The Department of Family Medicine in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Research Coordinator (Biostatistician). This Fixed Term Recurring Part-time position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
The Research Coordinator reports to the Research Manager, Department of Family Medicine. This project requires: management of multiple concurrent projects, performance of complex biostatistical analysis and advice on biostatistical analysis to the Department. The incumbent determines their own work schedule to complete projects by deadlines.
There are stringent deadlines to meet for resident research projects from January - March. As well, faculty often require quick turn-around of biostatistical consultations and analysis. The incumbent also: works in an environment where there is ambiguity and shifting priorities, works in a self-directed environment that requires a high degree of creativity, and deals with team members whom do not understand statistics and require complex statistics explained in layman terms. They are also able to undertake reasonable travel to attend meetings and undertake data collection, etc. Flexibility in hours worked is also required.
This is a recurring part-time position. Recurring part-time employees are hourly employee engaged to perform work on an irregular schedule.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):
Provides quality biostatistical consultation to all members (faculty, staff, and residents) of the Department of Family Medicine as assigned by the Research Manager
Plans and undertakes sophisticated data analyses for multiple research projects, which includes: researching to determine the optimal statistical analysis given the specifics and limitations of the data; learning the techniques to undertake the analysis; undertaking the analysis (including data cleaning and manipulation); interpreting the results; preparing summary of the analysis for review. This work requires considerable skills in both programming (given the complexity of the analysis), which includes multivariate analyses with complex models including hierarchical modeling
Applies expertise to create education modules in statistical methods, sample size calculations, and provides feedback on research designs, statistical analysis plans, data collection and abstraction tools, statistical analyses, tables, graphs and figures, and statistical analysis reports, and reviews of project grants, presentations and publications
Contributes to writing of reports and manuscripts for publication, including statistical analysis and results sections
Uses professional judgment in reviewing work to ensure integrity and quality
Works independently and completes projects on time
Qualifications / Requirements:
PhD student in statistics or biostatistics preferred or a Masters degree with 2-3 years experience
Extensive knowledge in the application of biostatistical methods in a healthcare research setting
Understanding of complex study designs such as matched case, cluster designs, and longitudinal cohorts which require statistical approaches accounting for variable dependencies
Experience applying statistical methods such as classic stratified analyses, nonparametric methods, generalized linear models, generalized estimating equations, generalized linear mixed models, and survival methods
Successful completion of research methods courses (especially related to clinical epidemiology)
Experience working as a member of a research team
Experience writing grants, statistical analysis plans
Authorship in a professional or scholarly journal
Application Deadline: March 15, 2021
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/Advisor Job Family, Phase II.
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