The Director of the Biostatistics, Evaluation, Collaboration, Consultation, and Analysis Lab (BECCA) provides advanced statistical expertise and administrative leadership of BECCA*. The Director serves as a lead statistician to support Penn Nursing faculty and student researchers and drive statistical thinking, data interpretation, and disciplined, rigorous exploratory data analysis. The Director develops and implements novel statistical approaches for nursing science including data and precision science and consults with other experts within Penn as needed. The Director demonstrates the ability to evaluate alternative statistical approaches, to make recommendations based on sound statistical reasoning, and to influence non-statisticians to understand and consider the recommended analytical approach. The Director may teach seminars and classes within his/her area of expertise.
The Director is responsible for building and maintaining strategic working relationships within Penn Nursing, with other Penn researchers, and with the broader statistical community at Penn. The Director will partner along with the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation on strategic priorities for management of current and anticipated projects. The Director ensures compliance with Penn's research financial management requirements and reports to the Director of the Office of Nursing Research for all financial aspects of BECCA.
The Director is responsible for recruiting, managing, coaching, developing and retaining BECCA staff. As such, the Director supervises and evaluates BECCA staff, prioritizes and monitors projects across staff to ensure deliverables in agreed timelines, tracks effort distribution for funded and school-supported statistical work, and ensures the efficient operation of BECCA.