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Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 08/18/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 10/29/2017
Working Title Biostatistician
Job Classification Research V
Department Name 93600-UPCI Basic Research Administration
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135458
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Biostatistician. The person in this position will provide advanced statistical support to UPCI researchers under minimal guidance from senior biostatisticians within UPCI’s Biostatistics Facility.

Duties include: independently preparing statistical analysis plans; collaborating with investigators on grant and protocol development and study design; collaborating with clinical and laboratory personnel on the identification and correction of data problems; performing statistical procedures including, but not limited to, categorical data analysis, exploratory and graphical methods, linear and nonlinear regression, mixed models, logistic regression, survival analysis, and nonparametric methods; providing support in the preparation of peer-reviewed publications; keeping abreast of new developments in statistics, drug development, and regulatory guidance through literature review and attendance at seminars, workshops, and professional meetings; adhering to deadlines while handling multiple competing projects; supervising graduate students performing consulting services.

In-depth knowledge of data management systems (such as MySQL) statistical software packages (such as SAS and R) and methods of statistical analysis are required. Familiarity with basic human biology and epidemiology is also necessary. Familiarity with BioConductor and other software for genomic analyses is desirable.

The incumbent must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially the ability to explain statistical concepts to collaborators in a variety of disciplines. Must have a Master’s or Ph.D. degree in Biostatistics or a related discipline.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in Biostatistics or a related discipline required. Thorough knowledge of SAS, R, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint required.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents