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University of Utah Biostatistician I in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 01/27/2021

Requisition Number PRN25178B

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00850 - Pediatric Critical Care

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $39,300 to $64,349

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Pediatric Critical Care Division at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Biostatistician I to join the Data Coordinating Center ( DCC ). The DCC provides data management, project management and statistical support for multicenter, investigator-initiated and industry clinical research studies of various diseases and medical fields, including Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatric Colorectal, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Hydrocephalus, Neuromyelitis Optica and Scleroderma. This is an exciting opportunity to provide statistical support for DCC projects.

The Department of Pediatrics has a defined career ladder for our Biostatisticians and provides growth and professional development opportunities.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package with extensive healthcare options, 14.2% retirement contributions that vest immediately, and paid time off. Current benefit information is available at


This position will provide statistical support for clinical research studies within the Division of Critical Care, Department of Pediatrics of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Specifically, the primary areas of responsibility will be as follows:

1.Works collaboratively with investigators on study manuscripts, with direction from the supervising and faculty statisticians. This includes creating Manuscript Analysis Plans (MAPs), reviewing/writing the manuscript, and tracking manuscript progress. (20%)

2.Creates analysis datasets and associated dataset specifications. (20%)

3.Prepares and communicates study results in oral and written summary (e.g., tables, figures and reports), with direction from study statistical team as needed. (15%)

4.Works collaboratively with the supervising statistician and study statistical team to support project needs. This includes completing quality assurance procedures and ensuring statistical documentation is current. (15%)

5.Works collaboratively with study team to support project needs and provide statistical perspective during all project stages (planning, enrollment, and post enrollment). This includes creating reports and reviewing study materials prepared by other team members. (10%)

6.Reviews data for discrepancies and works with the study team to resolve discrepancies. This includes descriptive summaries of analysis variables and general data checks. (5%)

7.In consultation with supervising statistician, successfully negotiates timelines and manages competing deadlines. (5%)

8.Actively expands own knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and programming. (5%)

9.Conforms to statistical and shared data coordinating center working guidelines and standard operating procedures. (5%)

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.


Candidates with clinical or pharmaceutical research experience will be given preference.

Advanced SAS programming skills, including data manipulation, are an asset.

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: 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: .

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.