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Statistician, College of Nursing

Employer
Rush University Medical Center
Location
Illinois Medical District, IL
Closing date
Oct 14, 2021

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Sector
Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Nursing
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Job Title: Statistician, College of Nursing
Department: College of Nursing
Shift: 1st
Specialty: Statistics
Job Number: 2021-2665
Date Posted: 07/28/2021
Position Type: University

*Job Qualifications:*

Statistician, College of Nursing

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Research, the Statistician is responsible for conducting basic to complex analyses of research data from College of Nursing Research studies working closely with study investigators. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Highlights:

Highly qualified candidates may also be eligible for a faculty appointment at the appropriate rank to collaborate with research faculty in mentoring College of Nursing graduate and postdoc students on research design and methods, data analytic approaches, grant applications/proposals, and publications; in addition to consulting on dissertation research, serving on doctoral committees, and teaching graduate level statistics. With a faculty appointment service on university, college, and departmental or other academic committees is required.

Position Responsibilities:

Independently writes and runs statistical programs to provide descriptive summaries of database files, including frequencies, lists, and plots; examines data to track down potential data inconsistencies.
Independently writes and runs programs to carry out statistical analyses of biomedical data including categorical data, generalized linear models, longitudinal data, nonparametric and parametric tests, and graphical analyses.
Independently documents datasets, programs, and output clearly to permit their checking and use by other biostatistics personnel.
Assists faculty researchers with scientific design considerations such as obtaining power analyses for grant proposals, recommending appropriate statistical methods for the analysis of data, and writing and conducting plans for statistical analyses of research grants data.
Determines content based on project needs; prepares clear and written summaries of analyses for research faculty and staff.
Compiles and communicates research results and interpretations. Participates in writing and preparing tables and figures of data and statistical results for presentations, publications, and grant proposals.
Continually learns to use and apply new statistical techniques necessary to meet the demands of funded studies.
Participates as a contributing member of the Office of Nursing Research team by assisting with short-term and long-term projects to improve the funding success rates of faculty and students.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

Master's degree in an applied health field required.
At least five years of related work experience and/or proficiency in biostatistics required.
Expertise in research design, multivariate general linear modeling, longitudinal modeling, structural equation modeling, and generalized linear modeling.
Proficiency in statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, and R.
Strong written communication skills including the ability to write clear, structured statistical assessments in health-related areas for grant proposals, manuscripts, presentations, and reports.
Ability to function in a team environment.
Attention to detail.
Ability to prioritize workload and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

PhD in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field with proficiency in biostatistics.
Five years of supervisory work with data managers and consulting with faculty, doctoral students, and post-doc students on data entry, verification activities, statistical programming, data management, data quality control, design of study databases, and analysis.
Experience in successfully obtaining external funding with faculty and serving as a PI/Co-PI on a variety of research projects.

Company Highlights:
Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.
Rush University's Doctor of Nursing program is ranked in the top four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Rush University's Pediatric Nurse Practitioner program is ranked in the top four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Rush University's Clinical Nurse Leader program is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Rush University's Nursing Administration program is ranked in the top four in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
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