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RTI’s Center for Clinical Research Network Coordination (CRNC) seeks a senior PhD-level research biostatistician for design, analysis, statistical leadership and support of clinical studies and research networks. The individual will team with statistical and research staff at RTI, collaborate with researchers externally, and lead tasks within projects. The Senior Research Biostatistician will assist with conceptualization of hypotheses and specific aims, development of study design (research methodology) and statistical analyses, and reporting and publication of research methods and data.
Our collaborative work environment engages researchers to create a diverse portfolio of work in maternal and child health, environmental health, cancer, cardiovascular and other chronic and infectious diseases, and genomics. The position is based in Research Triangle Park, NC; Washington, DC; or as a domestic teleworker.
The successful candidate is expected to develop collaborative relationships with project staff, interact with internal and external clients, and bring innovative ideas, methodologies, and approaches to problems.
Responsibilities will include:
• Collaborate with clinical and other investigators to develop meaningful questions that can be robustly tested to address study aims.
• Design a wide range of scientifically rigorous studies (early to late phase clinical trials, individual and cluster randomized trials, longitudinal cohort studies, registry, observational, etc.).
• Develop detailed statistical analysis plans for interim monitoring and final analyses of study data.
• Oversee the analysis and processing of complicated data using methods such as longitudinal data analysis, hierarchical linear models (HLM), multivariate general linear models, mixed models, categorical data analysis methods, survival analysis, Bayesian analyses and inference, non-parametric methods, and population pharmacokinetic methods.
• Develop solutions to problems where established theories and techniques have not been identified or where a precedent may not exist for procedures to be used.
• Assist or lead in the preparation of research grant applications and proposals by providing statistical expertise as well as writing relevant sections of the technical proposal and providing budgetary input.
• Assist with mentoring, training, and overseeing the work of junior staff.
• Participate in efforts that enhance professional development and scientific stature.
• Publish findings and methodologies in peer-reviewed research journals and lead or contribute to sections of research reports.
• Doctorate in biostatistics, statistics, or related quantitative field and at least 8 years of related experience or a Master’s degree in 12 years of experience.
• Experience working with clinical investigators to design and analyze complex randomized clinical trials.
• Experience in collaborative, multicenter, global, clinical studies preferred.
• Demonstrated evidence of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
• Strong oral and written skills.
• To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.