The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 70 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists and staff. Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than twenty five years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), and the Influenza Research Collaboration (IRC). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines.
CBAR is looking to hire a Biostatistician II to act as a protocol statistician, collaborating directly with medical researchers with minimal supervision from senior SDAC statisticians of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), in the design, implementation, analysis and publication of national ARLG clinical trials.
The Statistical Data Analysis Center (SDAC) of the ARLG is responsible for the statistical activities of the ARLG. The primary areas of responsibility are supporting the ARLG research agenda with an infrastructure for statistics to facilitate the efficient and optimal design, conduct, interim data monitoring, analyses, and reporting of high quality clinical research studies. This is accomplished by providing an infrastructure and team of highly-experienced statisticians who are knowledgeable in aspects of infectious disease/antibacterial resistance (ID/AR), experienced with clinical research networks, and committed to collaborating with ARLG investigators in developing and managing the ARLG agenda.
Duties and responsibilities include clinical trial and observational study review; data collection forms design and review; stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming; data analysis and monitoring; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff. This position will serve on internal CBAR committees. Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Unofficial transcript from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three professional references.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of November 30, 2019.
PLEASE NOTE: This posting (Requisition #42641BR, Biostatistician II) is a Grade 57 and requires a higher level of experience than the requirements listed on Requisition #42640BR (Biostatistician I, Grade 56). Only one of these requisitions will be filled. The grade will depend on the incumbent's skills and experience.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
- Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. - 3+ years of statistical experience with multi-center clinical trials, or equivalent collaborative statistical experience.
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Unofficial transcript from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three professional references.
- Highly specialized and technical knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and principles including categorical data and censored failure time data analysis preferred; advanced computer skills and experience with major statistical computing packages preferred; effective oral and written communication skills (with the ability to effectively collaborate with study chairs, medical officers, protocol specialists and database managers) preferred; familiarity with medical terminology preferred.
- Experience with independently analyzing data from clinical trials using standard statistical techniques preferred; experience contributing to the writing of manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications documenting study findings preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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