Biometrics/biostatistics, Data analysis/processing
Biostatisticians participate in the development, design, setup, conduct, and analysis of multicenter clinical trials conducted by ECOG-ACRIN and other CSS-based research projects. They participate in the coordination, reporting, and monitoring of studies under the direction of senior biostatisticians and faculty as well as analyzing data from studies and generating reports.
The scope of work and responsibilities correspond to the level and capabilities of the Biostatistician. Biostatisticians with more advanced statistical training and experience are expected to produce exemplary independent work and take on additional supervisory responsibilities as outlined in the online application.
Candidates should have a master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or Biometry. A Masters degree in Epidemiology, Health Services Research, Applied mathematics or related field may be sufficient if all appropriate statistical coursework has been completed, or combination of extensive training in biostatistical methods and experience in biomedical data analysis. Applicants must have a strong background in statistical computing and proficiency with the statistical package SAS (Stata, R, S-Plus are also desirable), as well as experience in the development of statistical code. Applicants also must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, organizational skills, be detail oriented, and have effective oral and written communication skills.
Other qualifications include:
Experience implementing and familiarity with standard statistical techniques for clinical trials of diagnostic imaging, including testing for association, regression and survival analysis, basic study design, and methods for the analysis of diagnostic test accuracy studies. etc.
Familiar with data maintenance and manipulation (variable creation, data checking, etc.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Proven ability to self-organize, work effectively on multiple projects at the same time, and learn complex technical concepts.
Proficiency in a major statistical software package (SAS, Stata or S-Plus). Experience computing in both a Windows and UNIX environment is also desirable.
Experience in Clinical Trials or Biomedical data analysis.
The Brown University Center for Statistical Sciences (CSS) was founded in 1995 to foster research and statistical education at Brown Medical School and the University at large. Center activity and personnel have grown over the years to the present configuration of nearly forty faculty members, staff biostatisticians, graduate student assistants, and administrative and computing support personnel. ...Center faculty and staff conduct methodologic research in Biostatistics and interdisciplinary research in a broad range of areas of Medicine, Public Health, and Biology. The Center is part of the School of Public Health at Brown and is co-located with the Department of Biostatistics at 121 S. Main Street. Starting in 1999 CSS has served as the Biostatistics Center for ACRIN, now ECOG-ACRIN. The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group was formed in May 2012 by a merger that combined the complementary strengths of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) in cancer therapy and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) in cancer imaging. The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health. The Biostatistics Center conducts multi-center studies of diagnostic imaging in the early detection and management of cancer and other chronic diseases. Beyond diagnostic imaging, biomedical research projects at CSS include clinical and epidemiologic studies in HIV-AIDS, neuroscience research, studies in health services and outcomes research, studies in behavioral medicine and cancer prevention, and studies in comparative effectiveness research.
Brown University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively seeks applications from qualified minorities and protected groups.