Staff Biostatistician | Charlottesville, VA - Job.com

Staff Biostatistician

for University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA

Job Description

## Posting Summary:

The Department of Public Health Sciences is currently seeking a Staff Biostatistician to collaborate with research faculty members and other investigators in the School of Medicine on multiple clinical and basic science research projects. The biostatistician designs, writes, and tests complex statistical analysis. The incumbent collaborates and supports statistical genetic and bio-statistical projects, provides project status reports, and provides research publication and grant proposal support.

This is a professional staff position in the Department of Public Health Sciences. The staff person participates in research conducted through the Department of Public Health Sciences across departments in the School of Medicine. The individual in this position is expected to be sufficiently mature and senior enough to manage his/her time with minimal supervision. The individual also must be able to prioritize between multiple concurrent tasks as research needs and study demands dictate, have individual initiative and the ability to largely work independently, although with weekly status review of his/her work and joint determination of overall priorities with supervisory faculty.

Candidate must have a Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, health services research, mathematics, or computer science, and a minimum of five years of experience in biostatistical applications. Relevant experience as a student may be considered.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

## University Leadership Characteristics:

*For Thomas Jefferson, learning was an integral part of life. The "academical village" was created around the assumption that learning is a lifelong and shared process, and that interaction between scholars and students enlivens the pursuit of knowledge. *

University Human Resources strives to identify applicants who will contribute as high potential employees, leaders and managers. We employ individuals who foster and promote the University mission and purpose. Successful candidates exemplify uncommon integrity; they are honest, trusted, team-oriented and live the core values of the University. These candidates display great judgment, by practicing evidence-based decision-making. They are strategically focused by contributing to and achieving department goals and vision. They set high performance standards and hold themselves accountable by aggressively executing these standards. These employees also develop a deep passion for the University and the impact it has on students, faculty, alumni and community. Successful candidates identify their personal career goals and development opportunities, and as supervisors, help their staff do the same. They contribute to team success by leading talent, through their individual efforts and by leading and developing their teams.

## EO/AA Statement:

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

## If degree or equivalent experience required, please specify:(Entries to the right will appear in the posting for this position. )Degree Requirements Analysis

Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, health services research, mathematics, or computer science.

## If any experience is required, please specify kind of experience:

A minimum of five years of experience required in biostatistical applications. Relevant experience as a student may be considered.

## Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Strong communication skills.
2. Ability to manage his/her time with minimal supervision.
3. Ability to prioritize between multiple concurrent tasks as research needs and study demands dictate.
4. Ability to maintain individual initiative, and the ability to largely work independently although with weekly status review of his/her work and joint determination of overall priorities with supervisory faculty.

2. Programming experience in R/S- PLus, Perl, C, Java, and/or SQL.

## Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Biostatistical and Epidemiologic analysis experience using relevant statistical methods is preferred.
2. Experience in managing, analyzing, summarizing and visualizing complex integrated data is desirable.

*Required Applicant Documents:* CV / Resume

*Department:* PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin

*Closing Date:* Open Until Filled

*If any experience is preferred, please specify kind of experience:* Experience managing, analyzing, summarizing, and visualizing complex integrated data is preferred.

*FLSA Exemption Status:* Exempt

*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)? :* No

*Posting Date:* 11-16-2016

*Location:* Charlottesville

*Is this position eligible for an Alternate Work Schedule? :* Yes

*Employment Posting Category:* University Staff

*E-mail a Friend:* jobs. virginia. edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=74789

*Anticipated Hiring Range:* Mid-$50s to $70K

*Posting Number:* 0615353

*Number of Months/Year:* 12

*Drug Testing Required? (Typically positions involved in patient contact, mass transportation or law enforcement are included):* No

*Position Type:* University Managerial and Professional Staff

*Posting for UVA Employees Only:* No

*Required Computer Applications:* Excel or other statistical applications.

*Area of Interest:* No Response

*Employment Conditions:* Criminal HistoryInternational SearchDegree Validation

*Optional Applicant Documents:* Cover LetterContact information for 3 References - name, email, phone

*Shift:* Day

*Type of Application:(required to apply for this posting):* Staff Application

*Required ExperienceWhat is the minimum level of relevant experience required to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of the position? Choose one. :* Considerable - 4 to 7 years

*Preferred EducationWhat le

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