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Job Title: Biostatistician
Job Number: 83752
Organization: Emory University
Posted: 1/11/2022
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Biostatistics
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: The biostatistician will be responsible for assisting research projects in the Emory Health Services Research (HSR) Center, a cooperative initiative of the departments of medicine and surgery of the Emory University School of Medicine, which is committed to advancing healthcare access, quality of healthcare delivery, and health outcomes of patients and populations. The staff member would work closely with the Director of the HSR Center, who has active funding in the area of health services research in kidney disease and transplantation, including the expansion of a national registry for early steps in transplant access and several large- scale pragmatic trials to reduce inequities in access to treatment for this patient population. The Biostatistician would work on these projects, in addition to other research by faculty throughout the departments of surgery and medicine related to health services research.

It is expected that the biostatistician would be involved in developing study design protocols and using methods to analyze a variety of research data using epidemiologic and statistical methods. The biostatistician would assist researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and statistical analyses; manages databases, write statistical programs, and train others in the use of methods; provide epidemiologic and statistical expertise in the areas of study design and data analysis to investigators/researchers; creation of statistical graphics, and writing methods sections of reports (including peer-reviewed manuscripts in which the analyst would be acknowledged as a coauthor).

The ideal applicant would work effectively within a multidisciplinary group setting and in consultation with other biostatisticians, epidemiologists, implementation scientists, and other methodologists. The candidate would also work closely with clinical and epidemiologic investigators to determine research questions of interest, data needed to address those questions, and statistical analysis plans.


Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods. Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses. Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems. Provides statistical expertise in the areas of study design and data analysis to investigators/researchers interested in conducting clinical or experimental studies. Works effectively within a group setting in areas of design of data collection instruments, study design, database management, statistical programming, analysis of data, statistical graphics, and writing of reports which include explanations of methods used and interpretation of results obtained. Consults with investigators to determine questions of interest and data needed to address those questions. Determines and carries out appropriate statistical analyses. Interprets and presents data descriptions and analysis results including the explanation of statistical techniques used, the assumptions made and the generalization of results. Documents methods and results through preparation of interdepartmental memoranda and reports. Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


A bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and two years related experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in a research program, such as public health, biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research, or a related field. Research experience involving the application of a series of statistical methods in health science including multivariable regression, longitudinal data analysis, multi-level analysis, time series analysis, advanced statistical modeling, propensity score analysis, approaches for handling missing data, competing risk analysis, etiologic and risk prediction modeling, meta-analysis, etc.. Experience with electronic health record data and randomized pragmatic trial data considered an advantage. Self-motivated, productive, and able to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team with the capacity to manage multiple projects and work concurrently with different internal and external stakeholders/teams. Excellent analytic skills, have sufficient statistical programming experience in SAS, including an advanced certification (R and other languages considered an advantage), and be an excellent writer with proof of past productivity (e.g. coauthorship on peer- reviewed manuscripts). Other qualifications such as data visualization and manipulation, longitudinal analyses, predictive modeling, SQL and AWS experience considered an advantage.

Organization Description: Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone: 404- 727-9867 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD).

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Closing Date: 4/11/2022
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Contact Name: Lisa Flowers,  Biostatistician
Contact Location: 101 Woodruff Circle

Atlanta   GA  30322
United States
Contact Location: 101 Woodruff Circle
  Atlanta   GA  30322
  United States
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Web Address: 101 Woodruff Circle
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Additional Information: NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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