This individual is responsible for the statistical design and analysis of clinical and laboratory studies. Coordinates the use of standard and non-standard biostatistics or bioinformatics methodologies for the design of studies and the production of statistical analyses. Collaborates with investigators in the preparation of presentations and publications. Functions largely independently to solve problems posed by clinical and laboratory investigators with supervision by the Director of Oncology Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
Specific Duties & Responsbilities:
Consults with clinical and laboratory investigators to determine their needs with respect to statistical design of studies and proposes appropriate designs.
Recommends appropriate methodologic procedures for statistical analysis; overall descriptive statistics; exploratory data analyses, including graphs, summary statistics, and necessary transformations; and confirmatory data analyses, including statistical tests and/or models.
Performs sample size and power calculations, generates randomization schema, and writes statistical sections for research protocols and manuscripts.
Prepares written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusions.
Makes significant contributions of conclusive thought to publications
Writes statistical design, methods, and analysis sections for research proposals.
Writes computer code to evaluate study designs and to accomplish the actual statistical analyses.
Interprets and analyzes the results of statistical analyses.
Prepares interim and final reports of studies.
Discusses with colleagues, investigators, and supervisor the need for any additional analyses and/or special methodologic requirements.
Participates in regularly scheduled meetings with study investigators and team.
Prepares progress reports as needed
Participates on the Protocol Review Committee
Maintain appropriate systems for database-associated management.
Keep abreast of technical and academic resources related to statistical methodology relating to study design and analyses.
Masters degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, or related field.
Minimum of 3 years of related experience required.
Proficiency with the statistical package SAS and also experience with R programming is a plus.
Experienced in cancer clinical trials and/or other cancer-related studies including study design and data analysis preferred.
Doctoral level degree.
Minimum of 5 years strongly preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Thorough understanding of computers.
Expert knowledge of procedural-oriented statistical languages, such as SAS, Splus, R, and/or SPSS.
Knowledge of other programming languages, such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C, is helpful.
Excellent interpersonal skills in consulting with researchers and understanding their problems.
Excellent writing and verbal skills in the preparation and presentation of reports.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to details are required.
Classified Title: Sr. Biostatistician Working Title: Sr. Biostatistician Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $60,945-$83,865 (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/9:00am-5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002934-SOM Onc Biostatistics Personnel area: School of Medicine
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