Statistician/Biostatistician - ICTS Biostatistics and Research Design Core

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) Biostatistics and Research Design (BRD) is seeking a Lead Biostatistician to perform statistical analysis of clinical and translational research data; communicate analysis methods and results; assist in judging the validity of data and analyses; participate in the design of clinical and translational studies; and collaborate with ICTS BRD faculty, staff, and administration. Also, facilitate data acquisition, management, processing and analysis of research data. Lastly, to forward low- to mid-level projects to analyst team manager for delegation.

Duties to include but not limited to:

Communicate with investigators in collaborating units regarding data analysis issues; determine appropriate analysis techniques for answering questions of interest; provide written results to investigators.
Present results of analyses at investigators' meetings and other forums. Also write reports describing the result of such analyses and describing the methods used.
Write statistical analysis plans for clinical and translational studies and write corresponding sample size justifications.
Assist in judging the validity of data obtained and recommend additional tests and/or modifications to the analysis.
Write, test, document, and implement computer programs designed to perform simple and complex statistical analyses and other computations. In addition to data analyses, perform simulations as appropriate (for example for adaptive and Bayesian designs) as needed.
Track reports, data sets, grant proposals and relevant publications and manuscripts.
Assist in the preparation of research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and meetings.
Prepare data presentations for conferences, meetings and publications consisting of plots, charts, graphs, tables and/or other illustrations as needed to facilitate the interpretation of research findings.
Assist with Institutional Review Board applications and ongoing reviews. Ensure that data processes follow approved IRB procedures
Functional and administrative supervision may be exercised over graduate students and other assigned research staff.
ICTS Description: The Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at the University of Iowa was approved by the Iowa Board of Regents in 2007 to support the work of investigators involved in clinical and translational science. Our mission is to accelerate translational science through programs to develop the translational workforce, to promote engagement of community members and other stakeholders, to promote research integration across the lifespan, and to catalyze innovative clinical and translational research. These efforts will lead to the development of novel therapies and healthcare delivery strategies, the integration of translational research and clinical practice, and, ultimately to measurable improvements in the health of Iowa and the nation.

Percent of Time: 100%
Pay Grade: 5A
Pay Structure A:…

Benefits Highlights:
Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

Qualifications: Experience

Required Qualifications:

A Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.
Minimum of three years experience with SAS software, including BASE SAS (data programming, merging, storage), SAS/STAT, and MACRO is required. 
Expert with multiple linear regression, logistic regression, hierarchical linear and non-linear models, and proportional hazards regression is required.
Ability to work with investigators of various levels of experience, the ability to communicate results of independent analyses to investigators, and the ability to work in a team as demonstrated through previous collaborations is required.  
Ability to mentor junior faculty and research fellows through data analyses, statistical procedures, and software utilization as part of K-grant applications.
Expert working with large databases (e.g., 1 million plus observations) and the ability to problem solve issues related to analyses and storage of large databases is required.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of additional statistical software e.g., SPSS, R- software, SPLUS is desirable.
Familiarity with custom data frame construction and management in REDCap
An independent worker who is resourceful, creative, flexible, and eager to learn new statistical processes and analytical approaches for investigating hypotheses related to analyses of large databases as demonstrated through prior work experience or related coursework is desirable.
A good problem solver, attentive to detail, and able to work with little direction as demonstrated through prior work experience or related coursework is desirable. 
Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner.  Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.
Participates in developing a variety of effective ways to deal with service challenges.
Models service delivery and coaches others to deliver excellent service in a variety of settings.
Communicates well with direct reports, peers, leadership and external constituents.
Utilizes various methods for information sharing and information gathering. Modifies processes to enhance service.

Qualifications: Education
Master's degree
How to apply

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position to and search for position #21002743.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on August 31, 2021.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Please note regarding references: Five professional references will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

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Iowa City, IA
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