University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 09/21/2018

Requisition Number PRN18467B

Job Title Biostatistician II

Working Title Biostatistician II

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40.00

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 $47,600 to $79,699

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position provides statistical analysis and programming support for Principal Investigator studying substance use policy, health disparities, health behaviors, and other related research.


1. Provides statistical analysis programming, including completion of basic descriptive and inferential analyses and the interpretation of results

2. Reviews data for discrepancies, interact with data managers, and create analysis datasets

3. Presents interim and final results, including tables and figures, and provide a written description of methods and statistical analyses used

4. Conforms to statistical programming and analysis standards

5. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the Biostatistician I

Under the direction of a supervising or faculty statistician:

6. Assists in the preparation and submission of abstracts and manuscripts

7. Communicates with study investigators and other clinicians regarding statistical issues including analysis plans and interpretation of study data

8.Assists with study design development and other research as needed within the program or department.

9. Assists with research proposals, grants, and manuscripts and presentation materials.

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 a solid knowledge of standard statistical analysis procedures with a minimum of an MS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such asSASor R. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results.


• Excellent interpersonal relationship and effective communication skills

• Advanced statistical knowledge and experience

• Commitment to policy-relevant research

• Experience in program monitoring and evaluation

• Knowledge of health behaviors and services and an understanding of their determinants, consequences and policy implications

• Outstanding academic writing skills

• Strong project management and organizational skills

• Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously

• Ability to work as a member of a research team and communicate with supervisors, faculty and other research staff

• Statistical software knowledge (e.g., Stata,SASor R)

• Prior research, monitoring or evaluation

• Prior first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals

• Experience developing and disseminating policy briefs or other policy-making content

• Spanish-speaking ability

• Prior experience developing and applying data-to-decision-making strategies in program implementation

• Experience with grant writing

• Experience with creating publication quality graphs, figures, and infographics

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”). 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.