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Job Title: Biostatistician
Job Number: 6662
Organization: Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Posted: 2/6/2018
Type: Full-Time
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Number of Openings: 1
Location: Hartford,  CT   
Compensation:
Position Description: Applies knowledge of sophisticated statistical methods to advance pediatric health services, clinical, basic, and translational research. Provides statistical support for all aspects of investigation, including the design and analysis of clinical trials. Works collaboratively with Principal Investigator and/or other members of research project staff to analyze and publish findings from clinical/translational, health services, and basic science research. Contributes to grant applications, educates investigators about biostatistics, and participates in mentorship of students, residents, fellows, junior faculty, and statistical staff.

Education/Experience:

Works cooperatively on implementation of research activities in the Department of Research and new Health Services Research Institute, ensuring rigorous research execution, from design through implementation, analysis, and publication of findings and further resource requests. Works collaboratively with Principal Investigators (PIs) in the design/development of complex research projects, funding, and grant applications. Proposes appropriate approaches to data analyses, such as multivariable analysis, mixed methods, marginal Poisson regression analyses, and others. Conducts power and sample-size calculations. Writes analysis sections of federal grant applications and manuscripts, as needed, with opportunities for co-authorship on publications.

Responsible for publication-appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of studies conducted by Connecticut Children's investigators. Collaborates on abstract and manuscript preparation and revisions. Serves as co-author, as appropriate.

Ensures accurate data entry. Works with appropriate Connecticut Children's personnel to develop plan to access and analyze data from electronic health records. Plans workload and determines data and analysis priorities for research protocols; schedules, assigns, oversees, or reviews work of assigned research staff.

Monitors and ensures quality of statistical analysis in accordance with Connecticut Children's policies Works cooperatively on implementation of research activities in the Department of Research and new Health Services Research Institute, ensuring rigorous research execution, from design through implementation, analysis, and publication of findings and further resource requests. Works collaboratively with Principal Investigators (PIs) in the design/development of complex research projects, funding, and grant applications. Proposes appropriate approaches to data analyses, such as multivariable analysis, mixed methods, marginal Poisson regression analyses, and others. Conducts power and sample-size calculations. Writes analysis sections of federal grant applications and manuscripts, as needed, with opportunities for co-authorship on publications.

Responsible for publication-appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation of studies conducted by Connecticut Children's investigators. Collaborates on abstract and manuscript preparation and revisions. Serves as co-author, as appropriate.

Ensures accurate data entry. Works with appropriate Connecticut Children's personnel to develop plan to access and analyze data from electronic health records. Plans workload and determines data and analysis priorities for research protocols; schedules, assigns, oversees, or reviews work of assigned research staff.

Monitors and ensures quality of statistical analysis in accordance with Connecticut Children's policies and standards, IRB, and state/federal regulations.

Assists with expanding research into new directions, modifying and improving methodologies as needed to attain specific objectives cooperatively with investigators. Masters new statistical/analytical techniques, such as machine learning. Helps to identify and access relevant secondary databases for analyses by PIs. Collaborates and works as a team with other research staff across the organization's research infrastructure. Serves as a senior resource and mentor to PIs, fellows, residents, students, nurses, research assistants, database managers, and research staff regarding research data analysis, interpretation, and presentation.

Supports grant development, including grant writing, reporting, and management of grant activity to ensure continued program funding.

Evaluate program effectiveness and performance at the request of investigators.

Maintains professional expertise through involvement in professional organizations and continuing education programs.

Demonstrates support for the mission, values, and goals of the organization through core behaviors consistent with Connecticut Children's Medical Center Standards.

Qualifications: Masters in Biostatistics, with a record of successful communication with investigators, and the ability to work effectively in a clinical and academic setting. Degrees in other areas may be substituted on a case-by- case basis.

Organization Description: Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is committed to discovery through research. Our research is focused on such topics as solid tumors, regenerative medicine, therapy for children with ulcerative colitis, necrotizing enterocolitis, early predictors of heart damage in pediatric cancer patients, the reduction of congenital syphilis in Haiti and Columbia, and much more. Over the past several years, Connecticut Children’s has experienced remarkable growth and expansion in our research enterprise. Our combined faculty regularly present their findings at multiple regional, national and international venues, publish their work in peer-reviewed journals and produce several book chapters.

Closing Date: 5/6/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Lynne Murray,  Biostatistician
Contact Location: 282 Washington Street

Hartford   CT  06106
United States
Contact Location: 282 Washington Street
 
  Hartford   CT  06106
  United States
Contact Phone: 860-837-6120 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: lmurray01@connecticutchildrens.org
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How to Apply: Apply at: https://recruiting.adp.com/srccar/public/RTI. home?c=1122041&d=External&r=5000251419306#/

Additional Information: Connecticut Children’s offers excellent benefits including 403(b) with employer match, health and dental insurance choices, educational assistance, free parking, paid time-off, and more.

For more information, visit www.connecticutchildrens.org or connect with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/connecticutchildrens and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ctchildrens.

Web Site Delete Date: 5/6/2018