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Job Req ID:  51197


The Department of Oncology, Biostatistics seeks a Biostatistician. This individual carries out, under supervision of faculty members or a Principal Biostatistician, statistical analyses of clinical and laboratory studies.  This individual also participates in the design of clinical and laboratory studies with supervision as above.  Utilizes standard and non-standard biostatistics or bioinformatics methodologies in the design of studies and the production of statistical analyses.  Collaborates with other biostatisticians and investigators in the preparation of presentations and publications.  Functions also include working on methodologic research of the faculty.



  • Consults with clinical and laboratory investigators to determine their needs with respect to statistical design of studies in collaboration with a member of the faculty and/or a Principal Biostatistician.
  • Carries out appropriate methodologic procedures for statistical analysis; overall descriptive statistics; exploratory data analyses, including graphs, summary statistics, and necessary transformations; and confirmatory data analyses, including statistical tests and/or models.
  • Performs sample size and power calculations, generates randomization schema, and prepares statistical sections for research protocols and manuscripts.
  • Prepares written reports of statistical analyses, including relevant statistical theory, references, methods, results, and conclusions.
  • Writes statistical design, methods, and analysis sections for research proposals.
  • Writes computer code to evaluate study designs and to accomplish the actual statistical analyses.
  • Interprets and analyzes the results of statistical analyses. Prepares interim and final reports of studies.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings with study investigators and team.  Prepares progress reports, as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate systems for database associated management.
  • Keep abreast of technical and academic resources related to the methodology of statistical analyses.



Masters degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, or related field.

Minimum of 1 years of related experience required.  

Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.   For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum experience required for the respective job.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experienced in cancer clinical trials and/or other cancer-related studies including study design and data analysis preferred.



  • Thorough understanding of computers.
  • Expert knowledge of procedural-oriented statistical languages, such as SAS, Splus, R, and/or SPSS.
  • Knowledge of other programming languages, such as FORTRAN, PASCAL, or C, is helpful.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in consulting with researchers and understanding their problems.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in the preparation and presentation of reports.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details are required.



Sitting, standing and walking for extended period. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s).  Ability to move standard equipment through a hospital or laboratory/clinical environment.


Classified Title:  Biostatistician

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $52,495.00 - $72,210.00; Commensurate with experience
Employee Group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: School of Medicine, East Baltimore Campus/ Telecommuting due to COVID-19
Department Name: Oncology, Biostatistics
Personnel Area: School of Medicine


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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