Principal Biostatistician - Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

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Job Description

Doctoral-Level Biostatistician, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics


The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, a group made up of 35 doctoral and MS level biostatisticians, is expanding the recently created track of Principal Biostatistician and is seeking highly motivated and successful individuals at the doctoral level to join them at this track. The primary responsibilities of this position are to:
• Participate in collaborative research between the biostatistics group and one or more of clinical, translational and basic science groups in the institution;
• Depending on the nature of the collaboration, take full responsibility for all aspects of the collaboration, or participate along with a faculty biostatistician;
• In the context of a collaboration study, supervise the work of a MS level biostatistician.


The ideal candidate should have:
• A doctoral degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field
• Proficiency in a statistical programming language (such as SAS, Stata, and R)
• Experience of collaborative research (including creating and maintaining data files, writing application programs within a statistical software, analyzing data, interpreting the results, and contributing to manuscript writing).
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• A strong commitment to statistical collaborations with medical and basic science investigators


Please submit the following in your application (1) CV, (2) a letter outlining your interest, and (3) names/contact information of three references.  You can only include one attachment in addition to the CV, therefore, you can put the other materials in one document with your submission.



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