Biostatistician 2

California, United States
Saturday, 29 June 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Evaluation Sciences Unit (ESU) in the Stanford Department of Medicine, Division of Primary Care and Population Health, is seeking a Biostatistician 2 to consult with investigators, refine research questions, define hypotheses, design studies and devise analysis plans. The vision of the ESU is to inform the delivery of high quality, coordinated, patient/family-centered care through embedded health care delivery research. Most of our projects and studies use mixed methods. This individual will be responsible for consulting with clinicians, quantitative data acquisition, management and analysis. They will work with clinicians and senior statistician(s) to implement analysis plans and publish findings. Duties also include presenting results orally to clinical investigators. This person will also provide guidance to clinical investigators on design and analysis issues.

Applicants should have at minimum a Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research or similar with 2 years post-degree analytic experience.

Duties include:

  • 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.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Content expertise in any of the following areas of health care: hospital care, primary care, cancer care, or palliative care.
  • Health services research experience
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with either medical data or claims data.
  • Two years of post-Master’s experience


  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field and three years of experience.


  • 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).


  • 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,

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 5522
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: I