Johns Hopkins University Sr. Biostatistician in Baltimore, Maryland

The Department of Epidemiology is seeking a full time Sr. Biostatistician that will join our HIV research group, provide statistical design expertise, data analyses for data derived from a multi-cohort consortia, will participate as a co-author in preparation of manuscripts and presentations reporting study results based on his/her analyses.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

The Sr. Biostatistician will work with the team in consultation with our collaborators outside of JHU: formation of statistical designs for studies, drafting statistical analysis plans, interfacing with database designers to ensure that the data collected can support the statistical analysis plan, developing statistical reports for quality assurance (recruitment, data quantity, data quality), generating confidential statistical reports for data monitoring committees, preparing data tables for publications and presentations at scientific meetings, and writing up the study results and statistical methods. Compliance with procedures in accordance with reproducible research is required.

Depending on the particular protocol and analysis, the Biostatistician/Data Analyst/Data Scientist will have some or all of these duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and carry out biostatistical data analyses, including generation of analysis data sets and design and generation of tables and figures reporting analysis results

  • Contribute to writing and reviewing drafts of reports, posters, and manuscripts, including writing up interpretation of analysis results and description of statistical methods used

  • Create and maintain documentation of statistical methods and programming code

  • Create analysis datasets for scientific manuscripts and presentations and public use databases, including associated data dictionaries;

  • Identify potential problems with study data and collaborate with research team to resolve issues encountered;

  • Assist in preparing materials for and participate in investigators' meetings, Steering Committee meetings, staff meetings, etc.

  • Complete other as-needed data programming and analysis

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Attend staff meetings and provide updates on status of reports, papers, and other work responsibilities

Abilities needed:

  • Ability to work independently and use reference manuals to develop proficiency with software or computer systems

  • Good organizational, written and verbal communication skills in the preparation and presentation of results

  • Good interpersonal skills in dealing with investigators and a “team-oriented” approach with other staff members

Minimum qualifications:

Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology or other related quantitative field.

Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Experience performing biostatistical analyses, including categorical, longitudinal and survival data; SAS, STATA, and/or R programming; technical/scientific writing for medical publications Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional related experience may substitute for required education, 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 education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred qualifications:

PhD preferred. 3 year related experience

Experience with machine learning (e.g., neural networks, random forest, boosted regression trees, etc.) and/or “big data” would be considered a plus.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

SAS, STATA, and/or R (preferred) programming

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME

Starting Salary Range : $59,159 - $81,406

Employee Group : Full-time

Schedule : Monday – Friday/ 37.5 hrs. /8am – 5pm

Employee Subgroup: Exempt

Department Name: Epidemiology

Personnel area : School of Public Health

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