Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Doctoral degree level training in statistics, biostatistics, or epidemiology (Required)
Minimum Work Experience
Specific Requirements and Preferences
In each of these areas: Grant Development, Methodological Support of all facets of clinical research, Data analysis, and Scientific Publication. (Required)
Conduct of Research
1. Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.
2. Maintain confidentiality of data as required.
3. Plan, conduct, and manage research and/or research intervention projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies in collaboration with a principal investigator.
4. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
Study Design Support
1. Support investigators with the development of study aims and research hypotheses.
2. Provide design suggestions and alternatives to investigators for answering their aims including assessment of appropriateness and feasibility.
3. Participate in grant writing as a collaborator with the principal investigator and write the statistical considerations section of a grant or a statistical core for larger grants such as program projects or center grants
4. Develop the statistical considerations and analysis methods and the sample size considerations for a study. May supervise a staff statistician for actual calculations.
5. Guide the data management team regarding proposed study in terms of database design.
6. Review electronic case report form design to ensure that all evaluations in the study are being captured correctly in the case report forms.
1. Develop the detailed statistical analysis plan (SAP) based on the Division's Standard Operating Procedure for all studies requiring a plan.
2. Perform or oversee a staff biostatistician performing statistical analyses and produce graphs.
3. Summarize results and write technical reports to be provided to investigators, as well as write applicable sections (methods, results) for papers.
4. Assist investigators with the implementation of analysis plans and the interpretation of results in preparation for publications of research findings.
5. Collaborate in producing manuscripts and conference presentations.
1. Develop new methods or new applications for existing methods and new research, independently or collaboratively with other methodologists.
2. Present in regional or national/international conferences in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, or public health.
Contribution to the Profession
1. Participate in peer reviews for journals and review sections.
2. Participate in Data and Safety Monitoring Boards or other oversight committees as the biostatistician member.
3. Be a member of professional associations and when appropriate, contribute expertise and effort to associations.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance