The Statistical Analyst partners with clients to design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions regarding data management and analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, data analysis and management reporting. Utilizes software to generate metrics and devealops actionable recommendations. Collaborates with various function teams such as marketing, research, and IT to achieve business results.
The Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC) of the Feinberg School of Medicine (FSM) is currently recruiting a biostatistician to join a highly collegial academic environment in an expanding Division of Biostatistics in FSM's Department of Preventive Medicine. Responsibilities will include collaboration with biostatistics faculty and research investigators on the analysis of clinical, epidemiological, and basic science projects under the direction of a doctoral-level biostatistician (faculty). Partners with investigators and faculty biostatisticians to design, develop, implement and maintain solutions regarding data management and statistical analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, and data analysis. Duties include importing data, selecting appropriate statistical methods, conducting and summarizing analyses, and preparing tables and figures for presentations and publications. Projects include both short term collaborations and long term research efforts. Specific opportunities for collaborations are with: (1) the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; and (2) the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies, which is an academic and technical hub for interdisciplinary research on Behavioral Intervention Technologies.
- Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
- Provides consultation to customers on appropriate data management, methodological issues and statistical analyses.
- Assists in development of statistical analysis plans
- Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology
- Maintains study databases; runs ad hoc queries and analyses
- Cleans and organizes data in preparation for analysis
- Prepares and edits data summaries on a weekly basis
- Help interpret results and write reports; prepares tables, figures, and graphs for publications and presentations
- Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex statistical analysis.
- Determines data structure for local datasets.
- Develops and documents standards for data quality and regulatory compliance pertaining to reporting.
- Perform range, logic and consistency checks, reporting errors when necessary
- Prepare analysis programs and reports to monitor data accrual and quality
Performs other duties as assigned.
- Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
- 4 years data analysis/report writing or similar experience required.
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- Infrastructure (extends across applications): Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
- Compliance: HIPAA, IRB
- Analytical: Critical thinking, Data Modeling, database design/data structure, debugging, decision making, judgment, problem solving.
- Project: Code documentation, collaboration and teamwork, organizational skills, planning, workflow development and documentation
- Proficiency with Stata in addition to R and SAS
- Proficiency in REDCap – preferred but not required
- Proficiency in database design – preferred but not required
- Proficiency in R markdown, knitR, or LaTex – preferred, but not required
- Knowledge of medical/institutional research procedures
- Experience with Github- preferred but not required
- Master’s degree in biostatistics or statistics; or equivalent level of education or experience
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
- Communicates effectively one-to-one, or in small groups.
- Strong organization and problem solving skills
- Commitment to writing clean, well-documented code
- Ability to work independently to efficiently accomplish specific responsibilities
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.