Biometrics/biostatistics, Data analysis/processing, Methodological techniques (general)
The Senior Research Scientist provides analysis, leadership and support for scientific studies, contract deliverables, data requests, and database maintenance activities utilizing the OPTN database, research analysis datasets and other sources of data as necessary.
Serves as subject matter expert in one or more areas: organ-specific research; transplantation systems; donor and/or OPO programs; immunosuppression; transplantation outcomes; performance analysis; research methodology; or transplantation finances.
Participate in business development activities including meeting with prospective clients, identifying strategic opportunities in areas of value and work with teams to market those opportunities.
Designs and conducts quantitative and qualitative research in the field of organ transplantation in order to complete contract deliverables and other special project of scientific value.
Responsible for the development, direction and execution of research studies.
Serve as primary interface with organ-specific OPTN committees. Provide analytical support and respond to requests from committees comprised of transplant professionals.
Mentor and direct the work of research analysts in support of scientific studies.
Lead and manage highly complex transplantation-related projects.
Research highly complex health issues and review published literature for opportunities for new advances in transplantation knowledge.
Lead project teams and monitor project costs.
Plan/direct the preparation of proposals of significant technical complexity, contract value or strategic importance.
Direct and oversee information gathering; review technical data and information summaries.
Collaborate with other researchers and transplantation professionals on presentations and publications.
Other duties as assigned.
3+ years of experience doing statistical analysis within research studies as a PhD or 6 years of experience with Master’s degree
Demonstrated track record of managing and leading research studies is required
Strong theoretical foundation in analytical methods in required
Expert knowledge of statistical methodologies including generalized linear models, longitudinal data analysis, and survival analysis is required
Must have advanced experience in statistical programming with R and/or SAS
A strong record of publication is required
Must have ability/experience in writing grants and contract proposals
Additional Skills & Qualifications
Experience in organ transplantation is preferred
Demonstrated ability to do independent research
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Self-motivated and able to work independently and within teams
Master’s degree Statistics, Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, Public Health, Health Services Research or other related field. PhD is preferred.
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) is the private, non-profit organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under contract with the federal government. In doing so, we bring together hundreds of transplant and organ procurement professionals and thousands of volunteers. This unique collaboration helps make 79 life-saving organ transplants possible each day. Our system serves ...as the model for transplant systems around the world.
UNOS is involved in many aspects of the organ transplant and donation process:
• Managing the national transplant waiting list, matching donors to recipients 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
• Maintaining the database that contains all organ transplant data for every transplant event that occurs in the U.S.
• Bringing together the transplant community to develop policies that make the best use of the limited supply of organs and give all patients a fair chance at receiving the organ they need, regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, religion, lifestyle or financial/social status.
• Monitoring every organ match to ensure organ allocation policies are followed.
• Providing assistance to patients, family members and friends.
• Educating transplant professionals about their important role in the donation and transplant processes.
• Educating the public about the importance of organ donation.
Our mission is to advance organ availability and transplantation by uniting and supporting our communities for the benefit of patients through education, technology and policy development.
UNOS begins with you. If you’re motivated by meaningful work, we invite you to join our life-saving team.