Provides support for scientific literature search and synthesis of reviewed literature
  • Prepares and communicates modeling results in written and oral summary
  • Conforms to computer programming and mathematical analysis standards
  • Works collaboratively with supervisor, project team members, and funding organizations in supporting project needs

Problem Solving
Employees in this position work on multiple tasks simultaneously and, as such, may have competing deadlines or time constraints which may require consultation with their supervisor. Employees may encounter concerns about study design, statistical, or data issues in a project they are working on. Employees should discuss these issues and concerns with a supervisor before proceeding on the project.

Employees are expected to actively expand their knowledge and understanding of statistical and mathematical modeling methods and programming so that s/he has more tools available to independently complete the assigned tasks. If at any time the employee feels that a particular request or task reaches beyond their own understanding or expertise, s/he should work closely with a supervisor to ensure that the work provided is of the highest quality.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

This position requires familiarity with standard statistical analysis procedures with a minimum of a BS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field; General programming skills or familiarity with at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or R with the ability to independently gain new skills and solve difficult programming challenges; Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is necessary; An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and good communication skills.


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Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior
URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.