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Yale University

New Haven, United States

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Statistician needed to assist faculty from the Yale Center for Analytic Sciences (YCAS) collaborative core in the delivery of statistical, biostatistical/epidemiologic support to clinical investigators at the Yale School of Medicine and Veteran Affairs of West Haven.

Essential Duties of Position:

  • Interact with the YCAS collaborative team to provide biostatistical and epidemiologic support to clinical investigators from the Yale School of Medicine and Veteran Affairs of West Haven from the hypothesis generation phase through the dissemination of results.
  • Independently carry out analyses for many types of data and types of studies including clinical trials and biomarker studies.
  • Extract research data from customizable web-based clinical trials database system such as OnCore, RedCap and EDC, merge files and prepare data for analysis.
  • Prepare written reports that summarize the analysis of research data, interpret the findings and provide conclusions and recommendations.
  • Provide biostatistical consultations and assistance to faculty and others.
  • Meet with investigators to assess data management/statistical needs.
  • Assist Biostatistics team and investigators in the review/preparation of research protocols, grants and manuscripts for multiple projects (i.e. provide input on study design, data collection, the formulation and description of appropriate statistical methods, sample size requirements and best research methods).
  • Work on several projects concurrently.
  • Perform power calculations and draft written descriptions for grants, protocols and manuscripts.
  • Assist in the training of faculty in the principles of biostatistics and study design through lectures, workshops and one-on-one interactions.

Essential Duties

1. Performs a variety of duties involving the application of statistical skills to the design of research studies. Works as a member of a research team/study team to provide appropriate statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of studies.

2. Participates in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data.

3. Operates one or more systems of computer hardware and statistical analysis software for the management and analysis of data. Evaluates the statistical methods and procedures used to obtain data to ensure validity, applicability, efficiency, and accuracy.

4. Analyzes and interprets statistical data to identify significant differences in relationships among sources of information.

5. Processes large amounts of data for statistical modeling and graphic analysis, using computers.

6. Investigates, evaluates and prepares reports on applicability, efficiency, and accuracy of statistical methods used in obtaining and evaluation data.

7. Participates in the preparation of written and oral presentations that summarize the analysis of data, interprets the finding and provides conclusions and recommendations.

8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1: Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required Skill/Ability 2: Excellent organization skills with the ability to multi-task by setting working priorities among a number of conflicting demands.

Required Skill/Ability 3: Ability to work in a collaborative environment with the Biostatistics team and clinical investigators having differing quantitative and clinical backgrounds.

Required Skill/Ability 4: Ability to write, discuss and present the statistical aspects of studies with Biostatistics team and clinical investigators.

Required Skill/Ability 5: Experience using SAS Programming.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience with the following programs: R, STATA, or SPSS.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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