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The Stanford-Surgery Policy Improvement Research and Education (S-SPIRE) Unit is committed to:

  • Improving the value of healthcare through research that informs policy and implementation;
  • Promoting a surgical health services research community through mentorship and collaboration;
  • Developing innovative mixed methodologies.

Our interdisciplinary team includes clinical and research faculty with expertise in implementation science, health economics, bioinformatics, and quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methodologies.

We are seeking a highly motivated, hard-working, professional biostatistician to support clinical research activities of the Department's faculty. The successful candidate will provide consultative and analytical support to members of the department and work on a wide variety of collaborative projects. The incumbent will work closely with senior-level statisticians to ensure appropriate methods are applied. This position will assist in development and completion of methodologically and statistically sound clinical and health services research.

Please visit our website for information on S-SPIRE:

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.
  • Assist with grant preparation.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • 1 or more years of experience doing collaborative biostatistics and 2 years of experience manipulating large databases desirable.
  • Previous work experience in an academic institution, or academic hospital setting preferred.

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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,


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, 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:

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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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 6/8/2033
Work Type: Full Time