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Biostatistician II, Research Office (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req11164

Department: COM Phx Campus Administration

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The Research Office at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix is currently recruiting a Biostatistician II with experience in research. The incumbent will work with medical students as well as investigators using advanced quantitative methods to advise on the design and analysis of various research projects . Good communication skill is required to interact with all types of investigators. Help us build a transformational environment to support future medical doctors and a world class Research organization. If you are a self-directed and self-motivated individual with a positive attitude, good teamwork skills and easily adaptable to a fast-paced and changing business environment, we welcome your application!

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with biomedical
    investigators and medical students and assists in developing objectives,
    designing sampling, randomization and data collection procedures to achieve
    study objectives.
  • Advises investigators in determining
    the appropriate statistical methodology to meet their study needs and
  • Performs power/sample size analysis
    and develops plans for study monitoring and statistical analysis.
  • Drafts the statistical section for IRB
    applications and grant proposals.
  • Participates
    in data collection, database maintenance, and assessment of various databases
    and sources.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for the
    analysis and presentation of data.
  • Analyzes and interprets data including
    selection and application of appropriate statistical methods.
  • Uses various statistical software
    packages and writes statistical computer programs; reviews and summarizes
    analysis results.
  • Designs tables, visual
    representations, and reports for specific research studies.
  • Provides consultation, technical
    assistance, and coordination for a wide variety of medical student and
  • Designs, implements, and coordinates
    study activities and process improvements.
  • Drafts the statistical methods and
    results sections of presentations and publications.
  • Works with collaborators on proper
    interpretation of analysis results.
  • Evaluates sources of existing data in
    order to determine any limitations in terms of reliability, usability and
  • Other
    duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of scientific approach and
  • Knowledge and understanding of the
    principles, concepts, methods, and standards of statistical research.
  • Ability to apply a range of advanced statistical
    techniques in support of scientific research studies and/or experiments.
  • Ability to consult with scientific
    investigators, interpret research requirements, and determine statistical
    analysis strategies.
  • Strong analytical communication, critical
    thinking and problem solving skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a related field
    of study required.
  • Minimum
    of 3 years of relevant work experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Excellent problem solving, organizational, written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities and attention to detail is critical.

* Computer proficiency is required.

* R programming skills are highly recommended.

* Ability to perform statistical analyses of data, prepare written interpretations of statistical results and to integrate these findings into reports and publications.

* Strong motivation and dedication to scientific discovery is essential.

* Previous experience in research.

* Previous training in applied statistics, data mining, and machine learning.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $53,463 - $70,037 annually, Depending on experience

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Data Analysis

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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