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Biostatistician - AZ - Office of Research and Sponsored Program

Company: Midwestern University
Location: Glendale
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThe successful candidate will report directly to the Manager of Bio Clinical Statistics in the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs but will also work with, and under the direction of, the Public Health Program Director for the design, development, and delivery of biostatistics curriculum in the Public Health Program in the College of Graduate Studies. The individual will spend approximately 50% of effort providing statistical support to assist faculty in the design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of biomedical and clinical research throughout Midwestern University (MWU) and MWU Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI). The other 50% of effort will be spent contributing to the development and instruction of online and traditional courses in biostatistics and related subjects, and advising students on public health capstone projects within a newly established Master of Public Health (MPH) program in the MWU College of Graduate Studies.Duties and ResponsibilitiesAcademic responsibilities:

  • Participates actively in teaching in the Public Health program in accordance with the area of expertise: biostatistics and related subjects as assigned. Participation will be as a co-instructor in team-taught courses.
  • Develops or contributes substantively to the content and assessment of online and/or traditional courses in biostatistics, research design and methods, and similar subject matter.
  • Works with, and under the direction of, the MWU Manager of Bio Clinical Statistics and the Program Director of Public Health for the design, development and delivery of Biostatistics and related curriculum in the Public Health Program.
  • Devotes up to 50% of time and effort on activities associated with the MPH Program, including primary instruction, student advising and mentoring, and assistance in student research and service projects that impact the MPH Program and its students. This will include, but not be limited to advising MPH students on capstone project design and appropriate statistical methods for data analysis.
  • As appropriate and with approval, contributes to academic instruction in other Midwestern University healthcare education program(s) via joint adjunct faculty appointment.
  • Adheres to the bylaws, rules, regulations, and policies of Midwestern University.
  • Other academic duties as assigned by the Public Health Program Director in consultation with the Manager for Bio Clinical Statistics.Staff Biostatistician responsibilities:
    • Provides statistical support and consulting to assist faculty and students in research design, data analysis and statistical reports for biomedical and clinical research within all colleges of Midwestern University (MWU) and the MWU Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI).
    • Effectively communicate via oral and written methods the interpretation of statistical analysis results for faculty and students as part of the consulting process.
    • Prepares and reviews statistical reports including summary statistics, graphics, tabulations, and statistical analyses for clinical research studies as well as publications using statistical tools for reproducible research.
    • Provides significant input into the design, preparation and review of clinical protocols and research projects for faculty and students by providing information for analysis plans, statistical sampling plans, and data-driven insight and recommendations for use in decision making for research designs.
    • Performs power analyses for faculty and students justifying the sample size for Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee applications.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Manager of Bio Clinical Statistics.Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThis job has no supervisory responsibilities.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or ExperienceRequired:
      • Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field
      • 4 years of relevant work experience
      • Experience in multivariate methods in biostatistics, longitudinal analysis and survey analysis using non-parametric methods
      • Demonstrates clear and concise verbal and written skills
      • Ability to clearly communicate biostatistics principles and proceduresDesired:
        • Experience in coding using a reproducible workflow (ex. R Markdown documents)
        • Experience teaching statistics at the college level
        • Prior work experience in relevant public health or research settingsComputer SkillsComputer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), R, SAS/SAS OnDemand for Academics, and experience with SPSS.Language SkillsHigh skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management and board of directors.Reasoning AbilityHigh skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Mathematical AbilityHigh skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision.Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.#MidwesternUniversityJobsEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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