Statistical Associate, Department of Medicine

University of Calgary

Calgary, AB, Canada

Application Deadline

The Department of Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Statistical Associate. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator and is part of the Department of Medicine, Section of Nephrology at the University of Calgary.

The team is engaged in cutting-edge health services research in areas of chronic disease management and evaluation, including studies of drug safety and effectiveness. The groups utilize large administrative and clinical datasets. The Statistical Associate will be part of a large, established, dynamic research team that includes MSc and PhD trained statisticians and researchers.

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Accurate and timely analysis of results in accordance with project objectives and deliverables
  • Provides appropriate recommendations to team members for using applicable statistical techniques
  • Provides clear instructions and guidance on tasks when overseeing the work of others, resulting in the accurate and timely completion of the project/task at hand
  • Actively participates in conversations that engage colleagues and superiors in topic-specific conversations during scientific rounds and team meetings
  • Collaborate with team members to meet project checkpoints and accomplish team objectives
  • Consults, both independently and in collaboration with other team members, on the statistical analysis of data related to the project
  • Conduct statistical analyses including logistic regression modeling, survival analysis, and analysis of longitudinal data
  • Prepare written summaries of data analyses which include figures and tables, as needed for scientific presentations and research manuscripts.
  • Provide analytical support for research projects
  • Develop and implement advanced analytic methods
  • Develop data analysis plans and execution
  • Report and publish findings in scientific mediums (manuscripts, conference presentations, research rounds etc.)
  • Create, manage and maintain administrative and laboratory databases using SAS, STATA, or R, as required
  • Develop, manage and maintain clear database-related documentation and steps performed
  • Obtain and review literature to determine appropriate statistical techniques and other methodological considerations, as required
  • Actively engage in research team development including attendance at scientific rounds and team meetings

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Master's degree in epidemiology, health services research, or biostatistics (relevant work experience is an asset)
  • 3-5years of related experience, educational experience will be considered
  • Advanced knowledge of, and proficiency in, statistical programming languages (SAS, Stata, R) and methods
  • Familiarity with issues related to the analysis of administrative, laboratory, and medication data with application to the study of chronic disease
  • Excellent, organizational, time management, and problem solving skills
  • Exemplary interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, including manuscript preparation
  • Ability to clearly communicate and present concepts in biostatistics, health services research, and epidemiology to health researchers and team members
  • Excellent knowledge of standard system software applications (e.g. MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated commitment to accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Understanding of machine learning algorithms and AI principles
  • Working knowledge in Data Visualization tools, such as Tableau, Power BI, or equivalent
  • Advanced knowledge of database technologies such as Microsoft SQL, or No SQL databases
  • Experience in Digital Marketing, Cloud Computing, Big Data and relevant technologies is an asset

Application Deadline: June 14, 2024

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 2.

For a listing of all management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

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