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UNIV - Research Associate - Department of Public Health Sciences

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Entity: MUSC University
Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE - COM-Bio Stat/Info & Epidem
Sub Department: UNIV-2203000-Public Health Sciences
Work type: Full-Time
Employee Type: UNIV - Research Grant
Location: Charleston, SC-Main Campus
Categories: Biostatistician
Pay scale: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.

Job Duties:
25Analysis of data from clinical studies: This will include the interim and or final data analysis of datasets of varying sizes that result from the clinical trials coordinated by the DCU. Derived datasets will be created by the biostatistician, validation of analyses and programs will be conducted and reports that includes tables and figures, descriptions of methods used and interpretations of results will be included.Essential
35Participate in study design development: This will include working with the protocol lead statistician and clinicians on proposals in which analysis plans are described, sample size justifications are proposed, and results are presented in a clear and transparent manner for interpretation by the appropriate audience. This will include development of computer simulation programs to examine the design operating characteristics of the proposed designs.Essential
35Report generation for clinical trials: This will include on-going clinical trials require regular reports on data quality, safety and (in some cases) efficacy. The biostatistician will work closely with the study team on centralized risk-based data monitoring and create programs in SAS/R to generate tables and graphics that will assist the study team on evaluating the quality of the incoming data. Reports also will be generated for trial Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings and at the time the study is finished accrual and data collection is complete.Essential
5Creation of public use datasets: As majority of the trials conducted by the DCU are NIH-funded, there is a requirement that the data be submitted to NIH for public use. The biostatistician will create the public use dataset according to the DCU standard procedures and will work with the investigators to ensure timely and accurate datasets are submitted.Essential


Job summary: The Data Coordination Unit (DCU) within the Department of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina invites Master-level Biostatisticians to apply for a position within our group.  The DCU specializes in the design, implementation, management, analysis and reporting of multicenter clinical trials, most of which are NIH-funded.  This position is for biostatisticians with a Masters degree in biostatistics, applied statistics or related fields, and with professional experience in clinical trials.

We are searching for a Master-level biostatistician who will work collaboratively with clinical researchers and biostatisticians, across a spectrum of clinical trial projects.  The successful candidate will have experience in data analysis, clinical trials, and computer simulation. 

MUSC is a drug free workplace.  We are an equal opportunity employer promoting diversity.  m/f/v/d

 

Send statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and curriculum vitae to:

Renee' Hebert Martin, PhD

Associate Professor of Biostatistics

DCU Associate Director of Biostatistics

Medical University of South Carolina

135 Cannon Street

PO Box 250835

Charleston, SC  29403

e-mail: hebertrl@musc.edu


Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 0: Commensurate with experience.


FLSA: Salaried


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A master's degree in statistics, biostatics or related field.

Preferred Education and Experience: A master of science (MS or ScM) degree in biostatistics or statistics is required.  Candidates should be able to work independently, have experience and ability in data analysis and statistical programming, and excellent oral and written communication skills.  At least 1 year of professional programming experience in SAS (preferred), R, and/or Winbugs is required (evidence of experience based on classwork or certifications can be substituted for professional experience).

Advanced level of experience in SAS macro language, Proc IML, R or similar application ande xperience using SAS or other statistical software to conduct simulation studies to assess the operating characteristics (sample size/power) of various clinical trial study designs is desired.


Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.


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The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.