Biostatistician Manager

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

LOC_ROBERTS-Roberts Ctr Pediatric Research Req ID: 74445

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Data Science and Biostatistics Unit (DSBU) within the Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) collaborates with researchers across CHOP’s Research Institute to provide analysis and consultation on methods development, study design, and data analysis.  This interdisciplinary team consists of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, data scientists, data analysts and other methodologists. Staff have expertise managing and using data sources and registries associated with electronic health records, clinical trials, administrative, claims, and surveys. DSBU staff have experience across various statistical methodologies, including propensity score matching, multivariate modeling, latent variable mixture models, and geographic information systems. We regularly seek mission-oriented individuals with expertise in the areas of biostatistics, quantitative methods, data science and geospatial analyses. 


In order to support DSBU’s rapid growth in meeting the analysis needs of CHOP’s hundreds of research teams, we are recruiting a Biostatistician Supervisor. This supervisor will report to the Director of the DSBU and provide oversight for one or more analysis teams. This individual will ensure teams are fully functional and enabled to provide consistently high quality deliverables within reasonable timeframes and will collaboratively work with principal investigators from a variety of biomedical domains to strategize approaches to achieve meaningful results and academic output. In addition to traditional team and individual contributor management tasks, the supervisor will also serve in a lead analyst role on a considerable portfolio of high-profile and complex projects.

Job Responsibilities
  • Directly supervises a team of biostatisticians, diverse in experience level (i.e., I, II, and III), professional background, biomedical domain knowledge, and working styles.
  • Performs service intake by meeting with investigators to determine service needs, establish parameters and limitations, and provide estimates.
  • Meets regularly with investigators to identify and resolve issues.
  • Along with the DSBU director, enforces best management practices to direct report staff.
  • Sets standards and establishes best practices for analysis plans and methods development and application.
  • Ensures appropriate validation and documentation procedures are in place and used by staff.
  • Develop expertise and knowledge of multiple biomedical domains in order to forecast emerging needs for individual projects as well as multi-project portfolios.
  • Serve as a statistical domain expert in a highly matrixed research environment as a consultant and senior member of multidisciplinary teams that include clinicians and biomedical researchers.
  • Develop training, education, and professional development plans for multiple levels of biostatistics staff.
  • Applies advanced 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.
  • Advocates for and enables adoption of advances in methods and workflow to peers and more junior staff.
  • Recommends protocol, workflow, or data management changes based on results.
  • Leads communication of research methods, implementation, and results to varied audience of clinicians, scientists, analysts, and programmers.
  • Leads critical assessment of computational and algorithmic approaches to address assigned biomedical research questions.
  • Tracks project activities for reporting and billing purposes for self and entire team; reports activities to DSBU director and other research groups for which the team is working with.
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Master’s degree


Required Experience:

  • Seven (7) years of experience with progressively more complex applied statistics.
  • Seven (7) years applied experience in using one or more common statistical language programs, such as SAS, STATA, R or another commonly accepted analytical programming language.
  • Three (3) years of managerial or supervisory experience.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Terminal degree (PhD)

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Advanced proficiency 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.
  • Advanced proficiency in UNIX and/or Windows OS.

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