Statistician

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Summary

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The Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) unit is the data coordinating center for several multi-center clinical trials and observational studies. We are a research center located within the Biostatistics Department at the School of Public Health (SPH) on Michigan's central campus. We are seeking an experienced PhD-level or master-level staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community. Your role will be to support statistical activities for multiple grants. Your responsibilities will involve working with investigators on the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies. Your level of guidance by faculty and staff biostatisticians will depend upon your current level of education and experience. You will report to the Manager of Statistics. The position will come with excellent university benefits, competitive salary, and opportunities for career advancement and development.

SABER prides itself on fostering a collegial, open, and family-friendly work environment, and our team is fully remote. For more information on SABER, please visit: https://sph.umich.edu/saber/

The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is rated the top biostatistics program in the country by the National Academies. You will have opportunities to work and grow with experts from diverse areas of biostatistics. For more information on the Biostatistics Department, please visit: https://sph.umich.edu/biostat/

Responsibilities*

The Lead Statistician will conduct the following activities, independently, with minimal guidance and oversight by faculty and staff biostatisticians. The Statistician Senior may work under a greater level of guidance, respective to each title: 

•  Collaborate on study design from a wide variety of clinical trials and observational studies perspectives, including sample size estimation and development of randomization schemes.

•  Review and author statistical considerations sections (including definition of subject population, endpoints, sample size, analysis methods) of study protocols.
 
•  Conduct data analyses in SAS or R, including 
       - Prepare statistical analysis plans, including table shells 
       - Write analysis programs
       - Validate analysis programs 
       - Respond to team questions regarding analyses

• Prepare reports for
       - Submission of abstracts and papers to scientific journals
       - For DSMB, FDA, or steering committee review

•  Work with the SABER team on the design, conduct, and reporting of clinical studies per good clinical practice (GCP). Tasks may include review of case report forms, edit check specifications, and standard reporting programs for internal team use. 

•  Implement methods to ensure the quality of study data, including participation in development of and implementation of standard operating procedures 

Required Qualifications*

i. For the Lead Statistician, a master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, computer science, information, or related field with a minimum of 5-7 years experience using statistical software for data management and statistical analysis. 
ii. For the Senior Statistician, a master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, computer science, information, or related field with a minimum of 3-5 years experience using statistical software for data management and statistical analysis. 
iii. Experience with SAS
iv. Experience with data cleaning and review and implementing database quality assurance standards
v. Clinical research experience
vi. Experience analyzing clinical trials or observational studies
vii. Excellent oral and written communication skills
viii. Ability to effectively manage competing priorities 
ix. An eagerness and aptitude for learning new skills
x. Ability to work effectively on teams, and collaborate with SABER statisticians

Desired Qualifications*

i. A PhD in statistics, biostatistics, public health, epidemiology, computer science, information, or related field
ii. Advanced SAS experience, including data step processing and macro languages 
iii. Experience working with external investigators
iv. Understanding of ICH, GCP and FDA regulations and guidelines regarding the conduct of human subject research
 

Work Locations

This position may be eligible for remote and/or flexible work opportunities at the discretion of the hiring department.  Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on the business needs of the hiring department, throughout the course of employment.

Underfill Statement

This position may be filled at the Lead or Senior level depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Please note the salary range for each title:
Lead: $78,214 - $96,617
Senior: $66,428 - $82,058

Additional Information

Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


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