Job Information

University of Utah Biostatistician I in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 10/28/2021

Requisition Number PRN28176B

Job Title Biostatistician I

Working Title Biostatistician I

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00958 - DFPM-Administration

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $50,400 - $56,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Statistician to work with a national research group and local projects in Family and Preventive Medicine and Public Health. This position requires that the statistician have experience/ability in the following areas:

  • Demonstrated experience with data management and statistical analysis in SAS and R.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new statistical and other software quickly, e.g., this position will need to use Zoom, LucidChart, PASS , google drive, Google Docs, and google sheets.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement forms and surveys in Redcap, run queries and reports, download Redcap data to SAS , and interface with study personnel and study participants who use the Redcap projects.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and using data quality reports to maintain the quality of the collected data.
  • Demonstrated excellent, diplomatic oral and written communication skills in email, Zoom calls, and written reports, as this position interfaces with multiple staff, faculty researchers, faculty coaches, participants, and consortium personnel all over the USA .
  • Demonstrated teamwork skills and awareness of the multi-person flow of work, so that the project work, as a whole, keeps moving ahead in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and following procedures and protocols for the good of the project.
  • Demonstrated experience in time management.
  • Demonstrated experience with directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) and other causal methods is a plus.

Each employee has a unique background and life experience. We believe that maximizing diversity fuels the success of our organization. In your cover letter or during your interview, we invite you to share how your background, beliefs, and experience will prepare you to be effective in working in an environment that values diversity and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.


Performs data management and statistical analysis for a variety of projects. Designs and implements forms and surveys in Redcap for 4 related Redcap projects. Writes SAS code and protocols to download Redcap data to SAS , performs data downloads to SAS and Excel, assures correctness and quality of data downloads by student RA. Participates actively in twice-weekly multi-institutional, multi-investigator meetings. Responds to Redcap-related email from participants, coaches, staff, and researchers. Creates spreadsheets, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and Lucid Charts to assist investigators and coaches. Extracts and cleans data to create and maintain analysis datasets. Interfaces on data requests from the national consortium, after PI approval. Performs intermediate and final statistical analyses and contributes to manuscripts. Assures correctness of tables and graphs. Other duties as assigned.

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.


Masters-trained statistician with working knowledge of/experience with SAS and R

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

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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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.