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Biostatistician I & II

Company Information

The Ohio State University’s Center for Biostatistics partners with collaborators in the OSU Medical Center, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the five health sciences colleges, biomedical investigators throughout the university and biomedical researchers outside the university to promote clinical, translational and laboratory science. Our goal is to improve the quality of research through close collaboration with investigators and through problem-based method development. Currently the Center for Biostatistics is comprised of over 20 MS or PhD trained biostatisticians and faculty housed within the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

Duties and Responsibilities

Biostatistician 1 and 2 to support biomedical research projects across the health sciences fields as a member of the Center for Biostatistics in the Department of Biomedical Informatics; collaborates and provides guidance to understand and determine biostatistical requirements of research projects to identify trends in statistical analysis strategies, methodology and expertise needed by principal investigators across the University; advises study investigators in the areas of protocol development, study design, analysis plan, sample size / power calculations, and interpretation of study data; develops, designs and writes new and/or revised statistical programs and modeling based on requirements of ongoing research projects; conducts and interprets analyses of research data using descriptive statistics, basic inferential tests, and advanced statistical procedures; evaluates and ensures statistical integrity, accuracy and validity of research data; identifies potential data problems and takes appropriate action to resolve issues to ensure consistent, accurate and valid conclusions; compiles results and provides statistical summaries and reports to principal investigators; supports grant proposal preparation by providing design, sample size calculations, and development of statistical analysis plans; assists with preparation of journal articles, technical reports and other materials for publication and presentation; attends and presents at relevant scientific or statistical conferences, seminars and workshops; manages and oversees biomedical databases for assigned research projects; evaluates current software and makes recommendations for upgrades or changes; seeks opportunities for involvement in statistical leadership and mentoring through teaching and supervision; plans and develops individual methodological research; assists with annual operational budget preparation; monitors expenditures; attends project meetings.

Position Qualifications

Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or other quantitative field, or an equivalent combination of education & experience required; additional coursework in epidemiology, public health, biology or medicine desired; considerable knowledge and command of at least one of the following programming languages: SAS, R, or Stata required; at least four years experience as a biostatistician required; five or more years experience in managing large data-sets and utilizing statistical software packages required; experience preparing grant applications and writing research reports preferred. Requires successful completion of a background check; Selected candidate may be requested to complete a pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

Application Instructions

Please email a CV and cover letter to biostatistics@osumc.edu. The Ohio State University is an AA/EOE.

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