We are seeking a full-time statistician, epidemiologist or health services researcher to join an active research program focused on using “big data” to answer clinically relevant questions in the public health field. Researchers with a background in epidemiology, statistics, health services research or related field are welcome to apply to join a general medicine/public health focused research program based in the San Francisco VA. This job involves working directly with UCSF researchers and SFVA Faculty.
Current studies include:
Mimicking a clinical trial using national VA and Medicare data
Examining the role of social determinants of health on outcomes
Research on health outcomes in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder
A new area of research for the lab includes examining the association of cannabis use with health outcomes (see https://phprg.ucsf.edu/), and examining public opinion on beliefs and attitudes towards cannabis use.
Essential Functions and responsibilities:
Providing advice on best statistical approaches to different questions
Contribute to research publications and presentations
Assist in developing pilot data for grant proposals
Opportunities for skill development and career enhancement are available as part of this position. Candidates with a PhD with an interest in academia who demonstrate a clear track record of academic excellence could potentially transition from a staff appointment to an academic appointment and develop an independent research program
Masters or PhD in biostatistics, epidemiology, data science or related field
At least 5 years prior experience in the analysis of clinical data with experience in large database analyses
Experience cleaning data sources based on data collected during routine care (i.e., EHR data)
Experience in scientific writing
Proficient in SAS, Stata or R
Strong computer skills and ability to apply study-specific software
Ability to work with text data a plus
Past experience using VA data a plus
Strong interpersonal, written/oral communication, and organizational skills
Able to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
Experience with a wide range of statistical methods including multivariable linear and logistic regression, GEE and linear mixed models, survival analysis, propensity score methods, multiple imputation, marginal structural modeling and meta-analysis.
Excellent interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
For more information about NCIRE -- The Veterans Health Research Institute or to apply for this exciting opportunity, please visit us at www.ncire.org and select job #18-0084 or you may apply directly, by cutting and pasting the below link into your browser:
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Internal Number: 18-0084
About NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute
NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute has one mission and one goal: Advancing Veterans Health. We are a scientific community of clinicians and researchers and we partner with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) to bring the power of modern medicine to the health of our nation’s Veterans.
Since 1988, NCIRE-supported scientists and clinicians have been at the front lines of Veterans health research, developing novel treatments for the wide range of conditions that affect Veterans of all ages.
NCIRE —The Veterans Health Research Institute is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Per San Francisco's Fair Chance Ordinance, NCIRE - The Veterans Health Research Institute will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.