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Biostatistician II

Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Laboratory and Research
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


Job Summary
The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 100 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists and staff.  Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for thirty-five years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: Advancing Clinical Therapeutics Globally for HIV/AIDS and Other Infections (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT), and the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines.

CBAR has a hybrid work environment which includes a combination of on-campus/in-person and remote work.

Position Description
The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) is actively recruiting a Biostatistician II position to act as a protocol statistician. This position will collaborate directly with medical researchers with minimal supervision from senior statisticians and epidemiologists in the design, implementation, analysis, and publication of clinical trials and observational studies.  The primary focus initially will be on studies undertaken by  Advancing Clinical Therapeutics Globally for HIV/AIDS and other Infections (ACTG). Duties include, but are not limited to, clinical trial and observational review, data collection forms design and review; stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming; data analysis and monitoring; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff.  This position will also serve on internal CBAR committees.

This position is located in the Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR) within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.  Since 1989, CBAR and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have provided a strong program for growth and professional development of its Master's-level Biostatisticians -- including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings.

Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS/MPH program and 4) Names and email addresses for three (3) Professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term date of November 30, 2027 with a strong possibility of extension.

Basic Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely-related field required
  • 3+ years of related experience required
  • Experience with statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, etc.) required
Additional Qualifications and Skills
The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:
  • Two-year Master's Degree (MA/MS/MPH) program
  • Statistical experience with multi-center clinical trials, or equivalent collaborative statistical experience
  • Highly specialized and technical knowledge of statistical analysis and principles including categorical data and censored failure time data analysis
  • Advanced computer skills and experience with major statistical computing packages
  • Experience with independently analyzing data from clinical trials using statistical techniques
  • Experience contributing to the writing of manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications documenting study findings
  • Experience in effectively collaborating with study chairs, medical officers, protocol specialists and database managers
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Attention to detail, organized, with strong written and verbal communication skills
The following cultural competencies are also preferred:
  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments
  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity
Additional Information
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.
  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
  • This position has a 120 day orientation and review period.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Work Format Details
This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Boston

Job Code
RS0357 Statistician II

Work Format
Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)


Salary Grade

Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Time Status

Appointment End Date

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At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

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