University of Utah Biostatistician I in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 03/12/2021
Requisition Number PRN25542B
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
Work Schedule Summary
VP Area U of U Health - Academics
Department 00952 - Division of Epidemiology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 39,300 to 64,349
Open Until Filled Yes
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. The SDBC serves 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 of SDBC and 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.
This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.
1. Provides basic statistical analysis support
2. Reviews data for discrepancies, interacts with data managers, and creates analysis datasets
3. Prepares and communicates statistical results in written and oral summary
4. Conforms to statistical programming and analysis standards
5. Works collaboratively with supervising and other statisticians in supporting project needs
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.
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.
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 in SAS is 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
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