The Heart Center Clinical Research Program in the Department of Cardiology is seeking a biostatistician to work on various single- and multi-center clinical trials and observational studies underway in the Department. The candidate would work under the direction of a senior Ph.D. biostatistician and would consult and collaborate with both clinical investigators (e.g., cardiologists, psychologists) and associated research staff (e.g., project managers, research coordinators). Duties include development of statistical reports, DSMB reports, and other statistical and graphical analyses; contributing to manuscripts, grant writing, and presentations; and participation in study design, forms development, database development and testing, data quality and checking activities, and related research activities.
Some examples of current research projects include the following: The Department is running two clinical trials to assess the effects of a computer game intervention on neurodevelopment and attention in children with critical congenital heart disease. In a series of observation studies, we are evaluating adolescents and young adults following infant heart surgery with a battery of tests from neuropsychology, psychiatry, and magnetic resonance imaging. The Department is running a longitudinal registry of neurodevelopmental outcomes in infants and young children following their heart surgery. Also, we are beginning a new research enterprise involving neurodevelopmental outcomes following infant heart surgery with an international collaboration of sites from several continents.
Work requires basic knowledge of study design, conduct, and analysis typically acquired through the completion of a Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or a closely related field. Proficiency in R, SAS, and/or other statistical computing skills is desired. Attention to detail, good team work, and communication skills are essential. Interest from applicants with all levels of experience is welcome.
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