1. Evaluates and analyzes data using accepted statistical and biostatistical techniques. 2. Investigates, analyzes, and evaluates complex statistical and programming problems. Determines proper methodology, testing standards, and evaluation processes for research projects. Recommends and develops statistical approaches for use in analyses. 3. Prepares analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis files, consistency checks, tables, and figures; communicates with clients regarding statistical analysis issues. 4. In collaboration with research investigators, contributes to the design of research studies, develops analytical plans, conducts statistical analysis and interpret the results. 5. Ensures the integrity of databases used in analyses through development of essential data cleaning and checks, and data back-ups. 6. Plans statistical programming activities and schedules to provide investigators with time frames for projects. 7. Recommends and develops statistical approaches by testing and prototyping. 8. Organizes and creates documents and tables related to datasets; communicates with data sources about data accuracy and data dictionary. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred Education: PhD in Bioinformatics, Physics, Statistics or related field. At least two years of related work experience in a related sector.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: PhD in Bioinformatics, Physics, Statistics or related field. At least two years of related work experience in a related sector.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent programming skills (R or Python, Linux shell scripting).
Posting Position Title: Biostatistician
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects to ensure their quality and on-time delivery. Ability to multitask and work to tight timelines.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Bioinformatician
Required Skill/ability 1: Proven proficiency in high throughput sequence data analysis and developing workflows for genomic (DNA and transcriptome) sequencing data.
Required Skill/ability 4: Proficiency with high performance computing.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated critical thinking skills and familiarity with statistics (e.g. statistical distributions, significance tests, basic inference), and ability to apply them to diagnose and correct problems with pipeline implementations or downstream analyses.
Masters Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or relevant field. Two years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.