Research Biostatistician

Research Triangle Institute
Durham, NC
Closing date
Sep 26, 2021

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Science, Mathematics and Statistics
The Research Biostatistician will assist with conceptualization of hypotheses and specific aims, development of study design (research methodology) and statistical analyses, reporting and publication of research methods and data. Our work environment has other opportunities for collaboration and enjoys a diverse portfolio of work in maternal and child health, environmental health, cancer, cardiovascular and other chronic and infectious diseases, and genomics. The position is based in Research Triangle Park, NC; Rockville, MD; Washington, DC, or as a domestic teleworker.

The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborative relationships with other project staff, interact with internal and external clients, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies and approaches to problems. The ideal candidate will work towards building a track record of statistical leadership and accomplishments necessary to become a principal investigator.

Responsibilities will include:

• Collaborate with clinical and other investigators to develop meaningful questions that can be robustly tested to address a study's aims.
• Design a wide range of scientifically rigorous studies (early to late phase trials, individual and cluster randomized trials, longitudinal cohort studies, case control studies, etc.)
• Develop detailed statistical analysis plans for interim monitoring and final analyses of study data.
• Apply standard statistical and/or data management software package(s) to execute data processing and data analysis activities.
• Oversee the analysis and processing of complicated data using methods such as longitudinal data analysis, hierarchical linear models (HLM), multivariate general linear models, mixed models, categorical data analysis methods, survival analysis, Bayesian analyses and inference, non-parametric methods and population pharmacokinetic methods.
• Develop solutions to problems where established theories and techniques have not been identified or where a precedent may not exist for procedures to be used.
• Assist or lead in the preparation of research grant applications and proposals by providing statistical expertise as well as writing relevant sections of the technical proposal and providing budgetary input.
• Assist with mentoring, training and overseeing the work of junior staff.
• Participate in efforts that enhance professional development and scientific stature.
• Publish findings and methodologies in peer-reviewed research journals and lead or contribute to sections of research reports.


• Doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, statistical genetics or related field.
• 1- 5 years of related experience.
• At least 1 year of data management and analytic experience with SAS/STATA/R in an environment outside the classroom.
• Strong oral and written skills (as demonstrated in a writing sample and possible presentation) are essential.
• To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.

Desired Qualifications

• Demonstrated evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Experience in phase I-IV-drug development studies and/or epidemiologic studies.
• Experience in collaborative, multicenter, clinical studies.
• Expertise in Bayesian statistical inference.

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