University of Utah Job Description
This position provides statistical analysis and programming support for projects within the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
This position requires a Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field, or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and at least five years of relevant experience. Candidates must be familiar with a wide range of basic and advanced statistical techniques and have expert knowledge of at least one statistical programming language such as SAS or R. Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); An ability to work on several projects simultaneously and manage deadlines, and; Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly explain statistical techniques and present data results, are also required.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.
Employees frequently work on multiple tasks at one time and, as such, may have competing deadlines or time constraints. Level III Biostatisticians are expected to interact directly with internal and external customers in negotiating deadlines and completing work in a timely manner.
Employees may encounter concerns about study design, statistical, or data issues in a project they are working on. S/he should seek to understand the issue and thoughtfully research any potential solutions. Employees may discuss these issues and concerns with the principal investigator on the project. If the concerns are not alleviated and the employee still feels that the issues will have a negative impact on the study or compromise the study results, these concerns should be discussed with the supervising statistician.
Employees are expected to actively expand their own knowledge and understanding of statistical methods and programming so that s/he has more tools available to independently complete any assigned tasks. If at any time the employee feels that a particular request or task reaches beyond their own understanding or expertise, s/he should work closely with a supervising statistician to ensure that the work provided is of the highest quality.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required
Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required
Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.
Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.
Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.
250 East 200 South, Suite 125,
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: 801.581.2169 Email: AskHR@utah.edu
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