The Johns Hopkins Department of Pediatrics seeks a Sr. Biostatistician to collaborate with investigators on research projects with primary responsibility for analysis and presentation of project data. Design, implement, and manage computerized systems for analysis of complex research projects to prepare scientific presentations related to study results. Specifically, the Sr. Biostatistician will lead biostatistical analyses in the areas of healthcare, medicine and behavioral sciences for the Center for Child and Community Health Research (CCHR) and the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, And Data Management (BEAD) Core. CCHR's mission is to improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, families and the communities they reside in. The BEAD Core provides research support services to faculty investigators and in doing so supports the tripartite mission of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as the strategic objectives of people, biomedical discovery, education and performance.
Design and develop statistical plans and procedures and new statistical methodologies
Produce study reports and tables for interim and final reports to funding agency
Write statistical computer programs and reviews output for consistency and quality.
Conduct or direct biostatistical analyses including but not limited to Longitudinal Analysis for modeling repeated measures data, Categorical Data Analysis for non-continuous data, Survival Analysis using the Cox proportional hazard modeling, Power and sample size calculation, Multilevel (Hierarchical) Modeling and Statistical learning (linear and nonlinear regression, linear model selection and regularization, tree based methods, discriminant analysis, KNN, support vector machine, clustering, PCA), techniques for missing data, etc.;
Conduct data management including data cleaning protocols, QA/QC checks, merging and linking data from multiple sources, etc.;
Provide research support and technical assistance on epidemiologic study designs and statistical approaches to clients of the BEAD core, i.e. faculty and their trainees, and team members through consultations and meetings;
Collaborate with the study team to produce scholarly products including but not limited to reports for scientific, lay and policy audiences summarizing study findings and progress, scientific manuscripts for publication, and presentations and reports;
Ensure data integrity and compliance with security policies governed by HIPAA and the Johns Hopkins Medicine IRB;
Attend study and CCHR meetings as necessary;
Lead the development and optimization of new databases and/or oversee the collection, organization and management of research and program evaluation data in REDCap and other data collection/management platforms as needed;
Other duties as necessary
Assume significant role on research project team, e.g. serves on committees, supervises project personnel, coordinate q/c efforts.
May function in a central data center for a large department, school, or unit
Independent, substantive contact with other internal and external investigators or study staff.
Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, or related quantitative field. Requires a minimum of three (3) years related experience. Demonstrated experience with statistical analyses including longitudinal and multilevel analyses in health required. Must have programming expertise in SAS, R, Python, SPSS, SQL, and/or REDCap. Position requires effective interpersonal communication skills, high levels of organization, initiative-taking and independent work, willingness to collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and demonstrated capability of managing multiple projects effectively and productively.
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