The Department of Environmental & Public Health (EPH) has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Biostatistician. Under the direction of the Principal Investigators (MPl; Dr. Scott C. Brown & José Szapocznik), the Biostatistician will provide statistical support for funded (National Institutes of Health; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) research projects within the Department of Public Health Sciences. Will collaborate with researchers on developing, implementing, and analyzing data for major research studies, including those funded by: The National Heart Lung & Blood Institute which examines the relationship of the greenness and social environment to health in ~8,000 participants in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) residing in Miami-Dade and San Diego Counties Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that examines the relationship of greenness to chronic diseases in ~250,000 Medicare beneficiaries residing within Miami-Dade County, Florida. National Institute on Aging which examines the relationship of greenness to age-related cognitive decline and vascular events in over 3,000 participants in the Northern Manhattan Study (NOMAS). The Biostatistician provides statistical support and collaborates with clinical and translation researches on the development, implementation, and analysis of data for research students. Further, the Biostatistician serves as liaison between the department and the research community. Formulates study design, analysis plans and writes detailed specifications for analysis of files, consistency checks, tables, and figures. Manages large data bases: Maintains, edits, cleans, analyzes and reports on complex observation research data involving large administrative and other archival data sets, including but not limited to hierarchical spatial autoregressive analysis Interprets analyses and writes statistical sections of study reports. Prepares results for progress reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications. Maintains and documents studies’ databases. Consults with study investigators on planning and specifying statistical analysis. Provides support to resolve barriers to analysis and consults with other methodologists and statisticians as needed. Functions as an active investigator in studies. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.
This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.
Master’s degree in relevant field
One (1) year of relevant experience. Three (3) years of relevant work experience, preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
•Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
•Proficiency with statistical software packages including multi-level modeling packages, particularly HLM, SAS and R, and Mplus
•High level of organization and orientation to detail required
•Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) and required
•Experience with large administrative data sets is preferred
•Knowledge of advanced biostatistical methods
•Skills in managing and analyzing large data sets.
•Skill in organizing and analyzing longitudinal data.
•Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
•Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.
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