Biostatistician

Stanford University

Stanford, CA, USA

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The Stanford Center for Biomedical Research (BMIR) studies how acquiring and processing information can improve health and wellness, and enhance biomedical research. As a collaborative team we: develop and evaluate computational methods for biomedical discovery and decision making; enhance clinical care and biomedical research through information management; and integrate research, training, and adoption of information technology in biomedicine.

The Hernandez-Boussard Lab is seeking a Biostatistician 1 to work closely with senior statistician(s) to manage relevant databases as necessary, design studies, devise analysis plan, create analytic files, implement analysis plan and report and publish findings. A key focus of this group's research is the application of novel methods and tools to large clinical datasets for hypothesis generation, comparative effectiveness research, and the evaluation of quality healthcare delivery.

Duties include:

  • Design study.
  • Implement protocol for quality control.
  • Create analytic files with detailed documentation.
  • Implement data analysis through statistical programming.
  • Present results for investigators using graphs and tables.
  • Summarize findings orally and in written form.
  • Participate in the preparation of papers for publication.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with national and/or large-scale datasets
  • Excellent data interpretation, writing, public speaking, and graphical presentation skills.
  • Ability to work fast and efficiently within given deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • 1-2 years of experience in managing, analyzing, and reporting on large datasets desired

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics or related field.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Proficient in at least two of R, SAS, SPSS, or STATA.
  • Skills in descriptive analysis, modeling of data, and graphic interfaces.
  • Outstanding ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently perform desk based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business cycle needs.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

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