Under the leadership of Cardiac Surgery Chair, Dr. Joanna Chikwe, as a Research Biostatistician II, you will perform general biostatistical analysis and provides analytical support for projects and interacts with investigators to identify research problems and apply appropriate programming methods. You will manage and analyze clinical and outcomes data including loading and querying data from various surgery databases and transform and merge multilevel data into user-friendly formats. He/she will provide data analysis, preliminary interpretation of the data, and reports of the results for possible publications. You will also work with biostatistical and bioinformatics personnel and resources to determine future needs and help to develop tools and pipelines as necessary to keep pace with rapid advances in technology.
Will demonstrate initiative and continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the Smidt Heart Institute, and adhere to the Cedars-Sinai compliance plan, code of conduct, and hospital and departmental policies and procedures. He/she may serve as a preceptor for students and should have experience in data analyses, statistical programming, and data management, and be highly motivated and able to learn new analytical skills. May be responsible for the following activities: cleaning and analyzing large databases of patient data; contributing to the preparation and presentation of research results in the form of oral presentation at meetings and conferences and in the form of publications; and, coordinating collaborative research activities with investigators within other departments and at other institutions across the U.S. and other countries around the world.
Essential job duties and responsibilities:
Provides general bioinformatics analysis support for clinical data analysis as well as analysis of omics data.
Summarizes data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and makes preliminary interpretations of the data.
Develop, test, and maintain modular programming pipelines for clinical, biomarker, and outcomes data.
Manages data including loading and querying data from database systems, and transforming data to the necessary formats.
Familiar with medical terminologies and biostatistical and bioinformatics resources.
Ready to provide solutions for investigator's problems through data mining, extraction, and analyses.
Identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant analytical methods by reviewing pertinent literature.
Assists or collaborate in preparation of grant proposals, publications, and presentations.
Educates others about biostatistics through mentoring of and teaching colleagues, investigators, fellows, and graduate students.
Masters or Doctoral Degree in Statistics or Epidemiology or other relevant field
2-3 years in a biomedical research environment.
Programming experience in SAS, STATA, and/or R
Working Title: Biostatistician II - Smidt Heart Institute - Chikwe Lab
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