Senior Statistician/Biostatistician

Battelle - Portsmouth, VA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $74,000 - $100,000 a year
Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Senior Statistician/Biostatistician. This position is located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Position is contingent upon award of work.

Job Description

Establishes data requirements from non-technical customers, writes the applicable code and delivers results in a comprehensible format. Responsible for ensuring the statistical validity and epidemiological applicability of study activities.

Major Responsibilities:
Designs and performs a variety of detailed biostatistical analyses and applies knowledge of advanced statistical software (e.g., SAS) to tasks that involve large amount of data or extensive data cleaning.
Consults with others for the planning of the study, in the analysis of data and the interpretation of findings.
Organizes and manages all statistical aspects of successful research projects.
Provides responsible, competent technical advice to project and operations management.
Support preparation, presentation, and submission of research grant and contract proposals.
Contribute to scientific dissemination of study results to the internal research team, to clients, in peer reviewed journals and in presentations at scientific conferences/meetings.

Master’s Degree in Business/Statistics with at least 12 credit hours of Statistics, Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
Minimum 5 years’ experience in Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
Expertise and mastery of the SAS language and/or other statistical packages.
SAS Certified Clinical Trials Programmer Using SAS 9, SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9, SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9.

All employees will be required to possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense Secret security clearance.


Experience with DATA Step Processing, SQL Processing, SAS Macro Language, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH, CDISC Standards, Data Management with Large Datasets (ETL).
Ability to apply and interpret analytical and mathematical tools through the programming environment to address complex issues involving multiple table structures with complex query designs.

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Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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