• Biostatistician

    Posted Date 1 day ago(1/16/2019 4:26 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    COM Biostatistics Faculty Support
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Biostatistician will be part of the Data Coordinating and Operations Center for the IDeA States PediatricClinical Trials Network (ISPCTN). The Biostatistician will provide statistical support to the clinical trials and studies conducted by the ISPCTN. The Biostatistician will be involved with protocol development including estimating sample size requirements and providing statistical analysis plans, data analysis, statistical programming using software such as SAS, R or SPSS, and manuscript preparation, among others. The Biostatistician may also assist the ISPCTN in meeting the professional development goals of the Network. The Biostatistician will work with investigators throughout the UAMS campus and with ISPCTN investigators throughout the Network which encompasses multiple states within the United States, often in partnership with Department faculty members and/or more senior research staff. This includes clinical researchers (primarily physicians), nursing, pharmacy, laboratory scientists, and public health and health policy researchers, among others. The Biostatistician will also maintain a close relationship with informaticists, database managers, and research administrators involved with a study.


    Salary: Negotiable


    This is a provisional position. Provisional positions are funded by external grants or contracts with established end dates. When the grant expires or is not extended, the provisional position will be eliminated. Employees in provisional positions may apply for other positions at UAMS when their provisional position ends.


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy


    Protocol/Grant Development:
    This position will be responsible for assisting investigators develop experimental designs that best address the research question, developing data analysis plans for each specific aim of the study, providing and justifying sample size estimates for the study, and providing appropriate subject allocation plans.

    Data Analysis:
    The Biostatistician will perform data analyses of research data. They will have occasion to work independently in these endeavors, as well as a part of a team under the supervision of departmental faculty. The Biostatistician will provide written reports to investigators explaining the statistical methodology and presenting and interpreting the results. Expertise in a statistical programming language is required, along with a working understanding of databases.

    Educational Activities:
    The Biostatistician will participate in the education activities of the Department as requested. This may
    involve assisting with courses given through the Graduate School and the College of Public Health by means of lecturing, preparation and/or grading of assignments and exams, and hold office hours or help sessions. In addition, the Biostatistician may also be asked to provide “designer” lectures to COM/COPH faculty and staff.

    Manuscript Preparation:
    The Biostatistician will assist investigators in writing manuscripts once a research study is complete. This
    includes writing sections of the manuscript that clearly and accurately describing the statistical methods used to analyze the data. The Biostatistician will also assist in writing/editing the results section of a manuscript. In addition, the Biostatistician may be asked to provide publication quality tables and graphics.

    The Biostatistician will be responsible for performing other duties, as assigned.



    Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field plus 2 years' of statistical experience OR Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of statistical experience required.


    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    Expertise in a statistical programming language, preferably SAS and/or R.


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence

    Physical Requirements

    Stand: Frequently
    Sit: Frequently
    Walk: Occasionally
    Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
    Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
    Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
    Talk: Frequently
    Hear: Frequently
    Taste or smell: Never
    Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
    Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
    Noise Level: Moderate
    Visual Requirements: Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
    Hazards: None


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