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Biostatistician, Sr.

Employer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
55 Lake Ave North

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Be a part of the exciting research team in Emergency Medicine! You can do this by working with several NIH-funded investigators, having a targeted range of significant domains, including substance abuse, toxicology, suicide prevention, bio-behavioral informatics, industrial engineering and process improvement, emergency ultrasound, emergency cardiology, critical care, and sepsis. 

 

Under the general direction of the department head or designee, the Senior Biostatistician will oversee the planning, design, review, programming and implementation of special information systems activities. 

Responsibilities

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS                                                

Data Collection                                               

  • Develop plan, and write statistical design, methods, and analysis for research proposals. Oversee quantitative evaluation of the resulting data.
  • Collaborate independently or as co-investigator with other biomedical investigators and assists in developing objectives, designing sampling and randomization schemes, and data collection procedures to achieve study objectives
  • Analyze data in collaboration with statistical faculty beginning with univariate and multivariate analyses such as logistic regression and factor analysis for research studies.

Leadership                                                         

  • Assume leadership responsibilities on assigned project teams, committees, working groups, and research project teams including directing and/or supervising project personnel, coordinating quality control efforts, and serving on writing teams
  • Participate the teaching of statistics topics within graduate programs
  • Serve as a scientific consultant and instructor to the Medical School in the areas of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Instruct and supervise other personnel (data entry clerks, research assistants) in data management including merging and updating existing databases.

 

Analysis/Research

  • Design statistical analysis and report generation procedures for specific research studies, and write statistical methods and results sections of reports and publications                                              
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts and abstracts including primary authorship of research papers

Studies                                                

  • Collaborate independently with biomedical researchers in designing and implementing studies, analyzing data, and publishing results from research projects
  • Interpret and present study results in collaboration with faculty members, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and project team members.

Communication                                               

  • Provide oral presentations at professional/scientific meetings, workshops, and seminar series
  • Provide tabular and written summaries of analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in project deliverables as well as media for presentation at project meetings.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other biostatistics and information technology professionals.
  • Responsible For content expertise and writing selected sections of project final reports; participates in the editing of reports; responsible for the execution and production of presentation-ready final project deliverables.
  • Participate in the oral presentation of all project findings and abstracts including participation in periodic project status meetings and presentation of final project deliverables.
Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or equivalent experience.
  • 3-5 years health-related research experience (preferably in biostatistics or epidemilogy,) participating in project management and/or relevant experience in research and evaluation projects.  This experience may be concurrent with satisfying degree requirements, but must include scientific research data analysis and database management.
  • Knowledge of PC database construction, especially MS Access Database Programming.
  • Working knowledge of current statistical packages ex. SAS, STATA, R etc.
  • Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with state and national counterparts, internal and external senior management, project team members and study participants.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct projects.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

 

Organization

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Inside Workings at UMASS Medical School

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

Mission and Culture

  • We’re serious about our mission and about our people. 
  • Real World Impact - Our people get excited about our mission of real-world impact in health sciences education, research and public service.
  • International Prominence and New Opportunities - As this institution has grown to national – and international – prominence, we’ve found new opportunities to train tomorrow’s physicians, nurses and scientists,  discover causes of and cures for disease and help improve the quality of health care.
  • Deep Commitment - With our clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, and our other teaching affiliates, we share a deep commitment to national distinction in patient care.
  • Valued Partnerships – UMMS partners with Commonwealth Medicine, the health care consulting arm of UMMS. Also, UMMS partners with MassBiologics in scientific collaborations, technology management and creating partnerships for the development of products for the benefit of patients.  These valued partnerships help us to provide services and programs to help meet our needs at UMMS and the public.
  • Proud Contributors - People at UMMS enjoy the feeling of going to work every day knowing what they do is truly important and worthwhile.
  • Complementary and Inseparable - These varied parts of our mission and culture are complementary and inseparable.                 

Careers

UMMS, the state’s first and only public academic health sciences center, educates physicians, scientists and advanced practice nurses to heal, discover, teach and care, with compassion.  UMMS is a world-class institution with opportunities to match. 

Competitive Compensation – UMMS offers salaries that are competitive with Worcester-area employers. When combined with our generous benefits, perks, and paid time off, many job seekers are surprised to find a total rewards package that matches or exceeds their current situation.

Targeted Hiring Process – At UMMS, there are actually multiple hiring processes for different segments of our workforce.  In nearly all cases, UMMS hiring process is decentralized, with qualified candidates screened and referred to an academic officer or manager with hiring authority.

24/7 Access to Employment Opportunities – iCIMS is our online job search and application system.  iCIMS is available 24/7 to provide you with a convenient and up-to-date view of the available employment opportunities across our campuses. Updates are made daily and include all faculty and non-faculty position listings from every school and department within the UMMS. When you identify a position you are interested in and qualified for, apply online. New opportunities become available frequently so it pays to check back often!

Benefits

With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, UMMS may be exactly the employer you’ve been looking for.

• Superior Benefits - UMMS offers a wide range of benefits and perks that invite comparison with the best employers in the Worcester area – and with academic institutions anywhere. UMMS provides superior medical and dental coverage for you and your family, fully funded retirement plans, generous time off, a Tuition Assistance Plan – and much more.

• People Centered - UMMS is an employer, but it is also a community. Its comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans, and even paid holidays reflect an institution built around people, with a deep respect for their differences and needs.

• Commitment to Healthy Living - UMMS provides resources to help you balance work and life and encourages healthy living through great programs and discounts for fitness, physical activity, weight management, nutritional counseling and general wellness available through our health insurance plans.

• Breadth of Offerings - Above all, the breadth of UMMS offerings set the School apart and makes it an environment favored by all sorts of smart, career-savvy people.

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As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Online - To view all job opportunities and apply online, visit www.umassmed.edu/hr and click on the “Careers” tab.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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