Emory

Senior Biostatistician

Job Number
61438
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Division
School Of Public Health
Department
SPH: Biostatistics
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Laboratory
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location
US-GA-Atlanta

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Description

Seeking a highly motivated statistician with experience in Biostatistics to join an interdisciplinary collaborative research group with investigators from a wide range of backgrounds including psychology, epidemiology, cardiology, rheumatology, neurology and geriatrics. 

 

Projects combine psychosocial exposures with ambulatory physiological outcomes.

 

The candidate will work on NIH-funded projects managing and maintaining databases and analyzing longitudinal data from multiple sources (surveys collected via Survey Gizmo, ultrasound readings, 48-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitors, activity spaces, etc…) designed to examine the impact of social stressors on vascular aging in healthy women and women with lupus.

 

The candidate will also help prepare scientific presentations and manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods.
  • Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses.
  • Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems.
  • Keeps abreast of the latest statistical modeling and computing tools.
  • Participates in the development and selection of appropriate statistical methods and tests, sample size calculations and creation of randomization schedules.
  • Prepares statistical method sections for inclusion in study protocols.
  • Reviews the design and content of database designs and data edit checks.
  • Develops and validates SAS programs to support statistical analyses.
  • Provides interpretations of statistical results and prepares the relevant statistical sections for study reports.
  • Creates and maintains biostatistical documentation, including descriptions of methods, SAS programs and results.
  • Prepares electronic files using appropriate formats for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Participates in the development of standardization procedures for statistical functions.
  • Reviews and audits statistical analysis plans, SAS programs, and statistical reports including tables, listings, and figures.
  • Provides guidance to more junior biostatisticians.
  • Evaluates and proposes new statistical methods for data analysis.
  • Assigns and monitors activities of other project personnel.
  • Assist in setting priorities of work to be done.
  • Provides support and serves as a resource to biostatisticians, programmers, and data analysts.
  • Participates in training of less senior biostatisticians and other team members.
  • Provides input into the evaluation of their team members.
  • Reviews and helps prepare statistical and database management sections of NIH grant applications and other externally supported proposals prior to submission.
  • Writes statistical methods section of manuscripts for publication.
  • Writes and/or revises quantitative, epidemiologic, and medical sections of manuscripts. Helps estimate budgets for biostatistical support for larger, more involved clinical studies (NIH program project grants, multicenter clinical trials, etc.).
  • Monitors data collection, institutes procedures to assure data quality and guarantees study protocols are followed appropriately.
  • Performs related responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and three years of experience as a biostatistician, preferably in an academic setting, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Proficiency in modern high-level statistical languages such as S-PLUS or SAS and in database management.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience managing complex data is preferred
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance is desired
  • Data collection is ongoing so attention to detail with respect to data management, merging, and coding is desired
  • Ability to perform data management to retrieve, clean and organize data for analysis in statistical software (SAS, R) prior to the analysis stage is desired
  • Thorough documentation of data code and analysis is desired
  • Regular presentations in team meetings
  • Perform collaborative analyses with Epidemiology Master of Public Health and doctoral students

 

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home temporarily during the COVID-19 pandemic, with intent to return to an Emory University location in the future. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

 

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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404-727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).
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