• Biostatistician

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 1 month ago(5/22/2018 11:31 AM)
    Job ID
    Research & Academia - All Openings
    Emp Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours per Week
  • Overview

    The HSS Department of Medicine Biostatistician provides comprehensive methodologic and analytic support to clinical and basic scientists of the Division of Rheumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in the area of research. Under the direct supervision of the Physician-in-Chief, the candidate will provide study design and statistical analysis support to clinical scientists throughout the institution.



    • Provide statistical expertise in analyzing data for clinical or basic science research initiatives for the Division of Rheumatology’s Centers of Excellence.
    • Review proposed studies for soundness of study design and statistical methodology.
    • Contribute written sections for IRB applications, grant applications, and manuscripts for assigned projects.
    • Write programs to generate statistical analyses.
    • Maintain program library and documentation for the division.
    • Perform intermediate to expert level statistical queries, analyses, and evaluation.
    • Interact with other members of the department and, when necessary, hospital scientists and clinicians involved in the assigned research projects.
    • Stay informed of statistical techniques as applied to research issues by reading journals and/or attending courses/programming meetings.
    • Develop collaborative relationship with hospital researchers.
    • Peer review and suggest changes or improvements to existing analytical and study methods, and reports for validity and limitations.
    • Additional duties as assigned.




    The successful candidate should possess a terminal degree, Master’s degree or higher in statistics or related filed, such as biostatistics. At least 2 years of work experience and/or research experience in a clinical setting is required. The candidate should have the ability to interpret technical medical data and generate sound recommendations to support clinical research efforts. Experience in musculoskeletal research preferred.


    The successful candidate should possess good organization skills, time management skills, and the ability to manage several concurrent tasks. Complete proficiency in Microsoft Office and a statistical software package is mandatory. Candidate should have knowledge of appropriate statistical analysis for clinical research studies.


    Excellent oral and written communications skills are paramount due to the large number of professional interactions that will be required for this position. Experience working with physicians is preferred.


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