BIOSTATISTICIAN II, DCRI - Statistics

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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BIOSTATISTICIAN II, DCRI - Statistics
DCRI - Statistics

Occupational Summary
Performs intermediate-level statistical analysis and programming for clinical research projects with particular emphasis on analyses based on clinical trial data, electronic health record data and other retrospective studies. Collaborates closely with a cross-functional project team, physicians, and external government or industry representatives with regard to statistical aspects of each project. Coordinates the statistical needs of each project.

Work Performed
Collaborates with clinical investigators to translate clinical goals into questions that can be answered using available data and statistical techniques. Takes the lead on preparation of statistical analysis plans for abstracts or manuscripts targeted to a clinical audience while incorporating input from more senior statistician on the team and from clinical collaborators.

Performs statistical analyses laid out in the analysis plan, seeking input and review from more senior statistician on the team. Independently generates descriptive and basic test statistics and graphics, analysis of basic data requests and generates statistical modeling results. Learns new statistical methods as needed, and applies new skills to future projects.

Documents analyses, creates summaries, and presents results in written and verbal form to requestors. With guidance, able to work on any phase of a manuscript project, from initial meeting with an investigator to final review of a manuscript prior to submission for publication (checking presentation of results for accuracy and appropriate interpretation). Contributes meaningfully to discussions of analyses with clinical investigators and other statisticians and identifies next steps for analyses.

Leads or participates actively in the statistical team responsible for designing and validating analysis data sets, programs, and statistical output products. Collaborates effectively with statistical programmers who support their projects. Identifies potential data problems from analytic queries and brings them to the attention of the team.

Demonstrates understanding of project data collection processes and data sets and shares knowledge with collaborators.

Proficient in SAS and/or R. Performs complex programming such as data transposition and macros. Programs analysis datasets using SAS and/or R; combines multiple disparate raw databases and derives analysis variables accurately. Uses complicated SAS and/or R procedures and options and programs with increasing efficiency.

Handles and secures highly confidential and sensitive analyses and documentation. Learns IT tools and analytical methods appropriate for projects. Collaborates closely with clinical investigators, other statisticians and statistical programmers to share and document this knowledge.

Participates in most statistical aspects of a project, with consultation or assistance when needed. Represents the functional group in project team meetings and contributes constructively to project discussions. Understands the contracted scope of work and estimates hours and resources expected to complete each project. Manages project responsibilities with decreasing levels of supervision or regular support and takes initiative to complete project-specific responsibilities with minimal supervision. Demonstrates progress in ability to multi-task.

Adheres to standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the functional department as they apply to documentation and validation of clinical research statistics.

Collaborates effectively with a variety of types of individuals: programmers, statisticians (both junior and senior), medical personnel, and representatives within the business community. Develops leadership and communication skills and shares them with others.

Learns about clinical aspects of the research, as appropriate.


Requisition Number
401224054

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
2681 BIOSTATISTICIAN II

Job Family Level
79

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications


Education

Work requires a minimum of a Master's degree in (bio)statistics or related field and no relevant experience, or a bachelors degree in (bio) statistics or related field and 2 years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination or relevant education and/or work experience.

Experience

Prior contribution to analysis of research projects, a working knowledge of SAS, and solid command of the English language is required.

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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