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Biostatistician II - Data Science & Biostatistics Unit

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_HOME-Home/Remote Office Location 

Req ID: 192829

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

In order to support DSBU’s (Data Science and Biostatistics Unit) rapid growth in meeting the analysis needs of CHOP’s hundreds of research teams, we are recruiting a Biostatistician II. The biostatistician will work with teams across the Research Institute to clean and manage data, apply statistical methods to data, and interpret results. In particular, this role will work with principal investigators that focus in the fields of cardiology, public health and clinical effectiveness. This position will report to the Biostatistician Supervisor within the DSBU.

Job Responsibilities

Biostatistician II is a moderately independent role that builds upon an entry level position based on demonstrated increase in consistent proficiency of methods application, programming, interpretation, and communication. The role largely works under the supervision of teams that include a more senior statistician/manager and one or more biomedical domain experts. Management of this role is usually provided on a semi-weekly basis with an emphasis on validation, consistency, refinement of communication, and expansion to more complex techniques.

  • Consults with team members to determine study design, conduct power calculations, identify appropriate variables and methods, format data, and identify and resolve data anomalies.
  • Actively contributes to development of a statistical analysis plan that includes methods, programming procedures, variable definition, and data handling rules and procedures.
  • Investigates increasingly complex methods for inclusion into projects.
  • Uses SAS to analyze and clean data to build models
  • Applies proficient level of statistical programming to clean and interrogate data, view diagnostics elements of data such as underlying distributions and parameters, implement optimal statistical methods, interpret and export key visuals and results.
  • Validates and documents methods such that both more senior statisticians and domain experts may understand and replicate.
  • Investigates optimal methods for validation and documentation.
  • Provides analysis services for grant applications.
  • Contributes to academic output of study teams by writing methods, results, and interpretation for manuscript publication, authoring abstracts, and presenting at professional conferences under the guidance of senior staff/manager.
  • Recommends protocol, workflow, or data management changes based on results.
  • Participates in communication of research methods, implementation, and results to varied audience of clinicians, scientists, analysts, and programmers.
  • Contributes to critical assessment of computational and algorithmic approaches to address assigned biomedical research questions.
  • Tracks project activities for reporting and billing purposes.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelor’s degree

 

Required Experience:

  • Three (3) years of experience with progressively more complex applied statistics.
  • Three (3) years applied experience in using one or more common statistical language programs

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s degree

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Five (5) years of experience with progressively more complex applied statistics.
  • Five (5) years applied experience in using one or more common statistical language programs

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Proficient in programming and application of common statistical methods in medical and clinical research, such as SAS, STATA, R or another commonly accepted analytical programming language.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with the demonstrated ability to explain technical concepts to a lay audience.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent validation and documentation skills.
  • High level of personal initiative; ability to work independently as well as collaborate in teams and with people from multiple business and scientific areas.
  • Proficient in UNIX and/or Windows OS.

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.
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