Statistician I

Posting Number: #027-21

Position Title: Statistician I

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Monrovia, CA

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Program Summary

Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a project of PHI, is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) supported clinical trials cooperative group, and the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. Clinical research is conducted at more than 200 member institutions, which are leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. COG’s over 9,000 multi-disciplinary cancer researchers, affiliated with the network of member institutions, provide access to state-of-the-art therapies and the collective expertise of world-renowned pediatric specialists to children with cancer, regardless of where they live. Today, more than 90% of 14,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer each year in the US are cared for at Children’s Oncology Group member institutions.

Position Summary

The Statistician supports research efforts in the study of new treatments and cures for childhood cancer. 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.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Computerized Data Management-Manipulate data records from a database management system, using appropriate data management computer software, to produce abstracted data files that will be used for routine and special statistical analysis and data reporting tasks.
  • Data Screening-Produce computer programs using appropriate data management computer software to identify any internal inconsistencies or errors in study data, and collaborate with data managers and database administrators in resolving these errors prior to formal statistical analysis and computer report generation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Report Writing-Produce written reports of statistical analyses that 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.
  • 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.
  • Study Committee Support-Participate in study committee discussions of study design and status, and provide data and other information in support of these discussions.
  • 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.
  • Travel-travel may be required for up to 2 working weeks per year.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or additional 2 years equivalent experience in statistics.
  • Minimum four years of experience in Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Clinical Research fields with extensive application to the analysis of research data.
  • Possess a high level of proficiency with computing and computerized statistical analysis in the Windows-based computing environment, and familiarity with the statistical methodology of clinical trials.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able 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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Training or experience in biological or medical sciences.

Important Information

  • This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position.
  • To qualify for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

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