OCCUPATIONAL SUMMARY:The Biostatistics Core works together with researchers across Geisinger. The Core assists researchers throughout all stages of research studies from proposal drafting to analysis and interpretation and offers training in biostatistics. Specifically, Core members assist with research question and hypothesis specification, study design and variable selection, sample size and power estimation, analysis plan, data collection design, randomization, data management, and biostatistical analysis. The Core currently consists of 10 members with a mix of MS- and PhD level positions. Members collaborate with departments across the health system including Surgery, Medicine, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Women's Health, among others, as well as, support full-time faculty on grant related efforts. The Biostatistics Core is seeking a full-time master's-level biostatistician, specifically to support the research work of the Surgical Institute. This includes General Surgery, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Urology, Vascular Surgery, among other departments. The Surgery Institute currently supports a full-time Biostatistics Core member and is looking to grow their research team. Responsibilities include collaborating on the design of clinical research studies, writing biostatistical analysis plans for research proposals and internal grants, calculating sample size and power, managing, analyzing and interpreting study data and results, contributing to study publications, and educating members of the research team in statistical methods and study design. Experience in logistic regression, time-to-event (survival), and observational data analysis methods are essential as well as the fundamentals of model building. The successful candidate will have a master's degree in biostatistics or related field, solid understanding of clinical research, excellent communication skills, and ability to handle multiple projects to meet deadlines in a multidisciplinary research environment. Experience managing large datasets in a healthcare environment preferred. The candidate must have experience in programming for data management and complex data analysis using SAS or R. This position has the potential to be remote, depending on the candidate.
Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and epidemiology
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to medical personnel and administrative staff
Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude to work effectively in a team environment
Possesses the critical thinking skills needed to provide statistical support to clinical investigators
Experienced SAS or R programmer for both data manipulation and statistical analysis
Detail-oriented with excellent validation and documentation skills
Independently uses time management and organizational skills to successfully prioritize concurrent projects
Demonstrates sound judgment and resourcefulness
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Master's Degree-Statistics (Required)
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We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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