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Job Req ID:  17238

Sr. Biostatistician

General Summary/Purpose:

The Sr. Biostatistician will collaborate with investigators on research projects with primary responsibility for analysis and presentation of project data. The Sr. Biostatistician will provide expertise in statistical design, data management, and data analysis. Also, contributing to the development and application of statistical methods to advance scientific goals of various projects.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead Biostatistician with investigators to develop objectives, design sampling, randomization, and statistical analysis plans to achieve study objectives
  • Design and perform appropriate methodologic procedures for statistical analysis, overall descriptive statistics, exploratory data analyses, including graphs, schematic summaries, and necessary transformations and confirmatory data analyses, including statistical tests and/or modeling
  • Design, implement, and manage computerized systems for analysis of complex research projects to prepare scientific presentations related to study results.
  • Perform sample size and power calculations, generates randomization schema, and prepares statistical sections for research protocols and manuscripts
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meeting with investigators and team that require statistical input
  • Design tables and statistical procedures for specific research studies
  • Write statistical design, methods, and analysis for manuscripts and research proposals
  • Analyze data and prepare tables for interim and final reports
  • Develop and apply new statistical methodologies
  • Ensure data integrity and compliance with security policies governed by HIPAA and the Johns Hopkins IRB.
  • Oversight of one or more biostatisticians and project milestones

Prepare progress reports and present to trial leadership


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related quantitative field required, but Ph.D. strongly preferred.  
  • Three (3) year related experience. 
  • Demonstrated ability on significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


This position reports to the BIOS Faculty and leadership.



Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of Stata, SAS, or R (proficiency with multiple statistical programs preferred).
  • Experience in database software helpful.
  • SAS programming proficiency (mastery preferred)
  • R and R markdown programing proficiency (mastery preferred)
  • STATA programming proficiency


Classified Title: Sr. Biostatistician 
Working Title: Sr. Biostatistician  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: $60,342-$83,034 (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Working 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Friday 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10003520-SOM Neuro BIOS 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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