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Research Biostatistician

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Under direction, preforms health services research by conducting sophisticated statistical analysis for a variety of projects This role contributes to the advancement of research both scientifically and statistically Scientifically, this position assists faculty in the development of study design, evaluation tools and methods associated with various projects Statistically, this position collaborates and advises faculty on most appropriate statistical methods to apply to research design and outcomes analysis The Research Biostatistician also has opportunities for authorship on publications stemming from his/her work

Job Responsibilities

+ Responsible for database design programming, database management and assistance with study design\.

+ Analyzes health care data and health care claims data using basic and advanced statistical methodologies; interprets results for investigators and prepares reports\.

+ Performs sample size and power calculations, assists in the development of randomization schedules\. Writes methods sections and analysis plans for incorporation into protocols, abstracts, manuscripts, and grants\.

+ Writes program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software\. Develops and implements data analysis algorithms\.

+ Prepares statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committees, federal regulatory agencies, and study sponsors \(federal and non\-federal\)\. Draws conclusions or make predictions based on data summaries or statistical analysis\.

+ Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of statistical input into reports and decisions\. Responsible for the relocation, formatting, generation and transmission of data\. Corrects erors in interpretation of results, presentation inconsistency or inference\.

+ Makes recommendations for appropriate statistical analyses and design to investigators and study team\.

+ Contributes to teaching biostatistical methodology to medical students, residents, fellows, and other staff\.

+ Collaborates on grants, presentations and manuscripts submitted for publication\.


+ Master's Degree in related field


Approximately 2 years biostatical consulting experience, either within the academic curriculum or as part of a consulting service unit

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Expertise in statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and or Stata and working knowledge of data management software such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access\.

+ Strong skills in health services research design, database development and management, and statistical programming\.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Standard office work

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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