Biostatistician

Location
Connecticut, United States
Posted
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2018
Ref
51985BR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Position Focus:

The position develops analytic plans and conducts statistical analysis in support of research projects for multiple clinical and epidemiology studies of cardiovascular outcomes research. Investigates, analyzes and evaluates complex statistical and programming problems.

Essential Duties

  1. Evaluates and analyzes data using accepted statistical and biostatistical techniques.
  2. Investigates, analyzes, and evaluates complex statistical and programming problems. Determines proper methodology, testing standards, and evaluation processes for research projects. Recommends and develops statistical approaches for use in analyses.
  3. Prepares analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicates with clients regarding statistical analysis issues.
  4. In collaboration with research investigators, contributes to the design of research studies, develops analytical plans, conducts statistical analysis and interpret the results.
  5. Ensures the integrity of databases used in analyses through development of essential data cleaning and checks, and data back-ups.
  6. Plans statistical programming activities and schedules to provide investigators with time frames for projects.
  7. Recommends and develops statistical approaches by testing and prototyping.
  8. Organizes and creates documents and tables related to datasets; communicates with data sources about data accuracy and data dictionary.
  9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Two years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent analytical programming skills and modeling ability.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, STATA, R, WinBUGS.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to be careful and thorough and at the same being adaptable and innovative in conducting statistical analysis.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to have excellent communication skills and work well in a team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in the evaluation of healthcare claims data, experience with healthcare data, particularly claims data highly preferred.

Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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