PA - Philadelphia
Mar 14, 2018
May 28, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a biostatistician to participate with academic and clinical investigators as part of a biostatistical and data management team responsible for the design, implementation, and analysis of multiple clinical trials and other health-related studies covering a wide range of medical areas. This position is based in Philadelphia, PA. 

Job Responsibilities:

· Participating in all biostatistical aspects of the design and analysis of clinical trials and other health-related studies, such as contributing to protocol development. · Writing the statistical sections of study protocols and statistical analysis plans. · Executing statistical plans independently for all phases of clinical studies, assuming a leadership role in creating strategy for study design and analyses. · Translating data analysis plans into specific, written instructions for programmers. · Identifying data elements corresponding to requested variables and providing specifications for creating any required composite or derived variables. · Assuring the analytic file is constructed correctly and that documentation is complete. · Reviewing output from programmers and other statisticians for accuracy and interpretation; extracting, annotating, reformatting, and summarizing computer output for presentation to investigators. · Confirming that documentation of computer programs and analyses are complete. · Writing abstracts, presentations, reports, and manuscripts. · Interacting with Biostatistics, Data Management, Regulatory, and Clinical staff to define and clarify project requirements. · Actively participate in the design and analysis of clinical trials. · Collaboratively develop and write statistical analysis plans for clinical studies.

Basic Qualifications:

· A master's degree in biostatistics/statistics or highly related field and 8 years of relevant experience is required. · Knowledge of statistical software necessary to implement statistical analyses is required.
Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and written communications skills, be an effective team player, able to be flexible when priorities change, demonstrate exceptional organizational skills and able to prioritize workload. You should be conversant with SAS programming, and knowledge of SAS procedures and other statistical software. Experience in biomedical research or health care environment is preferred. History of co-authorship on articles in scientific journals is a plus.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.