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Company: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia is seeking Biostatistician. Position collaborates with faculty and members in the Department of Public Health Sciences in the Division of Translational Research and Applied Statistics, as well as other investigators in the UVA Cancer Center and School of Medicine, on multiple clinical and basic science research projects. The person conducts programming assignments, writes and reviews code, maintains and modifies programs, and tests and documents modifications. The incumbent also analyzes program performance, and takes action if needed and consults with departmental users, collaborates on and supports research projects, providing study specific status reports, and research publication and grant proposal support.

This is a professional staff position in the Department of Public Health Sciences. The staff person participates in research conducted through the Department of Public Health Sciences across departments in the School of Medicine. The individual in the position is expected to be sufficiently mature to manage their time with minimal supervision. The individual is also expected to be able to prioritize between multiple concurrent tasks as research needs and study demands dictate. The incumbent must have individual initiative and largely work independently, although with weekly status review of his/her work and joint determination of overall priorities with supervisory faculty.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Degree: Master degree or equivalent experience in Biostatistics, Data Science, Computer Science, or a related field.

Required Experience: Some - up to 4 years

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Strong communication skills.

  2. Ability to manage his/her time with minimal supervision.

  3. Ability to prioritize between multiple concurrent tasks as research needs and study demands dictate.

  4. Ability to work independently to perform programming tasks, select and apply appropriate programming methods, and ensure his/her work meets a high standard of quality and reproducibility.

  5. Some experience with data management, statistical analysis, and research manuscript writing.

Incumbent is required to have a basic understanding of his/her discipline including all required certifications as well as a basic understanding of the business environment of a large university system. Incumbent is expected to maintain currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.

Incumbent should have basic skills in software engineering and development and knowledgeable of multiple programming languages, technologies and application areas. Incumbent should have basic knowledge of established programming procedures and programming language; computer flow-charts and of programming logic and codes; current technological developments/trends in area of expertise; and customer service standards and procedures. Incumbents must have ability to identify computer problems and coordinate hardware and/or software solutions; implement and troubleshoot programming changes and modifications; write basic technical instructions in the use of programs and/or program modifications; communicate with and interpret the operational requirements of end-users; investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions; process computer data and format and generate reports; and analyze business requirements and technical requests.

Required Computer Applications:

  1. Programming experience in at least one of SAS, R or Stata required.

Preferred Experience

A minimum of one year of experience in programming and basic knowledge of statistical application. Relevant experience as a student may be considered.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  1. Biostatistical and Epidemiologic analysis experience using relevant statistical methods is preferred.

  2. Experience managing, analyzing, summarizing, and visualizing large datasets is preferred.

  3. Front-end web development or r-shiny

  4. Ability to query and navigate large databases

Preferred Computer Applications:

  1. Experience with REDCap

  2. Experience in multiple programming/ statistical languages preferred (including R, SAS, Stata, SPSS, Matlab, Julia).

  3. Experience with LaTeX and/or Markdown

  4. Git or similar version control system

To apply please go to the UVA job board, search for "R0017271" Complete the application and see below for documents to attach.

This position is restricted and contingent upon the continuation of funding.

Required Application Materials:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration.

This position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Greg Haskins, Senior Recruiter, at

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Virginia, Charlottesville , Biostatistician, Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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