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Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Technical/Scientific, Research

Responsible for engaging in College of Health research and serving as a teaching assistant for courses in population health data science with a focus on Python programming. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

1. In support of research, the Biostatistician will focus on analyzing cross-sectional and longitudinal data generated from randomized controlled trials and observational designs

*Research will be done under the supervision of senior level faculty
*This responsibility will comprise about 50% of this role on average over 12 months
*The biostatistician will work on diverse research projects, including, but not limited to, tobacco cessation clinical trials, cross-sectional surveys of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors surrounding COVID-19 and infectious disease modeling
*This person will work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists

2. Plan and lead programming labs during the fall and spring semesters that emphasize how to apply statistical theory to data sets using Python
*Labs will be taught in conjunction with introductory and intermediate biostatistics classes led by a doctoral-level Biostatistician, who will supervise the master’s level Biostatistician
*Hold regular office hours to support student learning
*Population Health Data Science includes instruction in the fundamentals of probability theory and statistics, and guidance and instruction processing and analyzing data using Python 3, Jupyter Notebooks to study real-world population health science.

Grade: 9-40

Position Number: S98170

Special Considerations

This position works with minors

Evening hours may be required if labs are scheduled at that time.

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community


Master's Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Three to five years related work experience

Minimum of 3 years’ experience using Python3, Jupyter, and Git/GitHub for data analysis; ability to incorporate Python 3 and Git/GitHub coding examples into lecture and recitation

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

This person must have a strong commitment to ethical design and conduct of research

A background working with biostatistical, epidemiological, and/or population health data is a requirement for this position

A willingness to learn new techniques and think about data in innovative ways

A strong commitment to teaching excellence

The ability to integrate statistical theory with applications in population and community health

A background working with biostatistical, epidemiological, and/or population health data

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Because of increasing COVID case counts in the region and new information about the characteristics of the Delta variant, all Lehigh faculty and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated unless they receive an approved medical or religious exemption from the requirement.

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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