Biostatistician II

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2020 3:51 PM)
Job ID
Research & Academia - All Openings
Emp Status
Regular Full-Time
Hours per Week


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Position: Biostatistician II


Position Summary


The HSS Biostatistics Core provides comprehensive methodologic and analytic support to clinicians and basic scientists at Hospital for Special Surgery in the area of musculoskeletal research. Under the direction of the Core Director, the Biostatistician II will provide study design and statistical analysis support for a variety of projects of their assigned service/s. This role will contribute to the advancement of research both scientifically and statistically. Scientifically, this position will assist faculty in the development of study design, evaluation tools and methods associated with various projects. Statistically, this position will collaborate and advise faculty on the most appropriate statistical methods to apply to research design and outcomes analysis. The Biostatistician II will also have opportunities for authorship on publications stemming from his/her work. The Biostatistician II will have occasional direction but is expected to work independently on several projects.


Essential Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Assist in protocol development by implementing proper study design methodology, performing sample size and power calculations, and generating randomization schedules.
  • Make recommendations for appropriate statistical analyses and design to investigators and study team.
  • Perform statistical queries, analyses, and evaluation as assigned through the Biostatistics Core.
  • Responsible for accuracy and timeliness of summary reports, tables, and figures to investigators and study team.
  • Collaborate on grants, presentations and manuscripts submitted for publication, including writing methods sections and analysis plans for incorporation into protocol and grant submissions.
  • Contribute to teaching biostatistical methodology to medical students, residents, fellows, and other Hospital staff.
  • Stay informed of statistical techniques as applied to musculoskeletal research issues by reading journals and/or attending courses/programming meetings.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Core by suggesting changes or improvements to existing analytic code, study design protocols, and any proposed analytic methods.
  • Mentor junior level Biostatisticians I.



  • Master's Degree in related field of epidemiology or biostatistics.
  • 2-4 years required (3-5 years preferred) of biostatistical consulting experience, either within the academic curriculum or as part of a consulting service unit.
  • Experience in musculoskeletal research is preferred.



  • SAS is the preferred statistical package within the HSS Biostatistics Core, but candidates with experience in other statistical packages are encouraged to apply.
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in data preparation, descriptive analyses, comparative statistics, and advanced statistical modeling.
  • Possess the ability to facilitate the flow of information through effective written and oral communication.
  • Possess ability to interpret technical medical data and generate sound recommendations to support clinical research efforts.
  • Maintain ability to work independently and take responsibility for timeliness of analytic reports and other deliverables.
  • Provide sound methodologic review to an internal scientific review panel.
  • Demonstrate good organization skills, effective time management, and the ability to manage several concurrent tasks.
  • Maintain a team-oriented approach and possesses the ability to cultivate a positive and collegial workplace relationships – demonstrating integrity and ethics at all times.
  • Appreciate and understand the connection between individual goals, departmental goals and the organizational mission – while continually seeking ways to improve personally and as a team.


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