Senior Statistician - Ophthalmology

UCLA Health

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Under the direction of the Department of Ophthalmology Chair and Director of Stein Eye Institute, this position is for a full-time database manager and programmer with advanced skills in statistical analysis. Responsible for new program development, maintaining PC-based clinical databases, collecting, analyzing and interpreting new data, installing and maintaining computer software, designing graphics, supporting and teaching users, and participating in clinical research. In-depth knowledge and understanding of statistical analysis and design techniques to support research projects.

This position will also train post-doctorates, graduate researchers and research fellows in system analysis and design techniques, machine approach (automating procedures), programming (STATA, R), time estimation and scheduling. May also oversee projects that include devising strategies and managing polices, processes and resources. Responsible for preparing reports and tables to interpret and communicate data and results. This position will work side-by-side, collaborating with the Director and Principal Senior Statistician of the Center for Community Outreach and Policy.


  • Ability to train, manage, and monitor research staff Advanced skills in project management.
  • Ability to lead a project team Ability to evaluate alternative solutions and develop new plans for projects
  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously and with flexibility
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions, organize projects and keep principals informed and changing deadlines and/or priorities with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate complex information effectively and interact with physicians, researchers, and staff.
  • Working knowledge of Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems.
  • Ability to learn new applications quickly and independently and teach others. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and a graphics program such as CorelDraw or Adobe Photoshop.
  • Supervisory skills to be able to assist post-doctorates, graduate, and research fellows participating in glaucoma research projects and the ability and temperament to educate them on how to use features of software programs to accomplish their tasks.
  • Detailed knowledge of high level programming languages (C#, Java, Perl, Python) Detailed knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and Design techniques and how to apply them in practice Detailed knowledge of web programming, including, but not limited to: PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS Detailed knowledge of web standards to produce well-structured, secure, and accessible web applications.
  • Experience developing applications with relational database and data access; SQL. Ability to write code that is easily maintainable, and meets user and departmental specifications.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in research function, statistical analysis and consultation
  • Working knowledge of open-source web application Jupyter Notebooks Detailed knowledge of statistical programming languages (R, STATA)
  • Any of the following is a plus: familiarity with the basic terminology of Ophthalmology and the devices used to collect clinical data about glaucoma, previous publications, knowledge of EndNotes, FileMaker Pro, or Adobe Acrobat, knowledge of artificial intelligence, neural networks, or fuzzy logic.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively to recommend new steps or solutions to research projects Preferred Previous clinical research experience.

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