Biostatistician I

Harvard University - Boston, MA (30+ days ago)4.3

Job CodeRS0356 Statistician I
Duties & Responsibilities

The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 70 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists and staff. Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than twenty five years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), and the Influenza Research Collaboration (IRC). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines. CBAR and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health provide a strong program for growth and professional development, including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance to professional meetings.

The Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS) was established in 2005 to address two critical pediatric HIV research questions: the long-term safety of fetal and infant exposure to prophylactic antiretroviral (ART) chemotherapy, and the effects of perinatally acquired HIV infection and ART treatment on the health of adolescents and young adults. The network is growing rapidly and has an immediate opening for a Research Analyst at CBAR, within the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (HSPH).

This position will collaborate with a multi-site multidisciplinary team of medical researchers, senior statisticians, epidemiologists, social scientists, and community advisory board members on a new women’s health initiative within the national Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). The primary focus will be on studies undertaken by PHACS, and this position will also serve on internal CBAR committees. Duties include drafting analysis plans for study concepts; data collection forms and questionnaire design and review; statistical programming; data analysis; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff.

Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Unofficial transcript from MA/MS program, 3) Names and email addresses for three professional references, 4) Writing sample

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of July 31, 2020.

Basic Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field required
  • Experience with statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, etc.) required
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Unofficial transcript from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three professional references, 4) Writing sample

Additional Qualifications

  • Two-year MA/MS program preferred
  • Professional experience and/or education in statistical analysis or clinical or biological data, including failure time and categorical data, preferred
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
  • Experience with SAS, or strong background in other relevant packages (e.g., STATA, S-PLUS or R), preferred
  • Experience working within a collaborative research team preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred
Additional Information

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Join Harvard Chan School to support our mission of health research & education and be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country

Job FunctionResearch


LocationUSA - MA - Boston

Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research

Time StatusFull-time

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade056
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