SENIOR BIOSTATISTICIAN

Department of Global Health, UW


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  • Seattle, WA
    Department of Global Health, UW
    Aug 27, 2018

SENIOR BIOSTATISTICIAN

Req #:

156988

Department:

Global Health: Intern’l Clinical Research Center

Job Location:

Downtown Seattle

Posting Date:

08/23/2018 

Closing Info:

Open Until Filled 

Salary:

Salary is commensurate with experience and education 

Shift:

First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. 

The Department of Global Health was established in 2007, bridging the schools of Medicine and Public Health, with a mandate to harness the expertise and interdisciplinary power of all UW schools and colleges. Our mission is to improve health for all through research, education, training, and service; to understand and address the causes of disease and health inequities at multiple levels; and to collaborate with partners to develop and sustain locally-led, quality health systems, programs and policies. Driven by tremendous interest among both students and faculty, the Department has grown explosively to more than 400 graduate students and hundreds more undergraduates. We have more than 380 faculty and 1,000 staff working on projects across 130 countries with our deepest ties in United States, Kenya, Uganda, Peru, Mozambique, India, South Africa, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nicaragua. 

At the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. The Department recognizes that disparities in health around the globe stem from inequity.  The Department encourages and supports the multiple identities of staff, faculty and students including, but not limited to, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, language, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, culture, spiritual practice, geography, mental and physical disability and age.  The Department strives to become a local, national, and international leader in developing and maintaining increased representation and recognition of each of these dimensions of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. 

The ICRC has an outstanding opportunity for a Biostatistics Programming Technical Manager to provide statistical consulting, reporting, and analysis, and oversee the management, reporting, and statistical analysis of study laboratory and clinical datasets for research studies as part of a statistical team. This position will be responsible for statistical study planning, data management, programming and statistical analyses for clinical trials and observational research studies for pressing global health concerns such as the prevention of HIV, improving health of HIV-positive people, immunologic, genetic, and virologic cofactors in HIV acquisition, and/or prevention of parasitic infections. It will involve supervising other members of the statistical team. 

The position demands understanding of clinical trial and other study designs, data collection and data management, statistical analysis, and research milestones in a rapidly changing environment. As a leader within the statistical team, it requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to lead a team, exercising independent judgment and managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment. 

The Technical Manager will work directly with the research team of ICRC investigators and international collaborators as well as members of the statistical team, and reports to the director of the ICRC statistical team. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The position will provide independent statistical consulting and oversight of data management and analysis to support study operations, scientific grants and publications for ICRC studies. 

Team Leadership 
• Contribute to a capable, self-motivated statistical team 
• Support the team director, including but not limited to overseeing and developing specific systems and team guidelines. 
• Supervise members of the statistical team. 
• Manage requests regarding data management, reporting, and analysis by priority and assign resources. 
• Partner with investigators and collaborators to achieve study and research objectives. 

Statistical Leadership 
• Partner with research investigators, faculty, staff, and students to plan research studies and statistical analyses for a variety of study designs and study complexities. 
• Independently provide statistical leadership including expert statistical guidance in response to research study needs, including but not limited to: study design and statistical analysis planning, review of study protocol, issues arising during the study, defining and refining analysis work using appropriate statistical methods, interpretation of statistical processes, assumptions and results, and reporting methods and results. 
• Oversee analysis work to ensure provision of accurate and timely data analysis plans and execution in support of investigator research and publication. 
• Support faculty by providing statistical consulting expertise to students. 

Data Management Leadership 
• Oversee the quality control and management of databases for laboratory and clinical data. 
• Ensure timely and accurate provision of responses to investigator data queries. 
• Coordinate generation of Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) reports 
• Ensure documentation of end of study and archived datasets 
• Ensure documentation of data storage and handling procedures 
• Lead corrective action plans and troubleshoot as necessary. 
• Advise on appropriate data collection tools and database design. 
• Maintain a proactive and forward-thinking approach to data management and report generation. 

Statistical Analysis 
• Partner with research investigators and faculty to define, refine and execute analysis plans and methodologies as needed to support studies, including, but not limited to, executing particularly complex statistical methodologies. 
• Independently analyze study data using appropriate statistical methods that combine multiple laboratory and clinical datasets in support of investigator research and publication. 
• Summarize and interpret the results of statistical processes and assumptions in analyses for investigators and staff. 
• Prepare tabular, graphical and statistical reports for grants and scientific papers. 
• Assist in writing papers and review them for correctness and completeness. 
• Work closely with investigators to understand project goals and execute reporting and analysis to meet project timelines. 

REQUIREMENTS: 
Master’s degree or higher in Biostatistics, Epidemiology or related field. Five or more years’ experience in data management, statistical analysis, statistical consulting or equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS 
• Proficient independent biostatistical consulting expertise 
• Proven supervisory and/or leadership skills 
• Proficient in either SAS or R statistical programming 
• Excellent analytical thinking skills 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Excellent organizational skills 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. 

DESIRED 
• Two or more years of database management experience, including database design and setup 
• Two or more years of experience with clinical trials and/or longitudinal biomedical data. 
• Two or more years of experience with laboratory biomedical information 
• Experience with implementation science studies 
• Proficient in both SAS and R statistical programming 
• Additional expertise in statistical languages (in addition to SAS and/or R) 

Conditions of Employment 
• Must be able to participate in meetings outside usual work hours to accommodate schedules of partners primarily located in Eastern United States, Europe, and in Africa. Some travel to partner sites may be requested. 

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  <b>For detailed information on Benefits for this position, <a href=”http://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/06/BAAG-Acad-Prof-Librarian.pdf“>click here</a>. </b>

 

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The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or [email protected].