Schedule (hours/days): 37.5 per week, Monday-Friday
Location: JHH 1830 Building Lupus Center
The Johns Hopkins Lupus Center in the Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine requires a Sr. Biostatistician to collaborate with investigators on research projects. Primary responsibilities include analysis and presentation of project data. S/he works with minimal direction from investigators to design, implement and manage computerized systems for analysis of complex research projects, and to prepare scientific presentations related to studies on biomarkers for lupus and lupus nephritis.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Prepare and write detailed analysis plans and specifications for grants, analyses, & papers for publication. Design tables and statistical procedures for specific research studies.
Write statistical computer programs and reviews output for consistency and quality.
Analyze data and prepares tables for interim and final reports.
Collaborate with investigators to develop objectives, designing, sampling, randomization, and data collection procedures to achieve study objectives.
Develop and apply new statistical methodologies.
Prepare analyses with general direction from investigators.
Make significant contribution of conclusive thought to publications.
Write statistical design, methods, and analysis for research proposals.
Assume significant role on research project team, e.g. serves on committees, supervises project personnel, coordinate q/c efforts.
May function in a central data center for a large department, school, or unit.
Independent, substantive contact with other internal and external investigators or study staff.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or a related scientific field. Strong quantitative skills and applied data analysis experience preferred. A minimum of three (3) years related experience required. Demonstrated ability on a significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for some experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.
Proficiency with a statistical analysis platform such as R, STATA, or SAS.
Proficiency in the goals, standards, policies and procedures and protocols of the research study, and is sensitive to the interrelationship of study participants, staff and research investigators; knows the policies and procedures of the University's research administration in relation to Human Subjects Research and IRB guidelines.
Experience in statistical analysis, database management & data analysis including longitudinal analysis.
Experience creating and managing databases in MS Access, MS SQL Server, MySQL, or Oracle RDMS.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities (optional):
Knowledge of Visual Basic.
Knowledge of SQL.
Any specific physical requirements for the job:
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
Handling by seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with the hand or hands, but without finger dexterity
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Ability to move about
Supervisory responsibility (indicate the number and type of persons supervised by incumbent): May oversee and coordinate the work of the study staff.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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