Statistical Analyst

California, United States
14 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Code: 4751
Grade: G

The Department of Biomedical Data Science at Stanford University is seeking a Research Data Analyst 1 to assist in research projects of developing statistical models for predicting the cancer recurrence risk using gene expression information. The specific tasks include collecting relevant data, organizing and cleaning database, performing statistical analysis for model building and evaluation and reporting the results. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the analyst will perform aforementioned tasks and report the progress regularly. 

Duties include:

  • Collect, manage and clean datasets.
  • Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
  • Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
  • Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
  • Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
  • Collaborate with faculty and research staff on implementing new analysis methods.
  • Other duties may also be assigned


  • Bachelor degree at Statistics, Bioinformatics or Computer Science. 
  • Programming experience with R and python.
  • Experience in organizing and analyzing real world data is preferred.  
  • Programming experience implementing AI and machine learning is a plus.  


  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.


  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.


  • Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand.
  • 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.


Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.


  • 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,