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Manager of Bio Clinical Statistics - AZ - Office of Research and Sponsored Programs


The Manager of BioClinical Statistics contributes to two different areas. In the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), this individual provides statistical leadership, direction, and consulting to assist faculty, staff, students and residents in the research design, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting for research within all colleges of Midwestern University on the Glendale and Downers Grove campuses. This individual also supports the College of Graduate Studies, with designing and teaching the two core Biostatistics classes within MWU’s Master of Public Health (MPH) dual degree program. This includes updating the course material, facilitating the course, grading, and providing feedback to students. This position reports to the Associate Director of ORSP.

Essential Responsibilities
  • Conduct collaborative statistical analysis for biomedical and clinical research projects with faculty/staff, residents, and students within all colleges of Midwestern University (MWU) and the MWU Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute (OPTI).
  • Prepare analysis reports involving tables, figures, and interpretations of results for researchers.
  • Supervise the Statistical Analyst(s) including hiring and performance.
  • Meet with researchers to effectively communicate the results of the analysis. Assist researchers with developing an understanding and correct interpretation of the analysis and discuss additional analysis if needed.
  • Assist researchers with manuscript preparation, including writing statistical analysis sections, results sections, and producing publication ready tables and figures using statistical tools for reproducible research.
  • Review and assist with writing the analysis plans and statistical sampling plans for clinical protocols and research project proposals (including NIH and NSF grant proposals).
  • Perform power analyses for researchers justifying the sample size for Institutional Review Board and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee applications.
  • Answer statistical questions regarding appropriate methodology or software use as the team lead for the statistical support services for all researchers.
  • Create, edit, and maintain relevant course content (lectures/HW/project/exams) for Quantitative Research Methods, Biostatistics, and other statistical analysis courses in the Master of Public Health (MPH) program.
  • Provide feedback and grade assignments for students enrolled in Quantitative Research Methods, Biostatistics, and other courses from older curriculums as needed in the MPH program.
  • Create and give lectures or seminars regarding statistical methodology and best practices to faculty, staff, students, or residents as requested.
  • This position will require travel to the Downers Grove, IL campus.
Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biostatistics or a related field. A Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in a related field is preferred. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience as a biostatistician consultant or statistical analyst is required. At least 1-2 years of experience teaching biostatistics or statistics at a collegiate level preferred. 1-3 years of experience managing other biostatisticians/statistical analysts and project load is also preferred.

Computer Skills

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) required. Experience utilizing Statistical Analysis Software (R, SPSS, or SAS) required. Experienced use of G*Power and learning management software systems (i.e., CANVAS), and SAS OnDemand for Academics desired.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel, talk, and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 10 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level for the work environment is quiet conditions similar to a library or private office.

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and post-graduate education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses, one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, biomedical sciences and veterinary medicine. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance plans as well as life insurance, short/long term disability and pet insurance. We offer flexible spending accounts including healthcare reimbursement and child/dependent care account. We offer a work life balance with competitive time off package including paid holiday’s, sick/flex days, personal days and vacation days. We offer a 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy reimbursement program, identity theft protection and an employee assistance program. Wellness is important to us and we offer a wellness facility on-site with a fully equipped fitness facility.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.




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