University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 11/06/2019
Requisition Number PRN22448B
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
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
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $47,600 - $79,699
Open Until Filled Yes
The Pediatric Critical Care Division at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an immediate opening for a Biostatistician II 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 www.hr.utah.edu/benefits.
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.Creates analysis datasets and associated dataset specifications; reviews data for discrepancies and works with the study team to resolve discrepancies. (25%)
2.Prepares and presents interim and final study results (e.g., tables, figures and reports), interprets results, and describes the statistical analysis methods used. (15%)
3.Works collaboratively with study team to support project needs and provide statistical perspective during all project stages (planning, enrollment, and post enrollment). This includes reviewing study materials prepared by other team members. (10%)
4.With direction from supervising statistician, coordinates study statistical team to support project needs. This includes completing quality assurance procedures, ensuring statistical documentation is current, and archiving materials for completed deliverables. (10%)
5.In consultation with supervising statistician, successfully negotiates timelines and manages competing deadlines. (5%)
6.Recognizes potential areas of concern related to study design, statistical, or data issues. Works to understand issues, identifies potential solutions, and consults with supervising or faculty statistician. (5%)
7.Actively expands own knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and programming. (5%)
8.Conforms to statistical and shared data coordinating center working guidelines and standard operating procedures. (5%)
9.With direction from supervising or faculty statistician, assists in the preparation of abstracts, presentations and manuscripts; includes drafting analysis plans. (15%)
10.With direction from supervising or faculty statistician, communicates with study investigators and other clinicians regarding statistical issues, analysis planning, study results, and the interpretation of study results. (5%)
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
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 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 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.
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
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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.
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.