University of Utah Biostatistician I in Salt Lake City, Utah

Details

Open Date 07/19/2017

Requisition Number PRN14856B

Job Title Biostatistician I

Working Title Biostatistician I

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Care Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Health Sciences

Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 39300 to 64349

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. No

Job Summary

The Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) at the University of Utah is seeking a MS statistician to carry out statistical analyses in collaboration with clinical and translational investigators.

We are a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the Health Science Center of the University of Utah. TheSDBCserves as the Statistical Core within the Population Health Research Foundation of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah and provides a rich environment for methodological and applied biomedical research across the university. Focus areas ofSDBCand Population Health Research faculty include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, analysis of biomarkers, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, health economics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and qualitative research.

Responsibilities

Provides basic statistical analysis support

Reviews data for discrepancies, interacts with data managers, and creates analysis datasets

Prepares and communicates statistical results in written and oral summary

Conforms to statistical programming and analysis standards

Works collaboratively with supervising and other statisticians in supporting project needs

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 asSASor 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.

Preferences

The ideal candidate would have previous experience in a statistical consulting role, be able to meet with investigators independently, and develop statistical analysis plans under the guidance of senior statisticians. Individual should contain skills in data analysis, supervisory skills, interest in new statistical methods, and mastery of at least one statistical programming language. Familiarity/experience with data cleaning, database preparation and management inSASis a plus. This position requires extreme care, organization, attention to detail, and the ability to work with large datasets.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Prior experience in a biomedical research setting is desired.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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