University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/01/2018

Requisition Number PRN17950B

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

Department 01852 - HCI David Wetter Research Prog

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 70000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Master’s level Biostatistician in the Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) at the University of Utah

The Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) at the University of Utah is seeking a MS level biostatistician to play leadership roles in collaborations with clinical and translational investigators. The successful candidate will work effectively in a multidisciplinary group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, statistical programming, management and analysis of data, graphical presentation of data and writing of reports which include explanations of the statistical methods used and interpretation of results. The duties require skills in data analysis, interest in new statistical methods, and mastery of at least one statistical programming language.

This position will support the Center ofHOPE, which houses multiple intensive longitudinal datasets including ecological momentary assessments, streaming physiology, andGIStracking. An ideal candidate will have the ability to work under the direction of PhD level statisticians to master current methods for analyzing intensive longitudinal data and conduct analyses of micro-randomized trials and sequential multiple assignment randomized trials (SMART). Solid knowledge of statistical methods including multiple regression, longitudinal data analysis, categorical data analysis and survival analysis is required.

Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript and 4) Names and email addresses for three professional references.


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.


Minimum Skills/Knowledge Requirements:

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to document work through statistical analysis plans and reports

-Demonstrated expertise in either theSASor R statistical programming languages

-Interest in learning new statistical methods

-Strong organization skills and the ability to handle a demanding workload and balance multiple tasks

-Highly motivated and able to work in an interdisciplinary group setting

Preferred Skills/Knowledge:

-At least 3 years of experience in a statistical consulting or statistical programmer role

-Prior experience in a biomedical research

-Programming experience usingSQL

-Experience in the analysis of large administrative data sets

SDBCand Cancer Biostatistics Resource at the University of Utah:

We belong to 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. TheSDBCand the Cancer Biostatistics Resource serve as Statistical Cores within the Population Health Research methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and qualitative research.

The University Utah is the state’s largest institution of higher education featuring an innovative research community which is number one in the nation at creating startup companies based on student and faculty research. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments. The University is nestled in the Wasatch mountains overlooking Salt Lake City with breathtaking views and hiking trails directly adjoining theSDBCoffices. Our city is famous for its wide range of outdoor activities including skiing (with 7 world class ski resorts and home of the 2002 Winter Olympics), hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang gliding all within one hour. Eight national parks, over a dozen national monuments and recreation areas, and numerous national forests are within a half-day’s drive. At the same time, the Salt Lake City/Ogden metropolitan area is the state capital with 1.7 million people, and a major cultural hub of the intermountain west with year round urban activities. The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.

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.