Job Req ID:  92456

Sr. Biostatistician

Sr. Biostatistician position within the Outcomes after Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) group, within the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Primary responsibility will be implementing best practices of data management, provide study design, and analytic leadership for various complex projects and secondary analyses for publications, presentations and grant submissions. This position will routinely interact with a multidisciplinary team. Must have ability to manage multi-project workload, both development and maintenance. Depending on the task and project involved the position may be expected to lead, work as part of a team, or work individually to complete the work as necessary.

Essential Job Functions:

o Conduct complex statistical and epidemiological analyses of data from multi-site, observational epidemiologic studies and randomized trials of mechanically ventilated, intensive care unit patients

o Collaborate with investigators, with primary responsibility for data analysis and presentation

o Design and implement statistical analysis plans.

o Organize and prepare reports including publication-ready tables and figures.

o Manage computerized systems and data for analysis of complex research projects to prepare scientific presentations related to study results.

o Develop prototype code for a highly collaborative environment and assist with training students, research staff and junior data analysts.

o Participate in regular working group meetings, manage and organize data; develop and implement novel analytic methods, when appropriate, in collaboration with faculty members in the Department of Biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

o Exercise a positive attitude, good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions.

o Proactively seek to improve or optimize work flow and discuss with supervisor as appropriate.

o Able to effectively prioritize and work on multiple tasks with concurrent deadlines and demonstrate excellent time management skills and efficiency.

o Prepares weekly report of work hours and activities for review by supervisor

o Demonstrates and serves as a role model for a positive work environment, including high motivation, positive attitude, and good judgment, tact, and sensitivity in all interpersonal interactions with all research staff, investigators and students.

Scope of Responsibility:

Knows the informal policies, procedures and practices necessary to conduct the normal function of a specific section, unit, or work area. Is aware of the role of the position and its potential impact on the working unit.

Decision Making:

Exercises managerial or professional judgment and assumes complete responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results. Engages in regular and continuous decision making having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service.


Excellent programming skills in Stata, SAS, R, or equivalent statistical package. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational skills. Prior collaborative research experience and proven ability to work independently required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • 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), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, or related quantitativefield, with PhD preferred
  • Three years 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

  • Preferred Qualifications

    PhD preferred. Familiarity with psychometrics, regression analysis, survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and causal inference is desirable.

    Classified Title: Sr. Biostatistician 
    Working Title: Sr. Biostatistician   
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/ME  
    Starting Salary Range: 62,780 - 86,390 - 110,010 Salary (Commensurate with experience) 
    Employee group: Full Time 
    Schedule: M-F, 37.5 hrs 
    Exempt Status: Exempt 
    Location: Remote 
    Department name: 10002817-SOM DOM Pulmonary 
    Personnel area: School of Medicine 


    Total Rewards
    The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here:


    Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
    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 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.

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