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BIOSTATISTICIAN SR


Magnolia Campus, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612

Biostatistics

Full Time

80

Day Shift

M-F 8:30-5:00

Masters Degree

Moffitt Cancer Center is internationally recognized for our focus on personalized cancer care and translational research. The mission of Moffitt is clear, focused, and fully stated in nine words, "To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." With a tradition of excellence that began with the first patient admission in 1986, dedicated Moffitt physicians, scientists, and staff members have remained committed to excellence in an atmosphere characterized by kindness, caring, and hope.

The Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resources Core is recruiting for a Senior Biostatistician at our campus in Tampa, FL.

 

With little to no supervision leads collaborative projects requiring statistical support as assigned by the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource Manager and Scientific Director. Initiates and implements all research design, data processing, and statistical analysis of a research project (including clinical trials). Supports faculty biostatisticians in handling multiple competing projects and deadlines, and assists in coordinating the statistical needs of each clinical trial/project. Performs all levels of data processing and statistical analysis for research projects, creates and implements randomization procedures for clinical trials, and collaborates closely with study team.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Processes data sets. Performs all levels of statistical analysis. Uses statistical, medical, biological,
  • and psychosocial understanding to appropriately identify and propose analyses
  • Documents analyses, creates summaries, and presents results in written and verbal format to requestors.
  • Collaborates effectively with those in a variety of positions including programmers, biostatisticians, clinical staff, and representatives within the business community. Leads the statistical team responsible for randomization, data processing, and statistical analysis. Supports investigators in research design.
  • Writes own SAS and/or R/S plus code, finds/corrects errors, and validates output and results.
  • Prepares statistical analysis plans and performs and interprets basic and more advanced analyses with minimal or no guidance from Manager.
  • Uses advanced statistical as well as medical, biological, and psychosocial understanding to appropriately propose and perform supplemental analyses.
  • Documents analyses, creates summaries, and presents results in written and verbal form to requestors.
  • Writes statistical text for study reports and clinical publications. Prepares methods sections, results sections, and analysis plans for incorporation in abstracts, manuscripts, grants.
  • Contributes meaningfully in discussions of analyses with investigators and faculty biostatisticians.
  • Understands how clinical trial/project results fit in the context of results from similar clinical trials/projects in the broader field.
  • Independently collaborates with investigators, sponsors, and other trial leadership to ensure that trial/project  results and conclusions are presented accurately and without bias. Leads the statistical team responsible for designing and validating analysis data sets, programs, and statistical output products (tables, listings, figures).
  • Works on any phase of a project/clinical trial, from initial meeting with an investigator to final review of a manuscript prior to submission for publication, with minimal guidance from Biostatistics faculty and Manager.
  • Performs complex programming efficiently, uses complicated SAS (or other languages) procedures and options.
  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of clinical trial/project data collection processes and data sets and shares knowledge with collaborators, fellow biostatisticians, and other team members.
  • Provides review and approval of data collection tools, data correction criteria and procedures, identification of critical data fields, and endpoint collection documents with minimal supervision.
  • Understands study data and the intricacies of the process through which it is being collected. Handles and secures highly confidential and sensitive analyses and documentation.
  • Leads in all statistical aspects of a trial/project. With minimal or no guidance, collaborates with principal investigator, co-investigators, clinicians, and external government or industry representatives to affect significant decisions regarding the trial/project, and to jointly achieve objectives and timelines.
  • Understands the scope of work and accurately estimates time and effort to complete each trial/project.
  • Proactively identifies potential out-of-scope activity and brings to the attention of biostatistics faculty or Manager.

 

Credentials & Qualifications

  • M.S (Ph.D.) degree in biostatistics, statistics, or highly-related field of study. At least seven (four) years of experience in applied statistics using public and commercial software packages. Ability to establish and maintain effective collaborative research relationships with others and to contribute to ongoing research projects requiring statistical support and communicate clearly verbally and in writing
  • Expert writer of SAS and/or R/S-plus and/or Matlab and/or Stata code. Able to find and correct errors in others' code. Able to validate output from code written by others

Moffitt Cancer Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, or protected veteran or disabled status. We seek candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.