Biostatistician

Employer
University of Miami
Location
Miami, FL

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Biostatistician provides statistical support and collaborates with clinical and translation researches on the development, implementation, and analysis of data for research students. Further, the Biostatistician serves as liaison between the department and the research community.

The University of Miami has an exciting opportunity for a Biostatistician. The position is located in Miami, Florida.

The core responsibilities of the role are the following:

  • Formulates analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis of files, consistency checks, tables, and figures.

  • Communicates with clients regarding statistical analysis issues.

  • Interprets analyses and writes statistical sections of study reports.

  • Prepares results for progress reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

  • Maintains and documents studies’ databases.

  • Consults with study investigators on planning and specifying statistical analysis.

  • Provides support to resolve barriers to analysis and consults with other methodologists and statisticians.

  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Master’s Degree in relevant field

Experience:

Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Preferred experience with the following:

  • Generalized estimating equations

  • Linear and non-linear mixed models

  • Bland-Altman analyses

  • Kaplan-Meier and Cox regression survival analyses

  • Analysis of randomized clinical trial data

  • Data safety monitoring committee analyses

  • Big Data analyses

  • Programming within statistical packages.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

  • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

Department Specific Functions

Participates as a member of research teams with clinical and basic researchers well as the residents, fellows, and research trainees in the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Department of Ophthalmology. Designs and executes statistical analyses of laboratory, animal, and clinical research data with statistical packages such as SPSS, SAS, etc. Evaluates, interprets, and summarizes the results of statistical analyses. Assists in the preparation of manuscripts for publication, including writing the statistical analysis sections and reviewing the Methods and Results sections. Assists in the preparation of abstracts and presentations for academic conferences. Evaluate the feasibility of research projects and assist researchers in all aspects of research planning and implementation including, but not limited to, sample size estimation and preparation of statistical analysis sections of IRB, IACUC, and human subjects/vertebrate animal sections of grant applications. Supervise other biostatistics staff members on projects. Produce randomization schedules, case-control selection, and identify relevant variables to be documented. Support research activities at the University and work under the direction of a principal investigator or program director. Participate in basic and applied research activities including co-authoring scientific publications, technical and agency reports, and/or patent applications in collaboration with other researchers. Participate in the planning, implementation, and data analysis of IRIS Registry projects as a member of the BPEI IRIS Registry Analytic Center Consortium team. Learn and implement new biostatical analytic methods.

Department Specific Qualifications

Education:

M.S. or Ph.D. or other masters/doctoral level degree in Biostatistics or a related field is required. An M.D, with at least a B.A./B. S. in biostatistics, may be considered. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certification may be considered.

Experience:

One year of full-time experience (preferred after the final degree) performing statistical analysis for clinical outcomes research using SAS, SPSS, or other statistical analysis software.

Position Qualifications:

Proficient English skills (both verbal and written) required.

Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Job Status:

Full time

Employee Type:

Staff

Pay Grade:

r7

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