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Job Title: Assistant Research Professor (Biostatistician)
Job Number: REQ_0000040987
Organization: The Pennsylvania State University
Posted: 2/28/2023
Type: Academic - Non Tenure Track
Number of Openings: 1
Location: University Park,  PA   
Position Description: The Substance Abuse Research Team within the College of Nursing seeks an experienced team player to serve as an Assistant Research Professor (Biostatistician) on funded projects. This position provides an excellent opportunity to expand research skills and work with an investigator studying substance use policy, health disparities, health services, health behaviors, and other related research.

Successful candidates will be independent self-starters, willing to learn new research techniques, have excellent communication and organizational skills, work well with a team, and ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously. The Biostatistician will work closely with the Principal Investigator (PI) and multiple research team members.

Responsibilities include: Overseeing and conducting statistical analyses, including descriptive statistics, sample comparisons, regression analyses, longitudinal analyses, survival analyses, mixed-effect models, and multivariable analyses. Data curation and assisting with study design development and other research as needed Assisting with research proposals, grants, manuscripts, and presentation materials Making recommendations to the Principal Investigator (PI) regarding preferred analyses and research methods for proposed projects. Presenting analysis results, including tables and figures, and provide a written description of methods and statistical analyses used. Reviewing statistical outputs for consistency and quality.

Qualifications: This position requires a PhD in Biostatistics or a related discipline with 1 to 2 years of experience.

The ideal candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, possess the ability to learn and navigate new research quickly, and enjoy taking on new challenges.

This position requires advanced knowledge and experience with standard statistical analysis procedures with a degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, and demonstrated knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such as Stata, SAS, and R. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is required. The individual in this position must be able to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and excellent communication skills, including the ability to explain statistical techniques and present results clearly. Experience with creating publication-quality graphs, figures, and infographics is preferred.

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Closing Date: 5/28/2023
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Contact Name: Harinie Srinivasan,  HR Contact
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How to Apply: job/Penn-State-University-Park/Assistant- Research-Professor--Biostatistician- _REQ_0000040987-1

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