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The Center for Biomedical Statistics is a recognized leader in statistical sciences and is an integral part of a department that consistently ranks among the top three in the nation. The center is based at the University of Washington, with integrated partnerships with Fred Hutch, Seattle Children's and the Institute of Translational Sciences. The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to serve as a source of expertise and a focus for training and research in the quantitative aspects of public health and medicine, and to promote the use of rigorous quantitative methods in the biomedical and public health sciences.
The Center for Biomedical Statistics (CBS) and the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) have an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Biostatistician to support and expand a collaborative consultation service for investigators from the health sciences research communities. CBS biostatisticians provide expertise in appropriate statistical methods, epidemiology, research design, and analysis. In collaboration with ITHS, CBS biostatisticians play an important, role in developing training content and presentations for research staff and faculty of all levels, and identifying key research process issues that require intensive statistical investigation.
The CBS Consult Manager is responsible for intake and triage of all consultation requests and oversight of work delegated to staff statisticians. The senior biostatistician works independently to develop statistical aspects of protocol and data analysis plans, conduct analyses and written results, and oversee or coordinate routine statistical reports. Peer to peer consultation and collaboration is an important aspect of the CBS culture. This position requires independent assessment of current and future research needs and creation of methods and operational standards to meet those needs. Hiring, training and collaborative supervision of the core's staff biostatisticians requires detailed planning that takes into account workforce availability, knowledge and fiscal considerations to support a sustainable program for the research community.
The senior biostatistician will provide focused longer-term collaboration on any number of ongoing projects that the CBS coordinates. The CBS is currently actively engaged with investigators and projects in areas such as health services, genomics, orthopedics, nephrology, pediatrics, radiology, and urology. The role of the biostatistician on such projects may range from general day-to-day consultation, to extensive statistical analysis, to collaboratively writing and publishing scientific manuscripts. The CBS also supports systems for data coordination on a number of ongoing prospective research studies and clinical trials. This biostatistician would also have opportunities to become familiar with the day-to-day conduct of operating a clinical research study.
The CBS contributes to the advancement of knowledge in public health and medicine through participation in collaborative, interdisciplinary research with over 200 million in procured funding in recent years. This position works integrally with research faculty to collaborate on quality grant submissions, and implementation and analysis of well designed, high quality clinical studies in support of knowledge dissemination on an international level.
Consultation and Collaboration:
Determine the appropriate analyses for study use: assume primary responsibility for the statistical aspects of protocol development and implementation; assist investigators in study design and specification of appropriate analyses.
Assist in the preparation and writing of grant applications and collaborative manuscripts
Analyze data on a regular or ad-hoc basis and provide an appropriate interpretation of the results
Provide sample size calculations or estimation of statistical power for research study designs
Actively participate in the development and conduct of research studies
Access and integrate data from multiple databases, including matching data records
Actively participate in research group meetings that may require travel to offsite locations
Consultation Program Management:
Conduct intake and establish scope, goals and timelines for study specific projects and oversee scope, priorities and timelines for all projects
Provide expert statistical and scientific leadership and manage unit FTE and workload distribution
Provide oversight and quality control on assigned projects;
Recruit and orient biostatisticians as needed to sustain consult service
Maintain oversight and collaborative supervision of 2-4 biostatisticians who may have primary assignments in other departments.
In collaboration with the CBS Faculty Director and the ITHS Clinical Resources Director, mange cost effectiveness and sustainability of the consult service; monitor utilization metrics and develop annual resource budget and strategic plans.
Increase awareness of consult service including one on one outreach and presentations to departments within Health Sciences
Training and Clinical Research Workforce Development:
Contribute to the creation and delivery of educational topics and courses on clinical research design and analysis appropriate for research staff.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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