HJF is seeking a Senior Biostatistician to support the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) of the Uniformed Services University (USU) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), located at the Rockledge Office in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to SC2i. U.S. citizenship required.
The incumbent provides biostatistical support for clinical and/or laboratory research. Involves performing statistical analysis on data collected from clinical trials and/or research studies.
Guides all statistical aspects of multiple research projects with minimal guidance. Collaborates with principal investigator (PIs), SC2i staff, sponsors, and representatives from regulatory agencies to jointly achieve project objectives and timelines.
Works collaboratively with PIs and other investigators in the design of biomedical research protocols and grant proposals, including writing sections that require statistical input.
Performs and interprets complex analyses without guidance and oversees the analyses of junior staff. Uses statistical and medical understanding to propose and perform additional analyses to meet project goals. Learns or develops new statistical methods as needed.
Conducts or oversees the preparation of data and safety monitoring reports, final statistical study reports, academic manuscripts and other publications, including those intended for regulatory submission. Collaborates with PIs, sponsors, and others to ensure that project results and conclusions are presented accurately.
Leads the team responsible for validating analysis data sets, programs, and statistical output products (tables, listings, figures). Aids in the development of quality control reports of project procedures and data collection, reviewing of data collection tools and data correction procedures.
Writes own programming code, performs complex programming efficiently, using complicated procedures and options. Combines multiple disparate raw databases and derives analysis variables accurately.
May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Experience serving as the primary statistician on interventional and observational clinical trials; advanced knowledge of statistical theory and methods particularly the development of predictive models using statistical and machine learning algorithms; knowledge of medical science and biomedical research. Effective communication including being able to explain methodology and consequences of decisions in lay terms. Strong technical writing skills and multiple and varied prior project experiences desirable. Competent in the R statistical programming language and at least one other (SAS, STATA, or Python); Experience working in Unix/Linux, Mac and/or Windows environments. Experience with relational database design, implementation, management.
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree required in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:6-8 years of relevant work experience required.
Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier III Secret Clearance and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Internal Number: BIOST01518
About Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
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Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.