Statistician

Organisation
University of Chicago
Locations

Chicago, IL, USA

Application Deadline

The Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE) is situated within the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago Medicine. CCHE aims to eliminate all new HIV transmission events by 2041. The University of Chicago's position on the South Side makes it uniquely situated to test, treat, and prevent new HIV infections in a highly affected population. The South Side communities and majority Black suburbs connected to them to the South represents the largest contiguous Black population in the United States. By using our integrated HIV transmission elimination approaches, we are beginning to make new infections in these communities less frequent.

Job Summary

The Statistician will be responsible for analyzing cutting-edge bio-behavioral health and network epidemiological datasets, and reporting results from their analyses. The candidate will assist with the development of abstracts, posters, and presentations for local and national conferences, manuscripts, and other research outputs. The position is under the direct supervision of Dr. Anna Hotton, Research Assistant Professor, and Ellen Almirol, Manager of Data Analytics.

Responsibilities

  • Work with CCHE investigators to identify appropriate statistical methods to address research hypotheses and conducting statistical analyses accordingly.
  • Create analytic datasets by merging, cleaning, and coding data from multiple sources, including behavioral surveys, electronic health records, and public health surveillance.
  • Document source code and data management and analysis procedures.
  • Prepare tables and figures for manuscripts, abstracts, and other scientific publications.
  • Contribute to the writing of statistical methods sections for manuscripts and other publications, with opportunities for authorship available.
  • Present results of statistical analyses to researchers, colleagues, and funders, including formal presentations at conferences.
  • Participate in regular meetings with CCHE research staff and data analysts to discuss proposed analyses, share code and analytic approaches, and discuss data and/or methodological challenges as they arise.
  • Provide assistance with power calculations and proposed analytic strategies for new grant proposals.
  • May provide critical methodological evaluation of newly proposed research designs and suggest design improvements and statistical analysis plans.
  • Performs a range of activities to facilitate the design of research project and the publication of their results. Uses knowledge of statistics to help develop objectives and statistical procedures for the project.
  • Helps develop and implements new innovative procedures in the areas of data collection, quality control, presentation of results, and statistical analysis.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Education:

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Education:
  • Advanced degree.

Experience:

  • Familiarity with one or more of the following areas, including HIV/STI prevention research, epidemiologic study design, network analysis, public health surveillance, and/or clinical and social science research methods, or willingness to gain knowledge in these areas.
  • Experience working on health and/or social science research projects.
  • Experience working with longitudinal data, network data, or other clustered data structures.
  • Experience with manipulation of large databases and consolidation and synthesis of data from multiple sources.
  • Knowledge of high performance computing systems, Git and version control systems, and experience with Unix/Linux systems.

Technical Skills Or Knowledge:

  • Experience conducting data analysis with analytic software (R/Python); query design, report creation.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Access and Word.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to identify and expand knowledge of new software and analytic tools to support evolving Center needs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Work in community-based settings and program office.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

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