Junior Biostatistician

Pennsylvania United States
11 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education. http://www.med.upenn.edu/

This position will work with faculty biostatisticians and faculty investigators within the Perelman School of Medicine, as well as select investigators outside of Penn, such as the Philadelphia Department of Health, who are part of the Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). The duties of this position include: working on several epidemiologic and other collaborative scientific data analysis projects, producing preliminary results as needed; working with faculty biostatisticians to identify and conduct appropriate statistical analyses, including interpretation, presentation and explanation of statistical techniques used, and assumptions made; implementing customized statistical analyses using existing tools with and without modifications; generating tables and figures for manuscripts, grant proposals and other reports; communicating with scientific collaborators and faculty biostatisticians to understand the results as well as the data elements and the needs for data cleaning, including prioritizing and implementing data cleaning steps; preparing analysis datasets for manuscripts and other purposes, including pulling data from multiple datasets, adding appropriate labels and formats and structuring data properly for analysis; documenting programs; writing up methods and results. Some statistical programming support to support other statistical research activities may be required.

  • The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or related field and 3 to 5 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in statistical programs such as R, SAS, Stata, etc. is also needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills required.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills.
  • Ability to import/export data into or from various formats into standard statistical software. Ability to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.