The Biostatistician will work as a member of a clinical research program to: perform statistical analyses for publications, presentations & grant submissions; provide statistical consultation for PI, co-investigators & other staff; and oversee data management activities including completion of data collection, entry and editing, maintainence of data quality using error reports, and preparation of data sets for analysis.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Prepare and write detailed analysis plans and specifications for grants, analyses, & papers for publication.
Provide research design guidance to study investigators & consultants as well as assist in the development of questionnaires by making recommendations regarding data collection procedures & database structures.
Oversee & prepare datasets for analysis, including calculation of variables & cleaning of data.
Perform & document analyses on large, complex datasets, using STATA, R, SAS, and/or SPSS.
Interpret analyses & writes statistical sections of study reports, scientific abstracts and manuscripts.
Produce tables & graphs in publication-quality form, & present results to senior investigators.
Present & disseminate information & data analyses at scientific conferences and seminars.
Provide training, assistance, and guidance to students, post-doctoral fellows & research staff on data analysis, analysis techniques, the use of the analysis system & how to work with a large, complex database.
Prepare data & analyses reports regarding the status of the database & analytical activites as well as review reports to verify data quality.
Write &execute computer programs for data management activities & data analyses.
Make suggestions or provide solutions to problems related to data management & statistical analysis.
Collaborate with and provide computing & analysis support to investigators, faculty, & graduate students.
Serves as a program reviewer & quality control checkpoint person for analyses (conducted by self or by others) and for data collection activities.
Coordinate data center activites involving the interaction with clinicians, statisticians, research assistants & support staff.
Maintain data code books and data dictionaries.
Provide PC support or assist with software purchases. Served as the intermediate contact between faculty, staff, and IT personnel.
Attend weekly status meetings and additional meetings as required for planning and review of work product.
Perform multiple tasks & other functions outside the scope of this position.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Required: Master's Degree in Biostatistics or Epidemiology, and at least one year of related experience. Demonstrated ability on significan graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Knowledge of a statistical analysis platform such as R, STATA, or SAS.
Experience using MS Access, MS Excel, and MS Word.
Experience in statistical analysis, database management & data analysis including longitudinal analysis.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities: N/A
Technical qualifications or specialized certifications:
No Certification required
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
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