We are seeking a Sr. Biostatistician who will work directly with the Co-Director, Sr. Program Manager, and Ph.D. Biostatistician of the Critical Illness Precision Medicine Center of Excellence. This position will be the lead biostatistician for a team linking real world data on trajectories of seriously ill patients through their treatments to outcomes, using both causal inference and prediction. Primary responsibility will be implementing best practices of data extraction and management, co-developing study designs, and analytic leadership for various complex projects and secondary analyses for publications, presentations and grant submissions.
This position will routinely interact with a multidisciplinary team including both learners, early, mid-, and senior career-faculty. Must have ability to manage multi-project workload, both development and maintenance. Depending on the task and project involved the position may be expected to lead, work as part of a team, or work individually to complete the work as necessary.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Lead the extraction of data from a living electronic health record to create interpretable, analyzable datasets taking into account the real data generating processes, clinical meaning, and variability across contexts.
Insure scrupulous maintenance of best practices in privacy protection.
Partner with investigators to advise on research with primary responsibility for study design, sampling design, sample size, data management plan, data analysis plans, data processing and analysis, data security, and interpretation and presentation of study data.
Recommend appropriate statistical procedures, design, implement and manage computerized systems for analysis of complex research data and use a variety of statistical procedures including but not limited to classification and regression trees and other classification methods, survival analysis, and longitudinal modeling.
Prepares analysis plans, and writes detailed specifications for analysis files. Interprets analyses and writes statistical sections of study reports, utilize knowledge of statistics, machine learning, and quantitative analysis to conduct research studies and data analyses.
Prepare, present, and disseminate reports, manuscripts/publications/presentations, and other data materials. May contribute to writing manuscripts /publications. Produce tables and graphs in publication-quality form. Serves as a program reviewer and quality control checkpoint person for analyses (conducted by self or by others).
Contribute to the development of standard operating procedures. Make suggestions or provide solutions to problems related to data management and statistical analysis. Proactively seek to improve or optimize data workflows between data analysts, biostatisticians, and the rest of the study team. Design and manage statistical programming application templates and packages for data analysis, visualizations, and reporting to be utilized by team members.
Attend and contribute to weekly meetings.
Supervise data analysts in data management, data cleaning and analytic procedures. Provides training, assistance, advices to students, post-docs, and research staff on data analysis. May serve as resource for research staff and field data coordinators regarding data issues: collection, entry, quality, and transfer.
All other responsibilities as assigned.
Scope of Responsibility
Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.
Exercises managerial or professional judgment and assumes complete responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results. Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.
May oversee and coordinate the work of the study staff including a research data analyst and research program coordinators.
Exchanges routine information in an appropriate manner requiring good oral and written communication skills.
Requires excellent oral and written (a cover letter is a requirement) communication skills to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals including faculty and staff, sponsors, and investigators and staff at consortium centers. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Understanding of data collection practices, and data cleaning principles, and statistical analysis.
Demonstrated strong interest in developing new skills and methods
Flexibility to work on multiple projects.
Ability to see the big picture while at the same time paying attention to detail.
Exercises good judgment, initiative and innovation in decision making involving design, implementation and coordination of the programs and evaluating the performance of project activities against overall objectives.
Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and to make decisions independently.
Ability to work independently and in concert with others.
Demonstrated ability to be proactive and take initiative.
Demonstrated supervisory or leadership responsibilities.
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters.
Ability to hear within normal range.
Ability to move about.
*This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
**This position is an essential position which requires the incumbent to work from home during an event (weather or otherwise) that causes JHU to curtail its operations by closing some or all the university's offices.
Master's Degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related quantitative field, with PhD preferred.
Three years related experience.
Advanced knowledge of quantitative data analysis programming software such as R and/or Stata.
Experience in statistical analysis, database management and data analysis including longitudinal analysis.
Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Classified Title: Sr. Biostatistician Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME Starting Salary Range: $62,780-$86,390-$110,010 Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 37.5 Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/School of Medicine Campus Department name: SOM DOM Pulmonary Personnel area: School of Medicine
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
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