Job Information

University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/12/2021

Requisition Number PRN26884B

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

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 $47,600 to $79,699

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 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 .


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.

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 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 data and statistical analysis programming skills using SAS are an asset.

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)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

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.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.