Friday , September 22 2023

UBC Staff Jobs – Biostatistician

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The incumbent will report to the Principal Investigator and may also be directed and reviewed by other members of the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, CICH, collaborators from other departments within the University of British Columbia, and the Global Health community including collaborators in Uganda and Kenya. The Biostatistician (Global Health Research) will be regularly communicating with study staff, students, post-doctoral fellows and engineering collaborators in the academic and industrial fields.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and advises on the epidemiological studies for clinical trials with children and/or women, including randomization procedures and selection of outcome measures in order to achieve the study objectives in collaboration with clinical and research staff.
  • Leads efforts in the integration and addition of machine learning, and other artificial intelligence methods, onto more standard regression-based methods of prediction modelling.
  • Leads efforts in data visualization of child and/or maternal health research data, through the use charts, tables, graphs, maps, infographics, and dashboards.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Prepares global health data from low- and middle-income settings, for sharing in registries, open data co-laboratories, and for merging with other datasets.
  • Drafts written reports of statistical findings from child and/or maternal health related studies for publication and knowledge translation.
  • Leads the statistical aspects of the design of the global child and women’s health research which include grant writing, implementation, analysis, and manuscript writing.
  • Participates in a variety of health research committees related to clinical trials and outcome evaluation activities.
  • Tests for accuracy of health research data utilized for outcome analyses by reviewing data and comparing it to the data definitions and identifying inconsistencies.
  • Trains global health research staff and trainees on statistical software application.
  • Maintain meticulous records of methodology, code and decisions making for all steps of data analysis to ensure reproducibility and transparency.
  • Participates in the assessment and introduction of new data technology supporting digitalization and automation efforts for global health research projects.
  • Writes statistical methodology sections of health research grant proposals.
  • Interprets statistical analyses from child health studies and makes recommendations.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of epidemiology and/or experience in a health research setting.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail within a privacy sensitive environment.
  • Excellent critical appraisal, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong statistical programming skills with standard software, such as R, SAS and STATA.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong data visualization skills.
  • Strong record of contributing to the writing and publishing of scientific manuscripts through the publishing (as primary or co-author) of at least 1 article in a quality journal.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Experience in research analysis, or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a health research, epidemiology or biostatics setting preferred
  • Strong basis in fundamental statistical concepts and methods and familiarity with techniques such as development and validation of prediction models, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, meta-analysis, and hierarchical analysis techniques etc. Knowledge of SQL programming is an asset. Familiarity with Power BI is an asset.
  • Experience in research methodology, data analysis, statistical analysis, or equivalent an asset

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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