Research Assistant

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
05 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 8503/J0416

Job Description

Research Assistant and Programmer
Department of Environmental Health
Boston University School of Public Health

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and detail-oriented individual with training and experience in biostatistics and/or statistical modeling for a research assistant/programmer position at Boston University School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health.

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor's degree, Masters level degree preferred, in biostatistics or related field, and proficiency with programming in R and SAS. A background or interest in epidemiology and/or environmental health sciences is preferred but not required. The main responsibilities will be to provide statistical programming for research on environmental toxicants and pediatric health outcomes. The research assistant/programmer will work closely with supervisor(s) to review data quality, support cleaning and/or management of data sets, plan and execute analytical approaches, and generate tables and figures for publications and presentations. There will be opportunity to provide input to manuscripts for publications and contribute to overall efficiency of the research group.

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on availability of funds and productivity. A complete application should include a CV, the names of 3 references, and a brief (<1 page) statement of interest and career goals.

Required Skills

1-3 years of experience and a Bachelor's Degree required. Master's Degree preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.