STATISTICIAN II, BARU-SSRI at Duke University

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Durham, North Carolina





Job Description:


Duke University:



Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.




Position Description




Occupational Summary:


Perform a variety of technical and statistical duties involved in management and analysis of multiple large-scale datasets in conjunction with a research program in support of a statistical function.




Work Performed:

1. Manages several large-scale longitudinal and cross-sectional datasets with phenotypic and genotyping information including (but not limited to such tasks as downloading, updating, maintaining original data, performing data formatting and pre-processing, and quality control procedures. 10%2 Constructs various phenotypic and genetic data files from original datasets as required for specific subprojects including combining multiple disparate raw databases using relevant software. Assists in harmonization of various phenotypes across examinations and different studies. 10%3. Performs basic, intermediate, and advanced level statistical analyses under minimal supervision. Generates required statistical output (e.g., tables, listings and figures) and participates in preparation of papers for publications and presentations. 40%4. Develops own codes using relevant software (e.g., SAS, R, Matlab) and validates results in collaboration with researchers. 20%5. Conducts analyses using advanced mathematical models developed in the research team. Assists in development of new advanced mathematical models and their implementation and dissemination in collaboration with other senior statisticians and researchers. 5%6. Collaborates with Principal Investigator, senior researchers and statisticians regarding data management and statistical and modeling needs. Understands and complies with DataUse Agreements and other relevant regulations related to data management and analyses. 10%7. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein. 5%


The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel for this position.






Preferences


Ideal candidate will have Master degree with 4+ years of experience in statistical analyses of data, or PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, or directly related field with 2+ years of experience. Work requires experience in using SAS in Windows and Linux environments. A working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., R and/or Matlab) and solid command of the English language is required. Prior contribution to analysis of research projects and/or academic manuscripts (especially in genetic association and linkage analyses)is desirable. Experience in working with(and/or developing of) bioinformatics tools such as Bioconductor packages is a plus. Experience in using Medicare and other data for studying biological, pharmacological, and medical aspects of chronic aging related diseases is a plus. Knowledge of other-than-SAS statistical software (R,MATLAB) is a plus. Interest to research on aging is a plus.



Work requires experience in using SAS in Windows and Linux environments. A working knowledge of statistical software (e.g., R and/or Matlab) and solid command of the English language is required. Prior contribution to analysis of research projects and/or academic manuscripts (especially in genetic association and linkage analyses) is desirable. Experience in working with (and/or developing of) bioinformatics tools such as Bioconductor packages is a plus. Experience in using Medicare and other data for studying biological, pharmacological, and medical aspects of chronic aging related diseases is a plus. Knowledge of other-than-SAS statistical software (R, MATLAB) is a plus. Interest to research on aging is a plus.




Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.



Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.



Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.






Minimum Qualifications


Education

Work requires a minimum of a Master's degree in statistics, (bio) statistics or related field and no relevant experience, or a Bachelors degree in statistics, (bio)statistics or related field and 2 years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination or relevant education and/or work experience.


Experience


OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.