Senior Biostatistician Remote

Advocate Aurora Health

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date Posted November 22, 2022
Industry Clinical Research
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) is one of the top 12 not-for-profit health systems in the country that cares for 3 million patients across 27 hospitals and over 500 sites of care. As a leading employer in the Midwest, Advocate Aurora Health employs more than 75,000 individuals. Advocate Aurora Health is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in clinical care and population health. With dedicated research scientists and clinician investigators engaged in over 1,000 unique research studies, the Advocate Aurora Research Institute (AARI) is providing actionable evidence to guide decisions in key areas of health and wellness. Aligned with a new research strategic plan, AARI is seeking to expand its cadre of research scientists to advance our growth and impact.

Major Responsibilities:
Provides consultation on project design, statistical methodology, and statistical analyses to providers, leadership, researchers, and others on data analysis and/or research projects. This includes determining analytical methodologies, appropriate statistical sampling, statistical data interpretations, and reporting format and content. Reviews and approves methods and tools for data collection. May write and review grant applications and submissions.
Develops and provides data, graphics, and/or documentation for providers, leadership, researchers, and others to facilitate analysis, interpretation, and appropriate reporting of projects within established schedules/timelines. Assists the project team to interpret statistical findings, implications, and limitations.
Selects and applies appropriate statistical techniques to analyze clinical and/or other related data.
Develops statistical clinical models.
Contributes to project dissemination efforts. This includes writing, reviewing, and presenting drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts as well as creating graphics and tables.
Develops and implements strategies as well as document and maintain consistent procedures for data processing, validation, and evaluation. Ensures data quality for documentation and dissemination.
Assembles, merges, and transforms data from multiple sources and prepares it for statistical analysis. May develop programs to extract data from data sources. Advises data collectors and providers on techniques for recording data that best facilitates statistical analysis.
Keeps abreast of and adapts to changing statistical methodologies and analytic methods and applies new skills to future projects. Shares knowledge with peers and mentors biostatisticians.

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required:
None Required.

Education Required:
Master's Degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Statistics or related field.

Experience Required:
Typically requires 5 years of experience in statistics/biostatistics in areas of epidemiology and/or medical informatics.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word) or similar products.
Demonstrated thorough understanding of database design and management. Full knowledge of all phases of applications systems analysis and programming.
Demonstrated ability to conduct power analyses and determine sample sizes.
Strong knowledge of SAS, SPSS, R, or other statistical software packages.
Must have excellent communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external stakeholders.
Ability to manage project responsibilities independently as well as within defined scopes and timelines.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks of various scope simultaneously.
Must have ability to bridge the gap between the clinical problem and statistical formulation.
Ability to effectively return to a project after long intervals by leveraging organizational and documentation skills.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Must be able to operate all equipment essential to performing the job.
Exposed to normal office environment.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

The ideal candidate thrived in a collaborative research environment and has a broad understanding of health care systems, population health, and health-related data Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to conduct cross-disciplinary research are key selection criteria. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biostatistics, experience analyzing health systems data/data bases (e.g., EPIC) and prior history of collaboration in translational scientific environments.

Applications must include a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae.