Job Information

University of Utah Biostatistician IV in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/13/2022

Requisition Number PRN28959B

Job Title Biostatistician IV

Working Title Biostatistician IV

Job Grade I

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 U of U Health - Academics

Department 00265 - Cardiothoracic Division

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 103700 to 177649

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

This position provides statistical analysis and programming support for projects within the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.


1. Leads consultation with study investigators in the areas of protocol development, study design, analysis plan, sample size / power calculations, and interpretation of study data

2. Participates as a key contributor and co-author in the preparation and submission of grants, manuscripts, and presentations

3. Provides statistical leadership within the Department. These responsibilities may vary based on current needs or opportunities identified, but may include teaching, supervision of other staff, mentoring others in the research process, or developing own methodological research

4. Provides statistical analysis programming, including completion of descriptive and inferential analyses and the interpretation of results

5. Reviews data for discrepancies, interact with data managers, and create analysis datasets

6. Conforms to statistical programming and analysis standards and assists in the development of standards and contribute to process improvement

7. Must be able to perform the essential functions of the Biostatistician I, II, and III positions

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 minimum of an MS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field and ten or more years of relevant experience. Candidates must be an expert in the application of a wide range of basic and advanced statistical techniques, and be able to independently learn and apply new statistical techniques. Expert knowledge of both analysis and dataset programming in at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or R is required. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and; Good communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results, are also required.


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.