Assistant Professor

Position Summary

Consults with investigators to develop analytic plans, assists in protocol design, and conducts statistical analyses . Collaborates in grants and manuscripts . Oversees programming staff and M.S . Biostatisticians . Conducts methodological research .

Position Accountabilities

The following are essential job accountabilities:

Serves as primary consulting Biostatistician for an assigned area of research and group of investigators . [1], [4]

Functions as team leader to coordinate and guide the design, quality control, analysis and reporting of research protocols within the Medical Center and the Beckman Research Institute . [2], [4]

Collaborates in grants by assisting in the preparation of grant submissions and serving as co-investigator . [2], [4]

Prepares summary reports of results and analytic methods, including tabular and graphic displays of data . [2], [4]

Programs statistical analyses using statistical software packages . [2], [4]

Maintains department records, reports, and files as required . [5]

Collaborates with department personnel on research projects, relating statistical methods to medical or biological sciences . [2], [4]

Participates in the development and improvement of the computer system and oversees activity related to data entry . [2], [4]

Conducts internal research on statistical or clinical trial methods related to medical and biological sciences, and submits work for publication/presentation . [2], [4]

Gives presentations of collaborative and methodological research at professional meetings and at invited seminars . [2], [4]

Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, attending inservice meetings, and workshops . [4], [5]

Attends meetings as required . [2]

Follows established City of Hope and department policies, procedures, objectives, performance improvement, attendance, safety, environmental, and infection control guidelines. Practices a high level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality. [5]

The following job accountabilities may be reassigned:

Performs special projects as assigned by management .

Serves as an alternate member of the Institutional Review Board .

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

[1] The performance of this function is the reason that the job exists.

[2] There are limited employees among whom the performance of this function can be distributed.

[3] This function occupies a great deal of the employee’s time

[4] This function is highly specialized. Employees are hired for the skill/ability to perform this.

[5] Failure to perform this function may have serious consequences.

[8] Exposure to blood borne pathogens that requires use of personal protective equipment.


Position Qualifications

Minimum Education

Doctorate (Ph.D.)

Minimum Experience

Two to three years experience in biostatistical consulting and analysis

Requirements: Other

Strong knowledge of statistical software packages including Statistical Analysis System and BMDP

Experience: Other

Ability to lead projects

Preferred Field of Expertise

Biostatistics or Statistics

Skills: Other

Foster and promote a positive image and professional appearance

Aptitude: Req./Pref.

Compose letters/memorandums

Prepare reports

Troubleshoot problems

Machines/Equip: Req./Pref.


Personal computer

Computer peripheral equipment

Working / Environmental Conditions

Atmosphere and environment associated with an office setting

Occasionally subjected to irregular hours

Occasional travel required

Frequent pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries

Physical Demands

Moderate physical effort (lift/carry up to 25 lbs.)

Mostly sedentary work

Occasional standing/walking


Excellent oral/written communication and organizational skills

About City of Hope

City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 4000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

City of Hope strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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