The Heart Center in the Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University is seeking a motivated biostatistician with expertise in data science to lead data analysis in cardiac related registries, databases and research projects. The desired candidate will be appointed as an Associate Research Scientist. The Divisions of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery at CUIMC are international leaders in congenital cardiac research initiatives and discoveries. Our team works collaboratively with many departments and divisions not only on the Columbia campus but with institutions throughout the world, making new discoveries and developing innovative technologies and therapies for children and adults born with cardiac defects, and infants and children with acquired heart disease. Our program at Columbia and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is a major center for clinical research involving congenital and pediatric cardiovascular diseases affecting fetuses, children, and adults. Each of our clinical subspecialty areas is actively involved in clinical and translational research protocols to advance the care and improve the lives of our patients with heart disease. Our team currently participates in trials of: several different transcatheter devices; pharmaceuticals for patients with pulmonary hypertension; therapies for heart failure and cardiac transplantation; arrhythmia therapies and implantable devices; and quality outcomes and safety metrics registries. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will be responsible for: 1.Designs, analyzes, implements, and reports findings on targeted statistical research studies; provides consultation to investigators and researchers on experimental design and statistical research approaches, requirements, and scientific standards to advance medical knowledge and improve research in public health. 2.Works with investigators to formalize analysis plans and reporting specifications; advises as to choice of statistical analysis strategies, reliability of measurements and identifiability of models, and interpretation and presentation of statistical results. 3.Builds and sustains collaborative relationships with individuals in different disciplines and serves as subject-matter expert for research teams, internal and external committees, and other constituencies and collaborators. 4.Assists in the preparation of clinical trial documents and reports, protocols, investigator brochures, scientific abstracts, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and responses to requests from regulatory agencies, local Institutional Review Board, and other health authorities. 5.Reviews and analyzes safety reporting, biomarker analyses and other aspects of clinical trial monitoring. 6.Plans and documents computer data file structure; develops, programs, manages, and maintains complex statistical databases; performs or supervises data entry. 7.Uses a variety of advanced statistical software, methods, and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret research data to derive useful information for research data; advises and assists in the development of inferences and conclusions, as appropriate. 8.Develops enhancements to statistical software, as appropriate, by programming new techniques; maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in statistical analysis methodology. 9.Oversees and coordinates the work of statistical support staff, data entry staff, and/or students, as appropriate to the position, on a project, site, or operational basis. 10.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. 11.Participate in writing of manuscripts.
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