Biostatistician - Rollins School of Public Health

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

Job posting number: #7219849

Posted: February 21, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods.
Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses.
Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems.
Provides statistical expertise in the areas of study design and data analysis to investigators/researchers interested in conducting clinical or experimental studies.
Works effectively within a group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, database management, statistical programming, analysis of data, statistical graphics, and writing of reports which include explanations of methods used and interpretation of results obtained.
Consults with investigators to determine questions of interest and data needed to address those questions.
Determines and carries out appropriate statistical analyses.
Interprets and presents data descriptions and analysis results including the explanation of statistical techniques used, the assumptions made and the generalization of results.
Documents methods and results through preparation of interdepartmental memoranda and reports.
Performs related responsibilities as assigned.
ADDITIONAL JOB DETAILS:

Clean and compile, document, and maintain data repositories with data dictionaries and meta-data.
Support efforts to ensure that data standards are developed, and perform data harmonization tasks. Ensure that uses of data through reports and queries are accurate.
Work with onsite or field-based counterparts to coordinate consistent implementation of data quality control measures, provision of access to the central data repositories, and creation of custom analytic datasets
Support submissions of data use agreements to research partners and protocols to Institutional Review Boards.
Plan, coordinate, and carry out statistical analyses of research projects.
Provide explanations of analysis methods, assumptions made, and assists in interpretation of results and implications therein.
Co-author research papers and manuscripts for publication and collaborate in the development of posters and data presentations at conferences and workshops.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and two years related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Excellent working knowledge of SAS or R.
Familiarity with high performance computing environments.
Demonstrated ability in organization, documentation, and maintenance of large research project datasets.
Familiarity with epidemiology and biostatistics methods, especially experience with regression techniques for survival, longitudinal and count outcomes.
Familiarity with predictive modeling techniques, including machine learning and clustering algorithms.
Experience contributing data analysis to manuscripts and reports to funding agencies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, particularly in an interdisciplinary setting.
NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.




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