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Senior Biostatistician

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Executive
Employment Type
Full Time


Senior Biostatistician

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Large Employers in 2023.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

COVID-19 vaccination or a University authorized exemption is a requirement for all positions at the University of Pennsylvania. For more information about Penn's vaccine requirements, visit the Penn COVID-19 Response website for the latest information.

Posted Job Title
Senior Biostatistician

Job Profile Title
Manager E, Research

Job Description Summary
Staff -level Senior Biostatistician supporting Division of Cardiology Studies. Provide support in highly technical areas related to statistical and data management needs. Assist with writing methods sections and power calculations for grant proposals, manuscripts and abstracts. Coordinate statistical activities with research project managers. Conduct appropriate statistical analyses in SAS, R, SPSS, or other suitable statistical software tool, including interpreting, preparing graphs and tables, and presenting results. Assist with periodic reports (DSMB, NIH or other sponsor reports) and clinicaltrials.gov requirements. Read and review appropriate biomedical and clinical research. Oversee various data management projects using the Qualtrics for surveys and REDCap for databases. Coordinate the REDCap Usersgroup meetings and serve as a technical resource for Qualtrics, REDCap and biostatistical software related issues. As statistical and data management demands increase, assist with the development and staffing of a more formal Data Management and Statistical Unit.

Job Description

This position is contingent upon favorable funding.

Job Responsibilities
  • Manage administrative and statistical activities with research project managers. Train, supervise, and evaluate staff within project disciplines. Track work scope and budget to insure the successful completion of the project within the designated budget.
  • Assist with grant proposal development by writing the data analysis plan, generating and summarizing the power analysis and assessing the scope of work and developing the appropriate budget justification.
  • Design, develop, test, implement and document statistical programming in high-level statistical software packages.
  • Develop, document, and maintain analytical data files, with variables derived from primary databases, suitable structured for statistical analyses.
  • Oversee various data management projects using the REDCap databases. Coordinate the REDCap users group meetings and serve as a technical resource for SAS or REDCap related issues.
  • Conducts appropriate statistical analysis, including interpretation and explanation of statistical techniques used, assumptions made, and generalization of results. Statistical issues may be complex in nature and require non-standard programming techniques to resolve.
  • Documents methods and results through memoranda and reports communicating findings to project team members. Write and edit statistical methods section of manuscripts and abstracts for presentations and publications.
  • Attend professional meetings, workshop, and seminars. Read and review appropriate biomedical and clinical research literature necessary for effective collaboration.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, and 7 to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$74,476.00 - $117,086.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family—whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement—and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay


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