The Department of Pathology, Transfusion Medicine is seeking a Biostatistician to perform statistical analyses using large-scale, open access national surveys and administrative databases. Help manage and analyze laboratory, clinical, and socio-behavioral survey data provided by collaborators. Assist with the design of experiments and epidemiologic studies, communicate findings, and be involved in publication efforts.
The projects will involve study questions related to infectious diseases and transfusion medicine. Work closely with researchers at JHU, the National Institutes of Health, and collaborators at other institutions. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and committed to a common mission, a team effort, and collaborations across academia.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Consults with clinical and laboratory investigators to determine their needs with respect to analysis of data in collaboration with a member of the faculty.
Carries out appropriate methodologic procedures for statistical analysis of data; ranging from descriptive statistics to exploratory data analyses to causal inference.
Prepares written reports of the statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusions.
Participates in regularly schedule meetings with study investigators and team.
Maintains appropriate systems for database associated management, including preparing codebooks, cleaning data, creating analytic data sets and performing quality assurance/quality control.
Performs miscellaneous related duties as assigned
Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related quantitative field.
One year related experience.
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.
Advanced proficiency in multiple statistical programming languages (e.g., STATA, SAS, STATA, or R statistical programming), as well as either Mac OS or Windows operating systems. Ability to use the internet and web-based scholarly search engines (e.g., PubMed and Google Scholar).
ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Experience working with complex survey data, longitudinal data analysis, and advanced analytical methods (e.g., multiple imputation) is desired.
Excellent interpersonal skills in consulting with researchers and understanding their problems.
Excellent writing and verbal skills in the preparation and presentation of reports.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to details are required.
Excellent time and project management skills to handle multiple priorities and concurrent projects are required.
Ability to work independently and in concert with others.
Demonstrated experience in being proactive and taking initiative.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing) for extended periods of the time.
Occasionally required to traverse throughout the work area or to retrieve equipment, supplies, or specimens from other locations on campus.
The employee is required to operate computer keyboard and mouse for a significant portion of the day and must have dexterity for handling small glass slides and other specimens. Constantly repositions self to perform duties at work stations, gathering specimens.
Prolonged vision requirements including viewing computer screen, paper reports/documents, charts. Visual acuity is required to distinguish fine gradation of color.
While this position works primarily in an office environment, there is activity in Laboratory environments - Exposure to toxins and infectious agents exist, but potential for personal injury or harm is minimized if established safety and health precautions are followed. Working in laboratory where there may be discomforts due to odors, noise, temperature fluctuations, and working around lab equipment.
Staff may be required to complete annual competency review, and must insure compliance with Hospital Policy, Laboratory Policy & Procedure, Health, Safety & Environment regulations, and all applicable privacy & confidentiality laws/practices.
Classified Title: Biostatistician Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495.00 - $72,210.00; Commensurate with experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus Department Name: Pathology Transfusion Medicine Personnel Area: School of Medicine
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