• University of Iowa Health Care
  • Iowa City, IA, USA
  • Oct 07, 2021
Full Time Research

Job Description

University of Iowa Health Care Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine is seeking a Statistician/Biostatistician to support scientific, scholarly and creative activities through scientific inquiry, open discovery, dissemination of new knowledge, administering programs, procedures and policies to assure compliance and to advance research, technology commercialization, or economic development. Support research by applying mathematical and statistical knowledge. Validate statistical research information and prepare specific documentation for publication or presentation. Participate in the design, execution and control of multiple health services research studies in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Iowa City VA hospital. Coordinate and participate in data acquisition, management, processing, analysis, and reporting of research data.

Duties to include:


Advise investigators on alternative statistical methods.

Prepare statistical sections for studies.

Communicate key statistical findings to team leaders and investigators.

Statistical Analysis:

Prepare and review data for validity and accuracy and recommend additional tests and modifications, if necessary.

Create, test and validate programs that generate data summaries and data listings for reports using statistical packages.

Create, test and validate programs that perform statistical and graphical analyses.

Determine appropriate analysis techniques.

Assess the validity of data analytic assumptions for the present data.

Analyze and report on methods and trends in data analysis techniques and apply them to data sets.

Assure data fit models required by the statistical methods.

Create, organize, document, maintain and archive statistical analysis programs, data sets and results.

Presentation/Publication Assistance:

Assist in preparation of grant applications.

Prepare statistical analysis sections for research presentations and publications.

Human Resources/Leadership:

May provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.

May provide functional and/or administrative supervision of staff.

Percent of Time: 100%

Salary: $51,012Commensurate

Benefits Highlights:

Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa

Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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Education Required:

A master's or doctorate degree in a quantitative field such as Statistics, Biostatistics, Economics or Sociology or an equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible work experience is required.

Experience Requirements:

Minimum 1 year using SAS software, including BASE SAS (data programming, merging, storage), and SAS/STAT is required.

Experience with multiple linear regression, logistic regression, hierarchical linear and non­ linear models, and proportional hazards regression is required.

Experience with methods for comparative effectiveness in observational data analysis, including propensity score matching or inverse probability of treatment weights is required.

Experience working with large databases (1 million plus observations) and ability to problem solve issues related to analysis and storage of large databases is required.

Experience preparing results of statistical analysis for presentation at scientific meetings and/or publication in scientific journals is required.

Experience working with investigators of various levels of experience, able to communicate results of independent analyses to investigators, and able to work in a team as demonstrated through previous collaborations is required.

Experience with providing instruction regarding data analyses, statistical procedures, and software utilization to students or research fellows for completion of research reports and proposals is required.

Commitment to and ability to foster diversity, equity and inclusion in the work or academic environment is required.

Desirable Qualifications:

Experience using SQL language for extracting and manipulating medical and other secondary data sources for research purposes is desirable.

Knowledge of Veterans Affairs health systems, data, and research is desirable.

Knowledge of R statistical software is desirable.

An independent worker who is resourceful, creative, flexible, and eager to learn new statistical processes and analytical approaches for investigating hypotheses related to analyses of large databases as demonstrated through prior work experience or related coursework is desirable.

Problem solving abilities, attentive to detail, and ability to work with little direction as demonstrated through prior work experience or related coursework is desirable.

Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner and the ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers is desirable.

Application Process: In order to be considered, applicants must upload a resume, cover letter and 3 references that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.