University of Utah Biostatistician II in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/29/2018

Requisition Number PRN18205B

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 - $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). TheDCCprovides data management, project management and statistical support for multicenter, investigator-initiated clinical research studies of various diseases and medical fields, including Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatric Colorectal, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis, Hydrocephalus, Neuromyelitis Optica and Scleroderma. This is an exciting opportunity to provide statistical support forDCCprojects.

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%)

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.


Candidates with clinical or pharmaceutical research experience will be given preference. AdvancedSASprogramming skills, including data manipulation, are an asset.

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.