Biostatistician I, TODAY2

Rockville, MD
Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Biostatistics Center (BSC) of the Milken Institute School of Public Health is an off-campus research facility of The George Washington University located in Rockville, Maryland. The BSC serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies funded by federal agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The BSC is a leader in the statistical coordination of major medical research programs of national and international scope. Visit our website at:

The BSC is seeking a full-time Biostatistician to work at NIH-funded data coordinating center for clinical trials in type 2 diabetes. A Biostatistician I participates as a member of a team of academic biostatisticians and epidemiologists who collaborate in the conduct of major clinical trials, such as the Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth (TODAY) Research Study.

Essential duties include:

-Prepares datasets for analysis, and conducts data analysis using advanced statistical procedures using SAS. Creates programming analysis related macros using SAS or R.
-Develops and maintains reporting systems using SAS.
-Performs data analysis using advanced statistical procedures using statistical software (SAS and R) under supervision of senior statisticians.
- Performs data management (auditing, editing & analysis) and quality control of study databases.
-Contributes to development of analytical plans for addressing selected research questions.
-Documents all new processes and procedures created in the above tasks.
-Collaborates in the design of studies and with medical investigators to implement methods in collaboration with Center faculty.
- Participates in project development from beginning to end. Participates as a member of a multi-disciplinary team of programmers and researchers to ensure deliverables are completed efficiently.
- Contributes portions of abstracts, posters, reports and manuscripts for major publications in leading health, medical and other journals and presentations of results.
- Performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

MS or MPH in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

-Excellent written and oral communication skills.


Campus Location: Rockville College/School/Department: Biostats Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Biostatistics Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 35 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000340 Job Open Date: 07/26/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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