Biostatistician III - Duke School Of Nursing
Company: Duke University
Posted on: January 25, 2023
School of Nursing Established in 1931, Duke University School of
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schools. The school is proud of its overarching commitment to
educating the next generation of nurse leaders and advancing the
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in the expansion of health equity. The School of Nursing has an
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health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient,
responsive care, the health system offers a network of health
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Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness,
and multiple affiliations.
Duke University School of Nursing
HR Title: BIOSTATISTICIAN III
Working Title: BIOSTATISTICIAN III
Job Code: 2682
Job Level: 74
Job Family: JF 05
Performs intermediate and advanced statistical analysis and
programming for research projects conducted by faculty in the
School of Nursing. Manages project responsibilities independently.
Handles multiple competing projects and deadlines and coordinates
all the statistical needs of each project.
This position reports to the Research Design and Statistics Core
* With minimal or no guidance, prepares statistical analysis plans
and performs and interprets basic and advanced analyses. Uses
statistical and practical understanding to propose and perform
additional analyses appropriately and independently. Learns new
statistical methods and applies new skills to future projects.
* Documents analyses, creates summaries, and presents results in
written and verbal form to requestors. Writes statistical text for
study reports and publications. Prepares methods sections and
analysis plans for incorporation in abstracts, manuscripts,
* Writes own SAS and/or R code, finds errors, corrects, and
validates output and results. Performs complex programming
efficiently, uses advanced SAS procedures and options. Programs
analysis datasets using SAS, combines multiple disparate raw
databases and derives analysis variables accurately. Considers
alternative programming approaches to improve quality and/or
* Collaborates effectively with Principal investigator to support
projects under the supervising of faculty statistician. Identifies
potential data problems from analytic queries and takes appropriate
initiative to guide the process of resolution. Demonstrates
thorough understanding of project data collection processes and
data sets and shares knowledge with collaborators and fellow
* Participates in all statistical aspects of a project with minimal
guidance. Collaborates with principal investigator, faculty
statistician, other investigators, clinical research coordinators,
and external government or industry representatives to affect
significant decisions regarding the project, and to jointly achieve
objectives and timelines.
* Understands the contracted scope of work and forecasts monthly
hours expected to complete each project. Proactively identifies
potential out-of- scope activity and brings it to the attention of
faculty statistician. Creates timelines for statistical project
management with minimal or no assistance.
* Collaborates closely with investigators and faculty statistician
to ensure that project results and conclusions are presented
accurately and without bias.
* Provide educational workshops for students and faculty in the
School of Nursing.
* Perform other related duties incidental to the work described
* The above statements describe the general nature and level of
work being performed by individuals assigned to this
classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of
all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so
Position requires a minimum of a Doctoral degree in (bio)
statistics or related field and no relevant experience, or a
Master's degree in (bio) statistics or related field and 2 years
relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree in (bio) statistics or
related field and 4 years relevant experience.
Seven years of experience working with extramural grants and
contracts OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR
A minimum of Master's degree in (bio) statistics or closely related
field and 2 years relevant experience
Contribution to analysis of clinical trials and/or clinical
research projects, and/or participation in preparation of academic
manuscripts or other written summaries of analysis results,
thorough experience with SAS, and solid command of the English
language is required. Desirable experience includes prior role as a
lead statistician on clinical trials and/or clinical research
projects that have delivered the agreed-upon end products on time,
and prior guidance of lower level or less experienced staff.
Strong knowledge of SAS. Working knowledge of SPSS, R, Tableau,
Excel, Access, or other data management visualization, and analysis
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative
and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be
required of positions given this title and shall not be construed
as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and
responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be
directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically
presented in this description.
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