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Sr Statistical Analyst

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Job Description

The primary purpose of the Senior Statistical Analyst position is to carry out data preparation responsibilities related to cancer clinical trials and observational studies; develop skilled statistical programs; perform statistical analysis associated with clinical and observational data; and prepare written reports, manuscripts, and grant applications with investigators. This position prepares statistical considerations for clinical trial and observational study designs or grants and performs biostatistical reviews of protocols. In addition, this position makes original contributions to research projects and takes initiative in professional activities. This position also participates in training and supervision of junior statistical analysts.

Key Functions:

1. Statistical Consulting and Collaboration:

  • Compiles, analyzes and reports statistical data for various projects including, but not limited to manual and computer-aided data abstraction/evaluation, clinical trials, observational studies including cancer biomarker evaluations, computerized imaging and bioinformatics.
  • Prepares statistical considerations for clinical trial designs as well as observational studies including cancer biomarker evaluations and carries out complex statistical analyses with minimal supervision.
  • High dimensional genomics, proteomics, and imaging data analyses.
  • Assists faculty in the development of new statistical methodology for measurement and analysis of data.
  • Applies advanced statistical methods, simulation models, and skilled statistical programming as needed.
  • Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists with preparation and distribution of data for committee and scientific meetings.
  • Makes original contributions to research projects and takes initiative in professional activities.
  • Independently attends project meetings with collaborators.
  • Presents findings at relevant meetings both inside and outside of the institution.

2. Protocol Review:

  • Independently participates in the protocol review process and submits formal biostatistics review memorandums in PDOL.

3. Statistical Reporting:

  • Prepares written reports, manuscripts, and grant applications for investigators with minimal supervision.
  • Presents findings at relevant meetings both inside and outside of the institution.

4. Training:

  • Participates in training and supervision of junior statistical analysts.

5. Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education:

  • Required: Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or related field.

Experience:

  • Required: Four years experience with mainframe and/or PC databases, document processing, statistical consulting, and statistical software such as SAS, R and/or S-Plus. Two years experience required with Ph.D.
  • Preferred: Six years experience with mainframe and/or PC databases, document processing and statistical software with extensive experience in statistical consulting, data analysis, design and management of clinical trials and/or observational studies. Experience in biomarker evaluation for risk assessment, early detection/diagnosis, and prognosis. Four years experience preferred with Ph.D.
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1515 Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
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