Biostatistician

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

December 6, 2021

Description

Posting Information Department Biostatistics - CSCC-462002

Career Area Research Professionals Is this an internal only recruitment? No Posting Open Date 11/11/2021 Application Deadline 12/06/2021 Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Position Title Soc/Clin Research Manager - Advanced Salary Grade Equivalent GN17 Working Title Biostatistician Position Number 00061366 Vacancy ID P013904 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Permanent If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5

Work Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range $80,000 - $95,000 Pay Band Information

To learn more about the pay band for this branch and role, please see the Career Banding rates spreadsheet.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) is a division within the Department of Biostatistics of the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC (UNC). As the coordinating center for a number of multi-center clinical trials and epidemiology studies, the CSCC provides study design, data management, statistical analysis, quality assurance, and study management services to a broad array of projects funded primarily by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The organization includes faculty from the departments of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Medicine and research staff with training and experience in biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science/data management, and project management. Total employees currently number between 100 and 105. The CSCC is responsible for approximately $32,000,000 in funding for 55-60 contracts and grants, and an additional 65 subcontracts. The CSCC was established in 1971 as the Lipid Research Clinics (LRC) Coordinating Center and has operated continually since that time. To reflect the addition of new studies and expansion into new research areas, the LRC Coordinating Center changed its name to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in 1984. Major research programs currently include the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC); Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN); SPIROMICS II: Biological underpinning of COPD heterogeneity and progression (SPIROMICS II); SPIROMICS GIC Support; Data, Modeling, and Coordination Center for PrecISE Network (PrecISE); Hispanic Community Health Study (HCHS); and Preconceptional health of Latinas and its association with child adiposity (HCHS-FLOR). Information on these, as well as others can be found at https:// www. cscc.unc.edu/cscc/index.php

Position Summary

Description/summary of the position Biostatisticians support data analysis, report production, planning, coordination, and conduct of multi-center research studies. This position will demonstrate expertise in communication and technical knowledge. The degree of specialized statistical knowledge, communication abilities, and the level of original thinking, input on direction and content of an analysis will be critical to the level of independence expected in working on manuscript collaboration and analyses. This position is being recruited for at the Advanced Competency Level under the Career Banding program.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned; or Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and two years of research/analysis, preferably with one year in a supervisory role; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

This position will support data analysis, writing of scientific manuscripts, planning, coordination and conduct of multi-center research studies in the Department of Biostatistics of the School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. A thorough knowledge of applied aspects of observational and clinical study design, data analysis, research data management and statistical programming is required through a combination of academic training and work experience. Demonstration of effective communication skills in the presentation of statistical results in both written and oral form is important. Work experience in applied data analysis using linear and generalize linear models, and survival analysis methodology is required. The demonstrated mastery of SAS program language and statistical procedure skills will be critical to successful performance in this position. Familiarity with the R programming language will also be essential. The employee will need to understand and protect confidentiality of study data to ensure the protection of human subjects involved in the research.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Experience working on complex clinical research projects is highly desirable. Prior experience processing, integrating, and analyzing genetic, epigentic, and/or imaging data beyond graduate course work is desirable but not required. Experience using high-performance computing environments such as Google Platform Cloud? is desirable but not required. Experience in applied data analysis using machine learning methods is also desirable but not required.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

Position/Schedule Requirements Special Instructions

Please indicate in your cover letter how you might contribute to an inclusive climate at Gillings.

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Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please describe your experience with clinical research data analysis. Be specific regarding the breadth of statistical methods you have applied beyond graduate coursework.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe your experience working on clinical trials and/or observational studies. Be specific regarding the role(s) you served in for those studies and the activities performed in those roles.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe your level of experience using SAS, R, or other statistical software for data analysis, visualization, and reporting. Be specific regarding the set of procedures (SAS) and/or packages (R) with which you are proficient.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Manager position.
  • Master's or Doctorate in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position;
  • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 6 years of related research/analysis experience, with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and at least preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
  • BA/BS degree in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position and at least 2 years of research/analysis and preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
  • AA/AS degree in a discipline related to the work assigned to the position and at least 4 years of research/analysis, with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one year in a supervisory role.
  • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 6 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 5 years of experience), with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one y
  • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 10 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 7 years of experience), with 2 years of this being research/analysis, and preferably with one ye
  • None of the above
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