Statistical Scientist Job Description

Statistical Scientist Job Description

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Statistical scientist provides leadership/mentorship to clinical research scientists or to colleagues in other Clinical Research groups (eg, clinical operations, biostatistics, data management).

Statistical Scientist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Develop innovative analyses to understand drivers and barriers of acquisition, engagement, retention, and satisfaction in areas related to consumer health and well-being
Develop data driven solutions to improve outreach efforts and positively influence consumer related behavior change
Synthesize quantitative results to derive implications and recommendations
Drive data driven solutions and implementation into the CoE’s business partners to help them achieve their goal
Deriving advanced predictive models using available data
Evaluation and interpretation of developed models
Maintain and work with our data pipeline that transfers and processes several terabytes of data using Spark, Scala, Python, Apache Kafka, Pig/Hive & Impala
Leverage your statistical and computational knowledge to build algorithms for calculating variances
Ensure high-quality data and understand how data is generated out experimental design and how these experiments can produce actionable, trustworthy conclusions
Assist senior management in making key business decisions

Statistical Scientist Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Statistical Scientist

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: SAS, HPF, SQL

Education for Statistical Scientist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the statistical scientist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Science, Education, Biology, Genetics, Communication, Management

Skills for Statistical Scientist

Desired skills for statistical scientist include:

SAS computing package
Theoretical and applied statistics
Applicable clinical research regulatory requirements
Relevant Data Standards
Clinical epidemiology
Statistical methods in medical and clinical research
Drug development process
English in a business environment
FDA and other Regulatory guidances and regulations

Desired experience for statistical scientist includes:

Experience with tools and methodologies specific to big data (R, Hadoop, Python, Hive)
Practical experience applying statistical modeling and machine learning algorithms with real data sets
Familiarity with statistical and machine learning packages in python or R
Experience with healthcare data is a plus
Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
Work with development teams to build tools for data logging and repeatable data tasks that will accelerate and automate data scientist duties

Statistical Scientist Examples


Statistical Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of statistical scientist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for statistical scientist
  • Lead the review of RFPs and QIPs
  • Understand the Scope of Work, budget and quote assumptions, estimate the work completed, manage scope, and provide revenue and resource forecasts for single studies
  • Fulfill the Advisor/Lead role for a group of studies or integrated summaries
  • Work within a team of informaticists, programmers, database administrators, and clinical scientists, external collaborators to analyze data from multiple health system partners
  • Conduct data analysis, with primary responsibility for developing epidemiologically sound analytical approaches, designing QC and follow up strategies, and interpreting results to identify genomic variants influencing clinical and biomedical traits
  • Close collaboration and coordination with external health system collaborators and bioinformatics teams in mining EHR and phenotypic data sets
  • Execute the analyses in a timely, accurate and reliable manner
  • Communicate findings clearly to diverse stakeholders and document work for training and replication purposes
  • Keep abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review, conference attendance
  • The Senior Statistical Programmer will gather and interpret user requirements for analysis and programming requests in close collaboration with statistical and clinical colleagues, retrieve the required data, and then transform the data into analysis datasets for further statistical analysis and reporting needs
Qualifications for statistical scientist
  • Proven experience with predictive analytics, data mining of structured and unstructured data, and segmentation within the consumer marketing analytics space
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate results of advanced analytical methods to a broad audience, including senior leadership
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Math, Physics, Engineering, Statistics or other technical field
  • PhD in Statistics (or equivalent degree/knowledge)
  • Director - 10+ years industry experience /Associate Director 6-8+ years negotiating and influencing (pre/early/full-) clinical development programs establishing, with global leadership of the statistical sciences within the development plans, across multiple disease areas
  • Strong disease area and guidelines knowledge

Statistical Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of statistical scientist. 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 statistical scientist
  • The programming analyst will also write programs to analyze data with statistical methods which are not currently available through commercial software packages
  • Key areas of focus may include (1) pre-processing, filtering, and manipulating complex data for the analyses of molecular biomarker data, imaging data, and external data other than traditional laboratory data, (2) technical consultation and analytical support to early clinical development statisticians for exploratory and unplanned statistical analyses, (3) preparation of compliant programming code for regulatory submissions
  • Member of clinical team, collaborating in preparation of Clinical Development Plans and target product profiles
  • Leads cross-functional teams in overseeing the generation of health authority submission datasets and associated documentation and participates in health authority meetings
  • Provide statistical input into and review of statistical deliverables
  • Identify knowledge or technology gaps, and generate ideas to address those
  • Develop and apply statistical inference techniques to support various aspects of an autonomous drilling system (state and parameter estimation, diagnosis, control, and planning)
  • Test and validate solutions through simulations, full-scale experiments and oilfield data
  • Keep up to date and expand your knowledge in the field of expertise and the oilfield domain
  • Engage with business and engineering teams to ensure solutions have a significant impact
Qualifications for statistical scientist
  • Track record in identifying and leading contribution to external white-papers/policy shaping best practice statistical science
  • Has internally and externally strong and established track record of developing/establishing statistical excellence
  • Established experience in leading global scientific improvement/change initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills bridging scientific and business needs – integrating quantitative sciences, strong disease area knowledge and appropriate market/competitive intelligence
  • Strong background in statistical genetics, experience with genetic association analyses
  • Expertise acquired from working with NextGen sequencing platforms

Statistical Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of statistical scientist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for statistical scientist
  • Apply statistical methods to deep analyze business and work as a data guideline
  • Responsible for cutting-edge statistical methods.Research and solve algorithm problems
  • Collaborate with university partners and other scientists and engineers in a multidisciplinary work environment
  • Work with existing “intrapreneurship” and business teams to develop and help commercialize robust models
  • Develop, plan, and co-ordinate programming documentation including programming plans and specifications, as appropriate, for complex studies and groups of studies
  • Provide advanced technical expertise in conjunction with internal and external clients, and independently bring project solutions to SP teams and the Statistical Programming department, for complex studies
  • Fulfill project responsibilities at the level of Project Lead for group of studies or integrated summaries
  • Perform internal training, orientate and induct new staff, and perform role of mentor
  • Provide expert statistical input into and review of statistical deliverables Statistical Analysis Plans and Mock Shells, Specifications for Data sets and Outputs, Data Review Meetings (internal and external), Tables, Listings, Figures, Protocols and Clinical Study Reports ​
  • Supervise staff in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable regulations
Qualifications for statistical scientist
  • Strong computational background
  • Design and build enhancements to existing models currently in-use by Gain Theory
  • Contribute to the development of new models as needs arise
  • Collaborate across Gain Theory, to include the off-shore teams
  • Manage schedules and overall project status to ensure requirements and project deliverable dates are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon
  • Effectively and efficiently plan tasks and deliverables

Statistical Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a statistical scientist. 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 statistical scientist
  • Design, develop, test, and implement SAS-HPF statistical modeling methodology
  • Coach analysts in addressing statistical modeling issues identified in periodic statistical forecast review sessions with business partners
  • Collaborate with Demand Planning business process leads to align business requirements with systems and process solutions that ensure overall Nestle objectives are met
  • Provide analytics knowledge and support to the business process lead network
  • Research, design, development and evaluation of first-of-kind clinical service solutions
  • Creating project plan, and collaborating with a team of research scientists to develop prototype solutions for healthcare KPI and Performance QI Analysis
  • Employ the existing (and develop new) Machine Learning algorithms that can find (predictive) patterns in large multi-modal data
  • Provide innovative solutions for business problems (e.g., by translating complex commercial problems to Machine Learning problems)
  • Creation of extremely advanced technical documents for auditors and government agencies as appropriate
  • Identify data quality issues and drive their resolution with whoever is appropriate for the given issue
Qualifications for statistical scientist
  • Actively manage project risks to recognize/predict potential problems and proactively identify solutions to address
  • Communicate and document project status to team members on a regular basis
  • MS in Computer Science or related technical field required
  • 5+ years related work experience in Analytics
  • Deep knowledge of data mining tools (Python, R, and Vertica) specifically within the area of developing productized analytical workflows
  • Prior knowledge of the advertising ecosystem, understanding of marketing/media metrics, and analytical products offered as a service is preferred but not required

Statistical Scientist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of statistical scientist. 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 statistical scientist
  • Apply and develop robust statistical and computational approaches to analyze population genomic and phenotypic data to enable disease/target/biomarker identification and evaluation, exploring mechanism of action, and identification of genetic causal links to disease or subtypes of disease
  • Work closely with project teams and functional areas to identify and provide computational solutions to address key biological questions, including identifying datasets, formulating hypothesis, developing and implementing analytical solutions
  • Evaluate and develop bioinformatics methods to integrate, summarize and report genetic, genomic, and other omics data, examples include GWAS, RVAS, Mendelian randomization, RNA-seq, scRNA-seq, WES/WGS, Hi-C and many other emerging high-throughput genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics data
  • Accountable for the quality and timely delivery of datasets and displays required for their clinical study reports other asset level deliverables they may be programming
  • Ensures appropriate documentation and QC across the lifespan of the study for all of their programming deliverables
  • Will be knowledgeable in core safety standards TA standards pertinent to their project, may aid in development of standards necessary for their study
  • Overhead work (time sheets/training departmental meetings )
  • You will act as a regional technical expert supporting the delivery of statistical outputs within the area of Biostatics and provides statistical consultancy
  • Develop operational systems and research processes across area of responsibility to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of projects
  • Act as a source of knowledge in area of expertise, defining and communicating important initiatives across departments and functions
Qualifications for statistical scientist
  • Experience in the Oncology clinical trial environment working with oncology cancer data, completing statistical programming deliverables for Clinical Study Reports
  • BS plus a minimum of 5 years or MS plus a minimum of 3 years SAS / R programming experience in a clinical trial environment
  • Broad knowledge and significant experience in developing analysis and reporting statistical programming deliverables (datasets, statistical analysis, report tables and graphics) for research and development projects
  • Significant experience in SAS and clinical trial programming including data steps, procedures, SAS/MACRO, SAS/GRAPH, graphics experience
  • Utilizes and contributes to the development of standard departmental SAS macros
  • Understanding of statistical terminology and concepts

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