Req ID: 20022
Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time
The Statistical Scientist II is instrumental in the design, conduct, interpretation, authorship, and publication of a wide variety of original research projects. Principal contributions are scientific or intellectual, characterized by originality and creativity. Works under the mentorship of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician to conduct research. Conducts work independently with minimal guidance from PI/faculty statistician. Reviews new plans for statistical appropriateness and feasibility and gives guidance to junior members of the research group.
The Statistical Scientist will play a pivotal role in the development, execution, and dissemination of research studies evaluating the accuracy of adverse event reporting on cooperative group clinical trials, anthracycline associated cardiac toxicity, and disparities in pediatric cancer outcomes. This work will include implementation of advanced methods for causal inference and close collaboration with genomics investigators. This work will utilize a wide range of data sets including large, administrative data sets such as the Pediatric Health Information Systems data, cooperative clinical trial group data such as the Children’s Oncology Group, large-scale electronic medical record data, patient reported outcome data, and observational cohort data. The Aplenc research group also has access to next generation sequencing data that will be analyzed by other investigative teams but integrated into data sets actively used by the Aplenc laboratory.
1. Works under the mentorship of an established principal investigator to conduct research on a range of pediatric topics.
2. Participates and provides expertise in design and conduct of research projects
3. Independently develops research analysis plans and statistical method based on new statistical theory and techniques and applies to projects.
4. Independently develops plans for statistical programming; develops algorithm and data models for dataset manipulation, data creation and advanced analysis.
5. Willingness and ability to learn and implement advanced methods in causal inference.
6. Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
7. Prepares manuscripts and abstracts for publication and publishes scientific articles in refereed journals.
8. Participates in and provides expertise for development of new grant proposals
9. Collaborates and interacts with other researchers within the research group, the institution and at other institutions.
10. Serves as resource person for colleagues, team members and less experienced research personnel.
11. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.
Required Education and Experience
• A PhD, M.D., or equivalent strongly preferred, with minimum of seven (7) years relevant and productive post-doctoral research experience is required; or M.S. with minimum of twelve (12) years relevant and productive research experience.
Additional Technical Requirements
• Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and promoting a research project.
• Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics; programming of statistical methods in medical and clinical research; Clinical epidemiology; pharmacoepidemiology.
• 5 years experience in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS
• Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.
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