Biostatistician 1

May 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Biostatistician 1

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The Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Perioperative Medicine, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University is seeking a Biostatistician 1 to manage relevant databases as necessary, design studies, devise analysis plan, create analytic files, implement analysis plan and report and publish findings. The position is 50% time and reports to the Division Chief. The primary focus of this position is on CHOIR data analysis.

The mission of the Division of Pain Medicine is to predict, prevent and alleviate pain through science, education, and compassion. The Pain Management Center at Stanford University Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of services for patients dealing with acute or chronic pain problems. Our focus is to treat the entire patient, addressing each problem that contributes to the patient's pain and inability to live their life to the fullest.

Our group is focused on using strong research methods and state of the art neuroimaging tools to investigate the emotional and cognitive factors that influence pain as well as the neural plastic changes that occur in chronic pain. We use neuropsychology, pharmacology, clinical research, and/or neuroimaging approaches to investigate normal pain processing, pain disorders, and treatment options.

Among our current research are studies looking at the use of real-time fMRI feedback to improve control over pain, and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to study how various brain regions impact pain processing. We are also studying various treatments, such as Botox for scar pain, Gabapentin to prevent post-surgical pain, and acupuncture for pain relief. The Stanford University Center for Back Pain focuses on researching innovative and effective treatments. To learn more about the Division of Pain Medicine and current studies, please go to our website, Pain Medicine at:

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award- winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Duties Include:
  • Design study.
  • Implement protocol for quality control.
  • Create analytic files with detailed documentation.
  • Implement data analysis through statistical programming.
  • Present results for investigators using graphs and tables.
  • Summarize findings orally and in written form.
  • Participate in the preparation of papers for publication.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Desired Qualifications:
  • Proficient in Perl, Python, or other scripting languages for data munging.
  • Skills in statistical estimation, statistical inference, and modeling fitting diagnostics.
  • Proficient in R or SAS.
  • Knowledge of non-parametric statistics, Bayesian methods, and small sample size methods.
  • Two years of experience doing collaborative biostatistics.
  • Two years of experience manipulating large databases programmatically.
  • Previous experience in an academic institution, or academic hospital setting.
Education & Experience (Required):
  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field.
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities (Required):
  • Proficient in at least two of R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
  • Skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • A year of experience doing collaborative biostatistics.
Physical Requirements:
  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:
  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business cycle needs.

Job: Information Analytics

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Part-time
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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