Senior Biostatistician

MD - Rockville
Sep 18, 2018
Oct 22, 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:
Westat is seeking an individual with strong analytic skills to participate in new and existing national and international clinical trials including Phase 1 - 4, market development, observational, or registry studies- for government, foundation and commercial clients; manage the day-to-day activities of studies involving survey operations, surveillance, biostatistical analyses and epidemiology.

Job Responsibilities:

· Work with senior investigators and statisticians to help design and monitor clinical research studies and to analyze study data for presentations, reports, and publications in scientific and medical journals. · Assist project lead or departmental principals in study design, power calculation, CRF construction, analytic operations and reporting for retrospective and prospective studies. · Work in a team with clinical investigators, senior biostatisticians/epidemiologists, analysis programmers, and data managers. · Transform analysis objectives into a statistical analysis plan. · Communicate with the investigator and senior biostatistician to assure that the statistical analysis plan meets the study objectives. · Perform quantitative data analysis. · Provide specifications to the analytic programmer, review data quality and analysis output and summarize analysis results for distribution to clients. · Assist with writing methods and results sections of reports and manuscripts.  · Oversee the collection, tracking and reporting of data. · Document and monitor study procedures; and overseeing the preparation of analysis files, datasets, and reports for delivery to clients.

Basic Qualifications: · A Ph.D. with an emphasis in biostatistics, epidemiology or a highly quantitative field, plus 10 years of relevant post-degree experience with clinical trial design and analysis is required. · Demonstrated proficiency with advanced statistical analysis skills, inference, and modeling techniques in clinical research. · An understanding of SAS programming language (BASE, STAT, MACRO, GRAPH and SQL).
Qualified candidates must have experience with and knowledge in the design and analysis of complex clinical trials and observational health studies; an understanding of SAS programming logic/code; and experience with writing general programming requirement requests. Strong oral and written communication and analytic skills, strong quantitative skills, administrative experience, and the ability to handle multiple tasks are essential. Co-authorship on articles published in scientific journals is a plus, as is experience in operational aspects of conducting clinical research studies in international settings.
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.

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