Statistician I

Posting Number: #1200

Position Title: Statistician I

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote

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The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being, and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally, and internationally.

Position Summary

The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. The COG unites more than 9,000 experts in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia, and New Zealand in the fight against childhood cancer. An overarching principle of COG is to ensure that the organization’s structure is optimized to maximize the potential for research that improves the outcome for every successive generation of children with cancer.

The Statistician supports research efforts in the study of new treatments and cures for childhood cancer within the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).  The responsibilities of the Statistician include computerized data screening, computer report generation, statistical data analysis, report writing, statistical study design and tasks related to selected research topics in clinical trials methodology.

Pay: $77,939 to $96,566 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $77,939 to $96,566 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Computerized Data Management – Manipulate data records from a database management system, using appropriate data management computer software, to produce abstracted data files which will be used for routine and special statistical analysis and data reporting tasks.
  2. Data Screening – Produce computer programs using appropriate data management computer software to identify any internal inconsistencies or errors in study data and collaborate in resolving these errors prior to formal statistical analysis and computer report generation.
  3. Computer Report Generation – Produce computer programs as needed which will present and summarize study data in ways understandable and useful to COG clinical investigators and senior statisticians.
  4. Statistical Data Analysis – Perform, as directed by and under minimal supervision of the senior statistician, the appropriate statistical analyses required for interim study monitoring, routine study reporting, and manuscript preparation, as required by the research objectives of COG.
  5. Report Writing – Produce written reports of statistical analyses which describe the patient population, statistical methods used, and results and conclusions from these analyses.  Contents of the reports will be tailored to and will be understandable by the target audience of COG clinical scientists or senior statisticians, as appropriate.
  6. Statistical Study Design – Perform statistical analyses, patient accrual estimates, and power and sample size computation necessary for the planning and design of COG clinical trials, as directed by the senior statistician.
  7. Study Committee Support – Participate in study committee discussions of study design and status, and provide data and other information in support of these discussions.
  8. Support of Selected Research Topics in Clinical Trials Methodology – Perform computer programming, manuscript review, and methodological investigations, as directed by the senior statistician, in support of statistical research projects which address methodological problems of vital interest to COG’s ongoing research effort.
  9. Travel – travel may be required for up to 2 working weeks per year.
  10. Performs other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Four years of experience in Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Clinical Research fields, including:
  • Experience with extensive application to the analysis of research data.
  • Experience using a high level of proficiency with computing and computerized statistical analysis (such as SAS, R, Stata) and strong knowledge of statistical methodology of clinical trials.
  • Master’s degree or additional 2 years equivalent experience in statistics or a related discipline.

Desired Qualifications

  • Training or experience with survival analysis.
  • Training or experience in biological or medical sciences.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong ability to work independently under minimal supervision by a Ph.D. level senior statistician in a collaborative environment with COG research coordinators, information services staff, statisticians, and clinical scientists in support of COG’s ongoing research efforts.


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