Biostatistician

Summary:
Under the general direction of the Director provides collaborative support to researchers for all phases of research. Supports database design. Determines best practice in database management and statistical analysis in order to manage data and create focused statistical/biostatistical computational analysis in accordance with the research project needs.

 Responsibilities:

Provides collaborative and dynamic database management and statistical analysis support to researchers in the Department; may provide support to other research areas.
Organizes meetings with researchers to gather information determine their needs and to discuss the availability of data and viable study approach.
Formulates database design plans including selection of appropriate measures analysis methods power analysis and data protection to ensure HIPAA compliant databases forms and data management protocols.
Provides database management and real-time assessment of the possible impacts of design modifications and interim analysis.
At study conclusion implements the analysis plan and post hoc analyses creates effective and publication quality visualizations and study write-up. Assists in the peer-review process.
Collaborates with Principal Investigators in the development of protocols to ensure optimal quantitative methodology and the integrity of resulting statistical analysis. May recommend and negotiates changes to applications with principal investigators department administration sponsors and/or subcontractors associated with the research project in areas of data acquisition and analysis to optimize accuracy of research findings and ensure full compliance with all applicable statutory requirements (e.g. patient privacy).
Maintains communications with research review committees to keep current on statutory requirements Lifespan policies and concerns. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of any pending statutory changes that will impact the way data is collected stored or analyzed. Maintains the ability to detect areas where new regulations need to be interpreted and data collection or analysis methods modified to maintain compliance.
Identifies barriers to achieving best research data practices. Initiates action to remove those barriers working collaboratively with Researchers Research Administration internal and external resources as needed to achieve improvements.
Responsibilities may include establishing procedures and standards for quality assurance of documentation and data analysis. May establish �best practices� for structured system design to assure functional integrity most efficient programming techniques.
Maintains current knowledge of statistical and database management software applications through vendors and professional societies. Recommends statistical software packages to Principal Investigators best suited for research projects.
 

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Master�s degree in Biostatistics Statistics or Quantitative Methodology Epidemiology or closely related field required.
Knowledge of research methodology and statistics as well as data entry and database software applications including but not limited to Data Analysis and Statistical Software (STATA) Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Predictive Analysis Software (SPSS) Microsoft Access and Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap).

EXPERIENCE:
Two years related experience in high level statistical analysis of large complex and varied databases or the equivalent preferably in academic medical or pharmaceutical research environment.
Emphasis on human-subjects with experience preparing and complying with HIPAA guidelines.
Pediatric subjects or other vulnerable populations a plus.
Co-authorship in peer-reviewed publications and presentations also a plus.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Duties performed in acute care hospital laboratory and normal office environments some walking and standing. Any risk of exposure to hazards is minimized by adherence to established Lifespan safety policies procedures and use of protective equipment and clothing...

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
None.
 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union


Work Schedule:

Mon-Fri 8:30 A - 5:00 P