Graduate Research Biostatistician Position

We have a great new opportunity for a Graduate Research Biostatistician to work under Dr. Ruqaiijah Yearby, who will be joining the College of Public Health starting June 1.

The Biostatistician is responsible for supporting research teams in the collection, management, analysis, and reporting and interpretation of results for study data; provides consultation to investigators and researchers on experimental design and statistical research approaches, requirements, and scientific standards to advance knowledge and improve research in public health; works with investigators to formalize analysis plans and reporting specifications; advises choices of statistical analysis strategies, reliability of measurements and identifiability of models, and interpretation and presentation of statistical results. Responsible for building and sustaining collaborative relationships with individuals in different disciplines and serves as a subject-matter expert for research teams, internal and external committees, and other constituencies and collaborators; uses a variety of advanced statistical software, methods, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for research data; advises and assists in the development of inferences and conclusions, as appropriate. The Biostatistician develops enhancements to statistical software, as appropriate, by programming new techniques; maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in statistical analysis methodology.
Other responsibilities include planning and documenting computer data file structure; develops, programs, manages, and maintains complex statistical databases, as well as performing or supervising data entry. The Biostatistician may also help to oversee and coordinate the work of statistical support staff, data entry staff, and/or students, as appropriate.