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STATISTICIAN II, BARU-SSRI

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Duke University
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Duke University:

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

Position Description

Occupational Summary:

Perform a variety of technical and statistical duties involved in management and analysis of multiple large-scale datasets in conjunction with a research program in support of a statistical function.

Work Performed:

1. Manages several large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional datasets with phenotypic and genotyping information including (but not limited to such tasks as downloading, updating, maintaining original data, performing data formatting and pre-processing, and quality control procedures. 10%

2 Constructs various phenotypic and genetic data files from original datasets as required for specific subprojects including combining multiple disparate raw databases using relevant software. Assists in harmonization of various phenotypes across examinations and different studies. 10%

3. Performs basic, intermediate, and advanced level statistical analyses under minimal supervision. Generates required statistical output (e.g., tables, listings and figures) and participates in preparation of papers for publications and presentations. 40%

4. Develops own codes using relevant software (e.g., SAS, R, Matlab) and validates results in collaboration with researchers. 20%

5. Conducts analyses using advanced mathematical models developed in the research team. Assists in development of new advanced mathematical models and their implementation and dissemination in collaboration with other senior statisticians and researchers. 5%

6. Collaborates with Principal Investigator, senior researchers and statisticians regarding data management and statistical and modeling needs. Understands and complies with DataUse Agreements and other relevant regulations related to data management and analyses. 10%

7. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 5%

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel for this position.

Preferences

Ideal candidate will have Master degree with 4+ years of experience in statistical analyses of data, or PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, or directly related field with 2+ years of experience. Work requires experience in using SAS in Windows and Linux environments. A working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., R and/or Matlab) and solid command of the English language is required. Prior contribution to analysis of research projects and/or academic manuscripts (especially in genetic association and linkage analyses)is desirable. Experience in working with(and/or developing of) bioinformatics tools such as Bioconductor packages is a plus. Experience in using Medicare and other data for studying biological, pharmacological, and medical aspects of chronic aging related diseases is a plus. Knowledge of other-than-SAS statistical software (R,MATLAB) is a plus. Interest to research on aging is a plus.

Work requires experience in using SAS in Windows and Linux environments. A working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., R and/or Matlab) and solid command of the English language is required. Prior contribution to analysis of research projects and/or academic manuscripts (especially in genetic association and linkage analyses) is desirable. Experience in working with (and/or developing of) bioinformatics tools such as Bioconductor packages is a plus. Experience in using Medicare and other data for studying biological, pharmacological, and medical aspects of chronic aging related diseases is a plus. Knowledge of other-than-SAS statistical software (R, MATLAB) is a plus. Interest to research on aging is a plus.

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

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

Work requires a minimum of a Master's degree in statistics, (bio) statistics or related field and no relevant experience, or a Bachelors degree in statistics, (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

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

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob 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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Read our Diversity Profile History

Duke University was created in 1924 by James Buchanan Duke as a memorial to his father, Washington Duke. The Dukes, a Durham family that built a worldwide financial empire in the manufacture of tobacco products and developed electricity production in the Carolinas, long had been interested in Trinity College. Trinity traced its roots to 1838 in nearby Randolph County when local Methodist and Quaker communities opened Union Institute. The school, then named Trinity College, moved to Durham in 1892, where Benjamin Newton Duke served as a primary benefactor and link with the Duke family until his death in 1929. In December 1924, the provisions of indenture by Benjamin’s brother, James B. Duke, created the family philanthropic foundation, The Duke Endowment, which provided for the expansion of Trinity College into Duke University.Duke Campus

As a result of the Duke gift, Trinity underwent both physical and academic expansion. The original Durham campus became known as East Campus when it was rebuilt in stately Georgian architecture. West Campus, Gothic in style and dominated by the soaring 210-foot tower of Duke Chapel, opened in 1930. East Campus served as home of the Woman's College of Duke University until 1972, when the men's and women's undergraduate colleges merged. Both men and women undergraduates now enroll in either the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences or the Pratt School of Engineering. In 1995, East Campus became the home for all first-year students.

Duke maintains a historic affiliation with the United Methodist Church.

Home of the Blue Devils, Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.

Mission Statement

Duke Science"James B. Duke's founding Indenture of Duke University directed the members of the University to 'provide real leadership in the educational world' by choosing individuals of 'outstanding character, ability, and vision' to serve as its officers, trustees and faculty; by carefully selecting students of 'character, determination and application;' and by pursuing those areas of teaching and scholarship that would 'most help to develop our resources, increase our wisdom, and promote human happiness.'

“To these ends, the mission of Duke University is to provide a superior liberal education to undergraduate students, attending not only to their intellectual growth but also to their development as adults committed to high ethical standards and full participation as leaders in their communities; to prepare future members of the learned professions for lives of skilled and ethical service by providing excellent graduate and professional education; to advance the frontiers of knowledge and contribute boldly to the international community of scholarship; to promote an intellectual environment built on a commitment to free and open inquiry; to help those who suffer, cure disease, and promote health, through sophisticated medical research and thoughtful patient care; to provide wide ranging educational opportunities, on and beyond our campuses, for traditional students, active professionals and life-long learners using the power of information technologies; and to promote a deep appreciation for the range of human difference and potential, a sense of the obligations and rewards of citizenship, and a commitment to learning, freedom and truth.Duke Meeting

 “By pursuing these objectives with vision and integrity, Duke University seeks to engage the mind, elevate the spirit, and stimulate the best effort of all who are associated with the University; to contribute in diverse ways to the local community, the state, the nation and the world; and to attain and maintain a place of real leadership in all that we do.”

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