Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Fixed
If Fixed Duration, Period: 1 year from date of hire
If Fixed Duration, is continuation possible?: No
Other Fixed Duration Date: 30-Sep-2020
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Biostatistician (23)
Work Location: Central Campus
Worksite Address: 389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Computing and Information Systems
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Working in close collaboration with Investigative team and the Senior Data Manager, the Biostatistician will manage data and conduct statistical analyses and report results to various stakeholder groups. The Biostatistician will work with a myriad of data including: administrative data from state agencies; data extracted from electronic medical records; and data collected as part of a longitudinal study. The individual in this position will, under the direction of the Senior Data Manager manage, clean and analyze data and will work with the investigators to develop the mechanisms to share results with community partners including, but not limited to reports, presentations and the development of data dashboards.
- Evaluates and analyzes data using accepted statistical and biostatistical techniques.
- 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.
- Prepares analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicates with clients regarding statistical analysis issues.
- In collaboration with research investigators, contributes to the design of research studies, develops analytical plans, conducts statistical analysis and interpret the results.
- Ensures the integrity of databases used in analyses through development of essential data cleaning and checks, and data back-ups.
- Plans statistical programming activities and schedules to provide investigators with time frames for projects.
- Recommends and develops statistical approaches by testing and prototyping.
- Organizes and creates documents and tables related to datasets; communicates with data sources about data accuracy and data dictionary.
- 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:
Highly organized, flexible and self-directed; ability to work independently and efficiently to manage multiple competing assignments within designated time frames.
Required Skill/Ability 2:
Proficient in SPSS and Excel.
Required Skill/Ability 3:
Proficiency working with administrative databases.
Required Skill/Ability 4:
Strong analytic and critical thinking skills and accuracy and attention to detail.
Required Skill/Ability 5:
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:
Minimum of three years’ experience working on funded research or evaluation studies.
Background Check Requirements
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