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Job Req ID:  82564

Sr. Biostatistician

We are seeking to hire a full-time Senior Biostatistician  for the Johns Hopkins University research unit of the multi-center Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Active collaboration with ARIC investigators to design analyses of study data for papers, grants, and presentations.
  • Conduct of analyses for cross-sectional, cohort, and case-cohort study designs.
  • Assisting in the interpretation and writing of statistical results for manuscripts and other reports.
  • Assisting in developing, writing and implementing statistical analysis plans.
  • Guide faculty and students in appropriate use of the data including documentation of information on a shared network drive and collaboration with administrative and IT staff.
  • Collaboration with statisticians at other ARIC Study research units and the Coordinating Center regarding study designs and analyses.
  • Implementation of novel analytic methods when appropriate in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Biostatistics.
  • Participation in regular seminars and meetings of ARIC investigators.
  • Collaboration with faculty members and trainees in epidemiology and preventive cardiology.


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, or a related quantitative field.
  • Three years of related experience required.
  • Experience in statistical analysis using SAS, Stata, R, and/or other statistical package is 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.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 


*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five or more years desirable.
  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills and collaborative research experience.
  • Demonstrated ability on a significant graduate project or additional doctoral education may substitute for experience.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience in statistical analysis using SAS, Stata, R, and/or other statistical package is required.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will have outstanding quantitative skills and a strong interest in collaborative epidemiologic and biostatistical research.
  • Data management skills are important.


Classified Title: Sr. Biostatistician
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME 
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Mon. - Fri., 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: School of Public Health 

Department name: Epidemiology 
Personnel area: School of Public Health


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


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