Statistical Analyst B

Pennsylvania, United States
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 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

This position in the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core at the Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) will provide data management and statistical support to biomedical research projects at the ACC including, but not limited to, clinical trials, observational studies and analysis of EHRs, claims and registry data. This position will:  assist study investigators in the areas of protocol development, study design, analysis plan, sample size / power calculations, and interpretation of study data; develop, design and write new and/or revised statistical programs and modeling based on requirements of ongoing research projects; conduct and interpret analyses of research data using descriptive statistics, basic inferential tests, and advanced statistical procedures; evaluate and ensure statistical integrity, accuracy and validity of research data; compiles results and provides statistical summaries and reports to principal investigators; assist with grant proposal preparation in study design, sample size calculations, and development of statistical analysis plans; assist with preparation of journal articles, technical reports and other materials for publication and presentation; manage biomedical databases for assigned research projects; read and review appropriate biomedical and statistical papers; and attend project meetings. In addition, this person will become a staff member in the newly established Center for Cancer Data Science (CCDS) and will assist CCDS faculty members in providing data management and data analysis support to funded research projects.

Position is contingent upon funding.


Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related quantitative field with considerable knowledge and command of at least one of the following programming languages: SAS, or R required. At least two years’ experience as a biostatistician in managing large datasets and in utilizing statistical software packages required; experience preparing grant applications and writing research reports preferred. Additional coursework in epidemiology, public health, biology or medicine considered a plus.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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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