Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
May 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Bouve College of Health Sciences seeks a Biostatistician to join their team!

Bouve College of Health Sciences is comprised of four preeminent schools of study encompassing approximately 1,000 faculty and staff, 5,000 students, and 40,000 alumni.

Please note: The primary work location for this position is the Boston MA Northeastern University Campus Location. Until our full return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process will be conducted remotely- including virtual interviews, remote onboarding and remote work. The remote nature of this position is subject to change in the future and is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the College and this role return to an operational status that supports it.

To learn more about our students, faculty and staff in the Bouve College of Health Sciences see this website :

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Administration and Finance and working closely with Associate Dean for Research and Innovation, the Biostatistician will collaborate with investigators on research projects with responsibility for analysis and presentation of project data. The Biostatistician will assist in statistical design consultation and provide data management and data analysis. This position will contribute to the application of statistical methods, power calculation and sample size, to advance scientific goals and the likelihood of funding of various projects in the Bouve College of Health Sciences submitted to federal organizations, corporations and foundations.

The Biostatistician is responsible for statistical analyses and programming for research projects. The Biostatistician will provide statistical support for the production and review of both derived analysis datasets and statistical outputs, and assist in the development of statistical analysis plans, including power calculation, randomization schemes, and sample size determination. This position will assist in research design and data management review and consultation manuscripts, grant applications and requests for proposals pre- and post-award.

This position will be responsible for providing statistical expertise to support researchers at the College; this may include but is not be limited to quantitative and qualitative analyses, mixed methods, clinical trials, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, observational studies, surveys. In addition, this position will contribute to teaching existing statistical methods courses as well as developing new courses as needed.

Master's degree in biostatistics or related field required. PhD preferred. A minimum of 4-6 years' experience in a similar role required.

Some experience with clinical trials is preferred. Must possess knowledge of quantitative and qualitative-statistics, biostatistics, big-data analytics, epidemiological statistics, and preferably network and data science. Must have demonstrated skills and the ability to develop statistical analysis plans, determine power calculation and sample size analysis, as well as analyze and interpret statistical data and provide final reports. Experience working with health-related data is preferred. Proficiency with SAS, SPSS, R, Cluster Computing, Tableau and other reporting and statistical software is required.

Must have strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work independently, good time-management skills for balancing multiple projects in parallel, strong self-initiative and proven record to deliver project efficiently in a timely manner.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

  • Knowledge of quantitative-, qualitative-statistics, biostatistics, big-data analytics, epidemiological statistics, and preferably network / data science

  • Report preparation skills

  • Ability to develop statistical analysis plans and determine power calculation and sample size Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data

  • Experience working with health-related data

  • Proficiency with SAS, SPSS, R, Cluster Computing, Tableau and other reporting and statistical software

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to work independently, good time-management skills for balancing multiple projects in parallel, strong self-initiative

  • Demonstrated record of delivering project successfully and timely

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    Additional Information:

    Northeastern University offers a comprehensive and competitive employee benefits program for all full-time regular faculty and staff including medical plans, a dental plan, medical and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, retirement plans, life insurance benefits, disability programs, and tuition reimbursement.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Bouve College of Health Sciences values and respects the multiple and diverse identities of our shared humanity across race, ethnicity, class, ability, language, gender, sexuality, age, nationality, and military service. We are committed to enlivening the climate of diversity at Bouve through teaching, learning, dialogue, and relationship building. We seek to nurture inhabitable and welcoming spaces where all members feel that their ideas, voice, and lived experiences matter. We avow that differences in perspectives exist, are to be anticipated, and that respect for our differences is foundational to the universe of ideas that enrich our lives and professions. We are committed to advocacy, inclusion, and justice for all.

Bouve Values
  • Learn. Teach. Learn.
  • Evolve immersive, experiential learning approaches
  • Collaborate across boundaries
  • Focus on individuals and populations
  • Foster inclusion, diversity, equity, and sustainability
  • Accelerate discovery and innovation

  • Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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