Research Statistician Job Description

Research Statistician Job Description

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Research statistician provides statistical advice and consultation to the investigators at NINDS in study design, data management, choice and application of statistical methods, data analysis, and interpretation of statistical results.

Research Statistician Duties & Responsibilities

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Develop a computational pipeline implementing a statistical analyses strategy to test hypothesis of interest and perform such analyses using general purpose statistical software, genetic analysis software and, where necessary, bespoke programmes
Write and develop bespoke scripts for data analysis using unix tools and statistical software R
Develop statistical analysis programs in SAS to create exploratory data tables and listings
Design experiments, , test estimation algorithms
Lead a team of Clinical Statisticians
Predictive modeling, statistical analyses (SAS, R, Python)
Collaborate and meet with Regulatory Affairs and other health scientists to interact with FDA
Work on and lead data related issues in clinical trials
Work with PST Statisticians, Medical Safety Evaluation, to formulate, conduct, and interpret appropriate queries of safety data using interactive safety monitoring tools
Maintain and expand expertise in various computing tools to leverage internal and external data sets to drive decisions

Research Statistician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Research Statistician

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Employers hiring for the research statistician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Technical, Education, Psychology, Graduate, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, Economics

Skills for Research Statistician

Desired skills for research statistician include:

Analysis of variance
Basic statistical design
Categorical data analysis
New statistical methodology
Non-parametric methods
Programming techniques utilized in clinical research and to effectively communicate statistical concepts
Survival analysis
Areas of application through use of the scientific literature and attendance at professional meetings
Organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team

Desired experience for research statistician includes:

Solid coding skills in object oriented programming languages
A strong technical breadth and depth in Statistics is essential
Personal effectiveness and management of a broad workload is important to success, especially as you will have a lot of independence
PhD or Master's in Statistics or quantitative field
10+ years in med device or pharma industry, 3 years’ hands on experience running clinical trials and managing teams
Expert in the field of statistics

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Research Statistician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of research statistician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research statistician
  • Works collaboratively with multi-function teams to complete project deliverables per agreed timelines
  • Provides responses to routine questions from clients, scientific insight when answering nonstandard questions, and independently pursues analyses suggested by the data
  • Experience with statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, R, and/or The Unscrambler
  • Database modeling or programming experience with SQL, R or Python
  • Experience with large data sets and computationally intensive analyses using R and Neteeza
  • BS, MS, Ph.D in research sciences (biology, bioinformatics, chemistry, hydrology, soil, genetics, botany, microbiology)
  • Love working with data
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and working in a fast paced collaborative, team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated experience defining and executing research strategies and programs
  • Advanced skill in the use of MS Excel
Qualifications for research statistician
  • Experience implementing advanced algorithms in SAS, R, or Python
  • Self-motivation and judgment to bring forth high-value projects
  • Self-management skills for timely and accurate completion of competing deliverables
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) , interpersonal, organizational and negotiation skills in a global multi-location environment
  • Some understanding of pharmacoepidemiology methods is an asset
  • Years relevant professional experience with a technical MS degree or PhD

Research Statistician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a research statistician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research statistician
  • Agriculture and/or wine industry experience
  • Create and run recurring analytic and tracking reports, and create and disseminate high-level summary reports on study progress
  • Develop computer programs for importing data to central databases
  • Perform statistical analyses for specific projects and document results in study reports
  • Assist in the preparation of journal manuscripts and abstracts/posters for professional scientific meetings
  • May serve on teams appropriate to cross project research initiatives
  • May contribute to scientific publications, conferences and patent applications
  • Assist or lead in the preparation of research grant applications and proposals by providing statistical expertise writing relevant sections of the technical proposal and providing budgetary input
  • Discussing and providing specifications to the task leader/project director and IT Project Manager for the construction of data files from which these samples are drawn and from which variances, statistical weights, and standard errors are calculated
  • Performing quality control procedures to ensure the accuracy of sampling procedures implemented
Qualifications for research statistician
  • MS/PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field
  • 0+years (PhD) years of related experience with demonstrated skills/accomplishments
  • Ability to obtain a TS security clearance from the US Government
  • Six or more years experience working with/for agencies and/or departments of the US Government (e.g., FAA, DoD, DoE, DHS, Treasury, IRS)
  • Four or more years relevant professional experience with a technical MS degree or PhD
  • Masters degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology or related field

Research Statistician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a research statistician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for research statistician
  • Working with the client on sampling issues, providing technical information on the types of analyses, limitations of the data, and strengths/weaknesses of various sampling strategies
  • A doctorate and or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as statistics, data science, or in a relevant application domain
  • Demonstrated ability to manipulate, analyse and make inference from data
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to incorporate novel approaches and/or create new ideas into scientific investigations in other research fields
  • Analyzes, interprets and reports research data
  • Designs, manages and maintains multiple clinical research databases
  • Performs miscellaneous tasks related to statistical support
  • Provides consultation and education to physicians/researchers on experimental design, statistical methodology and research hypothesis
  • Writes statistical sections of grants and manuscripts
  • Critically evaluate data for quality measures such as completeness, accuracy, and applicability, applying understanding of relevant research area nomenclature
Qualifications for research statistician
  • Proficient with standard office software (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Internet applications) and the ability to learn new computer applications
  • Experience in Mendelian randomisation and or genome-wide association studies
  • Experience with UK Biobank datasets
  • Maintain current knowledge of publications and scientific progress in areas of applied statistics and biostatistics
  • Act and be recognized as an internal and external thought leader in statistics
  • Facilitate efficient knowledge sharing across Elanco to ensure robust problem solving

Research Statistician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of research statistician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for research statistician
  • Solve unusual problems using a combination of appropriate statistics, bio-statistics, and machine learning methods
  • Create technical reports and presentations, describing results with tables, graphs, and software tools in a manner that the client can understand
  • Present research results to clients and participate in scientific conferences, peer review panels, and increase company visibility through publications
  • Support business development efforts led by others
  • May prepare presentations for internal and external audiences
  • May provide statistical consulting to internal colleagues and/or pharmaceutical industry clients
  • Demonstrate practical understanding and recognition of statistical concepts and methodologies appropriate for use in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Ensure internal consistency and assess consistency with other studies, if applicable, and provide certification for the protocol review check list
  • Responsible for sample size calculations for routine studies
  • Author first draft of statistical methods for routine studies, and ensure statistical methods adequately address study objectives
Qualifications for research statistician
  • Make recommendations to product development & research teams, management and corporate strategy related to rationale and scientifically accurate strategies regarding the statistical analysis and scientific design of clinical and drug product experiments in support of development and registration of novel pharmaceutical products for food producing animals
  • Promote collaborative environment and entrepreneurial mindset through modeling of the Elanco values
  • Proactively and collaboratively provide recommendations and guidance to product development teams and management for creative and strategic options for the statistical evaluation of product efficacy, safety and quality
  • Identify and partner with external research or development organizations as appropriate
  • Assist in drafting regulatory submissions and participate during dossier review process
  • Direct involvement in discussions with global regulatory authorities in planning and implementation of development programs and support of active registrations

Research Statistician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a research statistician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for research statistician
  • Work with commercial building domain scientists, engineers and stakeholders to bring statistical expertise to the analysis and reporting of data related critical research issues
  • Contribute to the future direction of data collection, data processing and data analysis in the field of measurement and verification for efficiency programs and technology demonstrations
  • Develop and maintain open source statistical libraries using R and/or Python for automated measurement and verification processes and other building energy analysis applications
  • Contribute to statistical methodology for non-routine studies
  • Provide accurate and timely responses to routine requests from clients and independently pursue analyses suggested by the data
  • Master’s degree in Statistics or Mathematics with at least 5 years of nonacademic related experience in the aforementioned areas of study
  • Design and develop new statistical tools to resolve the automated measurement and verification research questions, including, but not limited to, commercial building’s energy consumption prediction, energy savings uncertainty quantification, time series change point detection
  • Provide support for evaluating energy efficiency commercial buildings technologies by processing and analyzing energy consumption data of field demonstration projects
  • Conceptualize and demonstrate new techniques for building and system-level load prediction, change detection, fault/anomaly detection, and data driven and hybrid data-model driven control and diagnostic strategies
  • Participate in the diverse tasks related to conceptualizing, designing, building, developing, and testing relevant analytical approaches, and tools
Qualifications for research statistician
  • Monitor and ensure appropriate quality standards are maintained at all times
  • Provide data in a timely fashion to ensure accurate tracking of project budgets and timelines
  • Ensure scientific integrity and animal welfare in all activities
  • Clinical study design experience through 3 months internship in industry or academia
  • Familiar with GCP / GLP process, documentation and execution highly desired
  • Animal Health or Pharmaceutical experience preferred

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