Biostatistician

Employer
Westat
Location
MD - Rockville
Posted
Nov 08, 2018
Closes
Dec 20, 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:

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

Job Responsibilities:

· Participate in biostatistical aspects of the design and analysis of clinical trials and other health-related studies, such as contributing to protocol development. · Assist in writing statistical sections of study protocols and statistical analysis plans, including performing sample size and power calculations. · Assist in executing statistical plans for all phases of clinical studies, assuming a support role in creating strategy for study design and analyses. · Assist in translating data analysis plans into specific, written instructions for programmers to execute. · Identify data elements corresponding to requested variables and providing specifications for creating any required composite or derived variables. · Provide support to assure the analytic file is constructed correctly and that documentation is complete. · Review output from programmers for accuracy and interpretation; extracting, annotating, reformatting, and assisting in summarizing computer output for presentation to investigators. · Confirm that documentation of computer programs and analyses are complete. · Support the development of abstracts, presentations, reports, and manuscripts. · Interact 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 2 years of relevant experience is required.
Knowledge of statistical software (e.g., SAS, R, Python) is necessary to implement statistical analyses is required as well as analyses performed by statistical programmers under the guidance of the biostatistician. Candidates should possess strong, verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills, be an engaged and effective contributor to team-oriented work be able to adapt to changing priorities, and demonstrate exceptional organizational skills.  Experience in biomedical or clinical research is preferred. History of co-authorship on articles in scientific journals is a plus. Knowledge or experience with the formation and delivery of FDA compliant analytic datasets and documentation for regulated clinical trials helpful.
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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