Research Statistician I - Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

​Location: LOC_HOME-Home/Remote Office Location 

Req ID: 219317

Shift: Days

Employment Status: Regular - Full Time 

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Job Summary

The candidate will develop and/or apply cutting-edge analytic methods to pediatric research, under the mentorship of Dr. Jing Huang and other Biostatistics faculty members at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The University of Pennsylvania (Penn).


This candidate will work closely with Dr. Jing Huang, in pediatric cardiology and health policy, to apply cutting-edge analytic methods to a diverse group of pediatric big data — including electronic medical records, insurance claims, imaging, and biobanks. Topics within this framework include, but not limited to, risk prediction using multi-source clinical data, robust knowledge discovery under measurement errors and missing data, and dynamic disease monitoring. As a principal investigator in the Pediatric section of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics at Penn Medicine and the Research Institute at CHOP, Dr. Huang’s research focuses on methodology and software development to understand the dynamics of disease activities and inform control policies using longitudinal health data. She is a principal investigator of NIH and PCORI funded projects. She is also the lead Biostatistician on PolicyLab’s COVID-19 forecasting model, known as “COVID-Lab: Mapping COVID-19 In Your Community” See here for more info about Dr. Huang:


This position has the ability to be fully remote, if preferred by the candidate. Work space is provided at our Roberts Center for Pediatric Research on the 11th floor for employees that would like to go onsite for work. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently applies logic to set up cohort based on data plan as provided.
  • Manages and manipulates data.
  • Conducts statistical programming using statistical software
  • Learns and applies new statistical theory and techniques for ongoing projects or proposals.
  • Conducts statistical analysis
  • Supports the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: MS biostatistics, statistics, clinical epidemiology, health services research, economics or a related field


Required Experience:

  • At least one (1) year of relevant experience
  • At least three (3) years of experience in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: 

  • MS in Biostatistics or Statistics

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Python, R, SAS

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Statistical expertise in programming of common statistical methods in medical and clinical related research
  • Familiar with database utilization in statistical analysis, like MS Access, FileMaker Pro, Oracle, MS SQL server
  • Familiar with both UNIX system and Windows OS system
  • High-level of personal initiative; ability to work independently as well as collaborate in teams and with people from all business areas
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly
  • Detail-oriented with excellent validation and documentation skills

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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