Biostatistician 2

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jul 12, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Biostatistician 2

Stanford University

Job Number:
79708

The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research at Stanford University is looking for Biostatistician 2. With some independence, the incumbent will consult with investigators to refine research questions, define hypotheses, design studies and devise analysis plans. Work with senior statistician(s) to implement analysis plan and publish findings. Present results orally to clinical investigators. Provide guidance to clinical investigators on design and analysis issues. The Sean N. Parker Center for Allergy and Asthma Research is the first center of its kind, aiming to not only to find better treatments for children and adults with allergies and asthma, but to discover underlying immune mechanisms against the diseases and develop a lasting cure. To learn more about the Sean N. Parker Center please visit med.stanford.edu/allergyandasthma

Duties include:
  • Design study.
  • Develop and implement protocol for quality control.
  • Help develop funding applications and research protocols
  • Contribute to proposal and budget development
  • Perform sample size/power calculations
  • Author statistical analysis plans
  • Create analytic files with detailed documentation.
  • Select appropriate statistical tools for addressing a given research question.
  • 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.
  • Consult with investigators on appropriate statistical approaches to data analyses; assist in study design and proposal development.
  • Mentor collaborators in areas of experimental design, quality control, and statistical analysis
  • Develop oral and written dissemination of findings for conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Oversee lower-level staff on issues related to quality control and creation of analysis files.
  • Comply with all institute policies and SOPs as well as regulatory requirements for the programming, analysis and reporting of research projects (e.g. FDA, EMEA, TGA etc)
* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Strong background in machine learning, biostatistics and bioinformatics
  • Experience with analysis of sequencing data
  • Manipulation and analyses of complex high-dimensional data
  • Demonstrated ability to implement machine learning models in scalable format for broad applicability
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience performing biostatistical analyses, including categorical, longitudinal and survival data; SAS, STATA, and/or R programming; technical/scientific writing for medical publications to describe results and statistical methods required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field and at least 3 years of experience.

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.
  • Demonstrated excellence in at least one area of expertise, which may include coordinating studies; statistical methodology such as missing data, survival analysis, statistical genetics, or informatics; statistical computing; database design (e.g., expertise in RedCAP or MySQL); graphical techniques (e.g., expertise in Illustrator).

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.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Job Family: Information Analytics
Job Series: Biostatistician
Job Code: 5522
Grade: I
Exemption: Exempt
Schedule: Full-time


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Location: School of Medicine, California, United States
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To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

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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