Statistical Scientist I

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19146

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26065

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Statistical Scientist I provides expert statistical support to an investigator and takes a leadership role in the development of a statistical programming and data analysis plan. He/she contributes original ideas and participates in all facets of research plan and conduct including research methods, preparation of data sets, sample size calculations, performance of statistical analysis, and interpretation of results, authorship and publication of original research projects. The Statistical Scientist I works under the directorship of an established principal investigator or faculty level statistician while participating in research on a wide variety of topics.  He/she conducts work independently                                                                                                                                                                

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design of research projects and works under the direction of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician.
  • Contributes expertise in the statistical design and planning of research projects.
  • Reviews draft plans for feasibility and statistical appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with project team to develop analysis plans, sample sizes, randomization schemes and apply appropriate methodologies.
  • Independently develops plans for statistical programming, data management, creation of analytical data, and data evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of analysis plan.
  • Prepares accurate and meaningful reports of analyses including summary tables, charts, plots, and graphs and interpretation of results.
  • Prepares data files for statistical analysis; ensures integrity of data using general tests for validity. 
  • Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
  • Contributes to manuscript and abstract writing and preparation for publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participates in and provides expertise for statistical plans in the development of new grant proposals.
  • Provides database review, statistical programming and data analysis consultation to project team members and colleagues in CHOP community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: MS required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.


Required Experience:

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience
  • Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects
  • At least five (5) years of experience and proficient in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS, or other commonly used statistical languages

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: PhD


Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and proposing a research project.
  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology.
  • Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.

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