Biostatistician I/II

 
  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • May 14, 2024
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biostatistics Analyst I/II

Job Description:

The UF Health Cancer Center is the 72nd NCI designated cancer center and the only one at a public university in the State of Florida. As a matrix cancer center, we span 11 of the University of Florida's 16 colleges, pulling together a world-class, multi-disciplinary membership of over 330 faculty and 150 staff to address the challenges of the cancer burden faced by the population we serve as we work together to find a cure.

As a Masters' Level Biostatistician at the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), you will be responsible for data management and statistical analyses for publications, presentations and grants submissions for a team of cancer researchers. Successful candidates will require diverse skills in data management and statistical methods attained at the graduate level in addition to the ability to work independently, efficiently, and diligently to meet programmatic and project-based deadlines.

In your new role you will be responsible for the following:

  • Providing statistical consultation for principal investigators, co-investigators & other team members from the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC).
  • Providing statistical guidance and expertise for the development of protocol designs, data analysis plans, grant applications, and preparation of presentations and publications.
  • Creating analysis datasets using SAS and/or reviews those programmed by others to ensure quality products; combining multiple disparate raw databases and deriving analysis variables accurately.
  • Producing well documented programs for data analysis for special meetings, presentations, and manuscripts in reproducible manners.
  • Providing statistical review for proposed protocols submitted to the UFHCC Scientific Review and Monitoring Committee (SRMC).
  • Enhancing statistical practices through continuing education activities, such as statistical meetings, webinars, and seminars.

This is a professional level position, ideal for candidates with a graduate degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a related discipline who have begun their professional career post-graduation. Employees in these roles operate as part of our collaborative research enterprise and are fundamental to the progress of cancer research being conducted at the University of Florida. A complete job description will be provided to candidates selected for interview.

Expected Salary:

Biostatistician I: $57,500 - $65,000

Biostatistician II: $67,500 - $75,000

Classification and compensation level will be determined based on individual candidate qualifications, commensurate with education and experience.

This is a TEAMS position, and is eligible for a suite of excellent benefits, retirement options, and paid leave.

Minimum Requirements:

I: A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

II: A Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and one year of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

Biostatistician I:

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science or another related field is necessary to perform the basic functions of this position.
  • Some experience as a research assistant, intern, graduate assistant, or similar in the field of biostatistics, statistics, or another related area of practice is desirable.

Biostatistician II:

  • A Master’s degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science and three to five years of relevant experience.

Qualities:

  • Highly resourceful team-player with the ability to independently and with limited supervision work toward common goals as part of a larger team.
  • Exceptional customer service with a professional, trustworthy, approachable demeanor and strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability and desire to work with a broad range of people and appreciate a culturally diverse organization.
  • Demonstrated integrity, dependability, sound judgment, teamwork and resourcefulness to establish and maintain collaborative, positive and effective working relationships with internal and external partners.
  • Proven sense of professional ethics and conduct, understanding and effective use of Emotional Intelligence strategies and skills.
  • Forward-thinking mentality, actively seeking opportunities to learn, seek out, and apply new knowledge, methods, and information and proposing creative solutions with strong decision-making capability.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Diverse skills in data management and statistical methods (SAS, R, etc.) are essential to perform the essential functions of this position, programming skills (Stata, SQL, SPSS, C++, Python, Excel, etc.) are desirable but not required.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills—in person, online, and by phone—always maintaining a high level of professionalism and commitment to confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and critical staff, both internally and externally, through a variety of communication mediums and venues.
  • Demonstrated data analysis skills with ability to synthesize aggregate data into meaningful operational metric and benchmarking reports and to communicate that data in meaningful ways to stakeholders.
  • Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders across functions to optimize performance and drive projects to completion.
  • Excellent meeting management, group facilitation, and consultation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information, and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

  • Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • List of Three Professional References
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.
Health Assessment Required: No.