Research Scientist CY

Virginia Tech - Roanoke, VA (10 months ago)

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Job no: 511038
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Statistics
Location: Blacksburg Area, Roanoke Area, Southwest Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Statistic Department at Virginia Tech has an opening for a Research Scientist serving as a biostatistician supporting studies within the health sciences at Virginia Tech. Write statistical methods sections and power analysis sections for grant proposals. Carry out medical economic analyses. Coordinate statistical activities with research project managers. Conduct appropriate statistical analyses using statistical languages (Stata, SAS, R, Matlab), including interpreting and presenting results. Read and review necessary biomedical and clinical research, applying appropriate and contemporary analytic techniques. Write and edit statistical methods sections for abstract and manuscript submissions. Provide complex statistical programming and analysis support for large datasets, including data from electronic health records and claims datasets.

Required Qualifications

PhD in Statistics, Biostatistics or Economics

Significant experience in advanced programming in SAS and R, with demonstrated experience writing advanced SAS macros to generate complex tabular output summarizing results PROC REPORT

Demonstrated experience programming in R, with applications in machine learning techniques (e.g., random forest, K-means clustering, and hierarchical clustering):

Demonstrated programming experience in Stata and Matlab : Demonstrated experience analyzing health care utilization and cost data (e.g., Lin method); Familiarity and experience using Github for reproducibility and version control

Significant experience in the application of traditional statistical modeling (logistic regression, Poisson regression, categorical data analysis, mixed effects and GEE modeling, etc)

Demonstrated relevant work experience in a health-related academic collaborative research setting, with a demonstrated collaborative publication record and experience as a co-investigator/biostatistician on NIH funded grants

Demonstrated stated experience working with large health related datasets (EHR, Claims, Biobank, etc); Demonstrated experience mentoring graduate students or student interns in quantitative research studies

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 25, 2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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Advertised: September 10, 2019

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