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University of Utah Biostatistician IV in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 11/10/2023

Requisition Number PRN36906B

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 President


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 103700 to 202300

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource ( CBSR ) at Huntsman Cancer Institute ( HCI ) of the University of Utah is seeking a MS statistician to carry out statistical analyses in collaboration with cancer investigators.

We are a group of biostatisticians in Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource ( CBSR ) engaged in a wide range of collaborations from basic science, high-dimensional multiomics data analyses, translational research, epidemiology studies, biomarker selection, to clinical trials at HCI . We interact with other data scientists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts within the campus. Focus research areas include, although not limited to, the design of clinical trials, observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, biomarkers analyses, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and muti-omics analyses.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to cancer prevention, care, and survivorship for all communities within the area we serve – which includes Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming – with impact worldwide. Partnerships with individuals, communities, and many other entities are crucial to our work. Huntsman Cancer Institute values cancer-related health equity and inclusion as integral to our guiding principle to serve our patients and their communities, and our commitment to foster a culture of belonging for all within our organization.

In your cover letter or during your interview process, we invite you to share how your personal and professional experiences have prepared you to serve as a member of our team as we work to reduce the cancer burden experienced by all people and communities. This may include description of your prior experiences related to research, prevention, clinical care, community engagement/outreach, training, administration, or other areas relevant to Huntsman Cancer Institute’s mission and this position.

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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

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

Employees frequently work on multiple tasks at one time and as such may have competing deadlines or time constraints. Employees are expected to interact directly with internal and external customers in negotiating deadlines and completing work in a timely manner. Employees are expected to independently complete all assigned tasks and should seek collaboration and input from other statisticians as needed.

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 minimum of an MS degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field and ten or more years of relevant experience or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work 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 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 of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly 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.

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