BIOSTATISTICIAN II

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Aug 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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BIOSTATISTICIAN II
Biostat & Bioinformatics Chairs Office

Occupational Summary

Under the guidance of the CTSI Biostatistics Core management team in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, perform intermediate-level statistical analysis and programming for a broad range of medical research projects. Collaborate closely with a cross-functional project team, physicians, lab scientists, and graduate students with regard to statistical aspects of each project.

Responsibilities

Collaboration, communication, leadership, and project management
  • Collaborate effectively with programmers, statisticians (both junior and senior), medical personnel, and representatives within the business community under the guidance of a supervising Biostatistician investigator.
  • Represent the functional group in project team meetings and contribute constructively to project discussions.
  • Develop leadership and communication skills and share them with others.
  • Serve as a resource for other statisticians.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the functional department as they apply to documentation and validation of clinical research statistics.
  • Manage project responsibilities with decreasing levels of supervision or regular support.
  • Take initiative to complete project-specific responsibilities with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate ability to multi-task and meet deadlines as appropriate.
  • Build documentation and organizational skills to effectively return to a trial or manuscript project after long intervals during which no progress was made by other members of the project team.

Statistical analysis planning, generation, and interpretation
  • Participate in most statistical aspects of a medical research project.
  • Evaluate research studies and recommend statistical procedures, including, but not limited to, hypothesis tests, regression models and multivariate analysis to analyze the data.
  • Contribute meaningfully to discussions of analyses and identify next steps for analyses.
  • Prepare statistical analysis plans under the guidance of faculty or supervising biostatistician.
  • Prepare comprehensive statistical reports to communicate findings with investigators.
  • Be 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, with guidance.
  • Prepare statistical components of presentations, abstracts, study protocols, and manuscripts.
  • Learn new statistical methods as needed, and apply new skills to future projects.
  • Perform intermediate and advanced statistical analyses, including but not limited to generating descriptive and test statistics, and performing regression modelling.
  • Check results for accuracy and consistency.

Programming and data documentation
  • Program analysis datasets using SAS or R; combine multiple disparate raw databases and derive analysis variables accurately.
  • Design analysis data set specifications through writing own programming code.
  • Demonstrate good programming practices through proper documentation, commenting, and readability.
  • Perform complex programming using advanced options in SAS procedures and macros, and R functions with increasing efficiency.
  • Participate actively in the statistical team responsible for designing and validating analysis data sets, programs, and statistical output products (tables, listings, figures).
  • Perform appropriate and adequate code checks to ensure accuracy of results


Education

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

Experience

Prior contribution to analysis of research projects and solid command of the English language is required. Desirable experience include experience with observation, survival, longitudinal, categorical, and generalized linear models, and thorough experience with SAS and R.

Requisition Number
401312119

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
2681 BIOSTATISTICIAN II

Job Family Level
80

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
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.

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

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. Prior contribution to analysis of research projects, a working knowledge of SAS, and solid command of the English language is required.

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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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