Come join us in Boston at The VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS), New England's premier referral center for Veterans' healthcare. VABHS is the largest recipient of VA research funds in the nation and ranked #3 among 146 VA facilities nationally for overall employee satisfaction. The Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Trial Coordinating Center is seeking Biostatisticians who are passionate in applying statistical techniques on big data from the national electronic health record to inform medical decision-making.
This position will provide expert statistical and mathematical advice to our experimental and pragmatic clinical trials, which involve patients from Nationwide VA Medical centers and real-time data derived from the National data repositories such as the VA Corporate Data Warehouse (CDW) and the Center of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) databases. Our clinical trials are designed to improve patient outcomes and/or healthcare delivery by supporting a learning healthcare environment positioned to generate and apply the best evidence into clinical practice. In addition to the traditional clinical trial designs, we have developed a platform to embed clinical trials into the clinical care ecosystem (the Point-of-Care Research initiative) which integrates randomized comparative effectiveness research (CER) directly within routine patient care.
The successful candidate will:
Collaborate with planning committees to design and develop the study protocol (study design, endpoints, sample size, methods for analysis)
Present the statistical and data management plan to the scientific review and safety committees
Oversee study activities (data management, study administration, analysis, report generation, study publications and presentations)
Work with a strong collegial, friendly, and talented team of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, data managers, software developers, medical informaticians, clinicians, and study nurses
Have an eye toward the evolving big data atmosphere and will help lead the organization in adoption of innovative tools and techniques for utilizing real world data to support clinical trials
MUST be a US Citizen to be considered for this position
A minimum of a Master’s Degree (in Statistics, Mathematics, Health Science, Epidemiology or related fields)
Knowledge of statistics and epidemiology
Experience using a variety of statistical and computer programming languages (SAS, R, SQL, Python, etc.) for managing/analyzing clinical research data
5 years of experience in clinical research
Ability to effectively lead a team and communicate results, insights and key takeaways
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
If providing care for our veterans is something that appeals to you while enjoying amazing benefits, in addition to working and living in an area rich in history, culture, and recreational opportunities, this position is for you!
Applicants should submit a cover letter and CV or inquiries with “Applicant Biostatistician” in the e-mail subject line to Ryan.Ferguson@va.gov
Internal Number: VABHS MAVERIC
About VA Boston Healthcare System (VABHS)
VA Boston Healthcare System's consolidated facility consists of the Jamaica Plain campus, located in the heart of Boston's Longwood Medical Community; the West Roxbury campus, located on the Dedham line; and the Brockton campus, located 20 miles south of Boston in the City of Brockton.