Statistical Analyst A

Pennsylvania, United States
21 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
21 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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.

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Provide statistical support for biomedical research projects including statistical analyses, data cleaning, write-ups of analyses, and production of tables and graphs for manuscripts and proposals, with oversight by senior BAC team members.  Work with faculty biostatisticians and faculty investigators to develop clinical and experimental study designs and analysis plans.  Develop and document SAS programs to create analysis datasets using efficient SAS programming techniques.


  • Conduct appropriate statistical analyses for biomedical research
  • Design, develop, test, implement and document statistical programming in high-level software packages
  • Document methods and results through memoranda and reports communicating findings to project team members
  • Develop, document, and maintain analytical data files
  • Develop design and data analysis plans to support research investigations
  • Write and edit statistical methods sections of manuscripts and abstracts for presentations and publications
  • Read and review appropriate biomedical and clinical research literature

Position is contingent upon funding.


Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics or statistics and 3-5 years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with statistical methods related to clinical trials preferred. Ample experience with various programs of languages such SAS, R or STATA for prospective and retrospective projects. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to manage time effectively to manage multiple projects effectively and meet deadlines. Work to target both independently and within a team environment.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00

Affirmative Action Statement 

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.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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