Title:  Senior Biostatistician

Division:  Family and Community Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $68,725 - $80,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  3254
Job Purpose

The Senior Biostatistician is responsible for improving the quality and efficiency of research through the effective design, maintenance, evaluation, and analysis of databases and database management systems in a variety of formats and sizes. This position will serve as a primary data liaison for faculty and staff and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of protocols, technical guides, reports, and manuscripts that communicate effectively data and analysis-related phases of prospective and existing research studies. 

Job Duties
  • Manage and maintain databases for faculty and staff. Assist in the location, retrieval, integration, and storage of data that vary in their size, scope, and original format (e.g., SQL server, delimited text files, Oracle).
  • Design and maintain databases for new studies based on project and departmental needs. 
  • Create detailed data dictionaries and guides of understanding for each database/project.
  • Develop and implement detailed data cleaning protocols (e.g., data validation rules) prior to analysis; be well-versed at working with datasets of different "granularities" (e.g., person-level, encounter-level).   
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop analysis plans, conduct descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, and create quality products for dissemination (e.g., episodic reports, manuscript-ready tables and figures).
  • Program needed analyses using SAS, SPSS, Stata, ArcGIS and/or comparable statistical, geospatial, or data visualization software 
  • Communicate clearly and effectively the databases being managed and the results of analysis projects undertaken.
  • Identify best practices and implement automation to improve the efficiency of data transfer, storage, and recurring analyses. 
  • Monitor and take appropriate actions to assure security and integrity of the databases. Should understand and be able to apply protocols for de-identification of data when required. 
  • Serve as a liaison to local, state, and national entities with whom we share data or from whom we acquire data.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field.
  • Three years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications

An understanding of the design and conduct of research studies, and the interpretation of the analytic results of such studies is required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills. An understanding of univariate and multivariate statistical procedures, including generalized linear modeling and survival analysis, is desired. Should be proficient in the use of statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, SQL, Stata, R). Experience designing databases, working with large databases (>100,000,000 records), or using data in a variety of formats is preferred. Experience using geographic information systems (GIS) and working with surveillance data is also a plus.





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