Connecticut, United States
29 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Biostatistician will work as part of a project team to provide input in the design and analysis of research questions, develop analytic plans, and contribute to manuscripts and study reports. The Biostatistician will process and clean data, conduct analyses, and clearly document and disseminate findings, including potentially complex statistical and programming activities.

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, including, but not limited to generalized linear, mixed/repeated measures, survival, diagnostic tests and/or Bayesian models.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Proficiency in statistical software such as SAS, STATA, R, WinBUGS with at least some working knowledge in SAS.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to be careful and thorough and at the same time 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. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods used in the evaluation of healthcare data. Experience with clinical trial data from studies of medical devices (diagnostic and therapeutic) and drugs.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Excellent communication skills and works well in a team environment. Ability to communicate technical ideas and results to non-technical customers in written and verbal formats.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Four years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficiency in SAS. Experience with Bayesian statistics a plus.

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Background Check Requirements

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