Statistical Data Analyst - Biostatistics & Data Management Unit, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging - (19001414)
This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay. Applicants are required to submit a cover letter.
The Biostatistics and Data Management Core Unit at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (711 Washington St, Boston MA) at Tufts University consults and assists in study design, implementation, and data analysis to support the center's research activities, with an emphasis on reproducibility and transparency. The HNRCA is one of the leading research centers on nutrition and healthy aging worldwide.
Gain experience in applied statistical analysis working on a variety of research projects under general supervision of the senior statistician. Become knowledgeable about all aspects of the study pipeline from protocol development through data analysis and reporting results. Ideal for those with experience in applied biostatistics or closely related field and a passion for advancing nutrition research through application of rigorous statistical methods. Candidates with background in any applied statistics field will be considered. This is a full time position.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Develop written sections for proposed statistical methods in extramural grant applications in consultation with the senior statistician
Design and perform statistical analyses using quantitative methods such as linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis and methods for clustered, repeated measures and categorical data
Perform sample size and power calculations to aid in study design development
Implement statistical programming in SAS, R, or other related software for data analysis and data visualization
Carefully document all programming, data manipulation, and decision steps, which will serve as a technical appendix to project deliverables and ensure the reproducibility of any scientific findings
Participate in the preparation of statistical methods sections and publication quality figures and visualizations for manuscripts.
Bachelor's degree required, with some applied statistical experience.
Knowledge of statistical methods at the level of a degree program in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, applied mathematics, or closely related field.
Statistical programming experience in SAS, R, or related software.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
2 or more years' experience in applied statistical analysis of clinical or biological data in a research setting.
Master's degree preferred.
Experience in statistical analysis of clinical or biological data in a research setting.
Excellent communication skills.
Strong team player.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: This position may occasionally require work on nights and/or weekends as determined by need.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Core/Service Support-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 29, 2019, 12:59:14 PM
Internal Number: 19001414
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