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University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/08/2023

Requisition Number PRN36868B

Job Title Biostatistician II

Working Title Biostatistician II

Job Grade F

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 President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 47600 to 99500

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource ( CBSR ) at Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) of the University of Utah is seeking a MS statistician to carry out statistical analyses in collaboration with cancer investigators.

We are a group of biostatisticians in Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource ( CBSR ) engaged in a wide range of collaborations from basic science, high-dimensional multiomics data analyses, translational research, epidemiology studies, biomarker selection, to clinical trials at HCI . We interact with other data scientists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts within the campus. Focus research areas include, although not limited to, the design of clinical trials, observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, biomarkers analyses, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and muti-omics analyses.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity, diversity, and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

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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:

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

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

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Employees in this position work on multiple tasks simultaneously and, as such, may have competing deadlines or time constraints which may require consultation with their supervisor to prioritize responsibilities.

Employees may encounter concerns about study design, statistical, or data issues in a project they are working on. Level II Biostatisticians work independently to understand the issues and thoughtfully research any potential solutions. Employees may discuss these issues and concerns with a supervising statistician on the project.

Employees are expected to actively expand their knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and programming so that s/he has more tools available to independently complete the assigned tasks. If at any time the employee feels that a particular request or task reaches beyond their own understanding or expertise, s/he should work closely with a supervising statistician to ensure that the work provided is of the highest quality.

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, a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience), and demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or 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.


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)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

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.

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