Biostatistician, Dept. of Surgery, Urology Div.

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)

Boston, Massachusetts

Date Posted November 23, 2022
Industry Administrative
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Biostatistician, Dept. of Surgery, Urology Div.

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Functioning very independently and under the very general direction of the Principal Investigator, as well as a team of fellows and epidemiologists, performs complex statistical analyses of administrative or electronic medical records. May identify, develop, and implement new computational techniques under the supervision of our lead biostatistician.

Under general supervision of the Principal Investigator, applies, researches, and develops statistical models for analysis, inference, and prediction from administrative, registry or electronic medical records sources.

  • Develops software for use in the Principal Investigator’s laboratory, and possible for general use in the research community for analyzing data. Software must be well-documented and maintained, including appropriate version control, internal documentation, and user manuals.

  • Contributes to scientific literature, reports, journals and presentations.

  • Assists in orientation and training of graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, epidemiologists and other personnel as needed.

The following listing represents some of the duties found in this kind of position in a research area. The employee may not perform all duties described, but should be able to perform them, as trained, and with supervision, as necessary. Other similar duties may be included, as appropriate to the area.

  • Data Collection Activities:
  • Collects and codes data

  • Transfers collected data to code sheets

  • Prepares data for keypunching/computer input

  • Documents system changes, informing supervisor of conflicts between coding methods and protocol

  • Prepares written reports on data, as appropriate


  • Research Activities:

  • Performs basic research experiments

  • Assist with analysis of experimental data using basic statistical methods

  • Performs literature searches


  • Laboratory Activities:

  • Assists with maintenance of a clean and orderly lab


  • Performs other similar or related duties as assigned


  • MS degree in quantitative field such as statistics, operations research, mathematics, or computer science. Strong academic credentials required.
  • 0- 3 yrs of professional experience required.
  • Relevant research experience in analysis of complex datasets.

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong theoretical statistics (including Bayesian methods) and mathematics skills.
  • Strong experience applying sophisticated statistical, mathematical, or machine learning methods to
  • analyze complex datasets.
  • Strong programming skills, including in SAS, STATA and/or R.
  • Excellent time management/organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills.
  • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary, team setting.
  • High degree of initiative and ability to persevere on research problems.
  • Follows directions and works with careful attention to detail.
  • Accepts responsibility for assignments, able to prioritize tasks and manage time efficiently.
  • Demonstrates initiative and sound judgment.
  • Maintains a positive working environment and works cooperatively with supervisors and co-workers.
EEO Statement


BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

Primary Location MA-Boston-BWH Boston Main Campus
Work Locations BWH Boston Main Campus 75 Francis St Boston 02115
Job Business and Systems Analyst
Organization Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
Schedule Full-time
Standard Hours 40
Shift Day Job
Employee Status Regular
Recruiting Department BWH Surgery
Job Posting Nov 22, 2022