Biostatistician Trainee

Employer
Westat
Location
PA - Philadelphia
Posted
Apr 12, 2018
Closes
May 03, 2018
Function
Analyst, Research
Hours
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:

Westat is seeking a student with applicable biostatistics experience to perform work at the Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDMC) of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The duration of this position is 3 months, beginning June 4, 2018 and concluding August 31, 2018. You will be expected to work a maximum of 20 hours a week. Applications will be accepted through May 7, 2018.

Job Responsibilities:

· Assist with developing study designs, sample size and power calculations, and randomizations. · Perform descriptive and inferential statistical analyses. · Participate in statistical walk-in clinics and consultations to CHOP investigators and other research professionals. · Draft technical documentation for data analyses. · Summarize results using tables and graphs for presentation to investigators or for manuscript preparation. · Contribute to abstracts, presentations, reports, and manuscripts.

Basic Qualifications:

· A current Master's or PhD student enrolled in a biostatistics, statistics, or a related program of study. · A minimum 3.0 GPA

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience with analytical, problem-solving, computational, and self-management skills· Working knowledge of SAS, Stata, and/or R
Students must have good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, be detailed oriented and able to work in a team environment. This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship.
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.