The Research Biostatistician II reports to the Principal Investigator (PI) to provide statistical services for investigators, clinical trials, including performance of statistical analyses, preparation of data sets and writing of statistical results. The Research Biostatistician II is responsible for the performance of statistical analyses, preparation of data sets and writing of statistical results. The Research Biostatistician II is responsible for the statistical aspects of clinical trials including documentation of statistical methods, review of validation checks and providing reports to the Research Team. This position coordinates the statistics deliverables of ongoing research studies, ensures study timelines are met, reviews data for adherence to protocol, interacts with project coordinators to share knowledge of the data and provides statistical programming support to scientific programming personnel as required. Interacts with research scientists, EIS Analyst, study coordinators and data entry personnel in analyzing results, interpreting biostatistical findings, collecting and gathering information for formulating programs. The Biostatistician II will demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the section, and adhere to CSHS compliance plan, code of conduct, and hospital and departmental policies and procedures. He/she may serve as a preceptor for students. Provide statistical services to researchers at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute and to other departments at the CSMC. This includes statistical analysis and programming support of medical research data. Analysis of medical research data includes meeting with investigators, defining the scope of work and making a time estimate for the work, development of an analysis plan, implementing appropriate statistical methods using statistical software, reporting and interpreting results, review of study design, and sample size and power determinations. Statistical services include database design, data management, and data analysis. Will work with minimal supervision from a supervisory statistician. May serve as statistical consultant to the IRB. Provide other related services as required.
Job Description/Responsibilities: 1. Analyzes and interprets findings relating to research and/or clinical trials according to established practices and in compliance with HIPAA guidelines. 2. Performs a variety of increasingly complex biostatistical programming and analytical assignments. 3. May assists or collaborate in preparation of grant proposals, protocol designs, publications, and presentations. 4. Constructs, cleans and manages databases that contain data on family structures, biologic traits and genetic markers. These data will be obtained from multiple sources involving coordination with collaborators from off-campus sites. 5. May train and lead lower level Biostatisticians. 6. Acts as a consultant to the Clinical and Research Faculty regarding research projects, with specific assignments in the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, as well as other departments and divisions. 7. Performs statistical analyses for medical research projects. A complete analysis may include processing data from Excel or other databases into another dataset program (R, SAS), writing programs to manage and prepare data for statistical analyses, writing programs to perform statistical procedures, using standard statistical packages to analyze data, summarizing findings in reports, tables and graphs, interpreting results and preparing them in written report for investigators. 8. Recommends appropriate statistical analyses for clinical outcomes and research questions. 9. Summarizes and interprets statistical analysis findings and prepares written reports for publications, presentations and grant proposals. 10. Provides advice on the design of questionnaires and the design and management of databases; this may include advice on the design of questionnaires to ease data entry, designing of data screens, documentation, data formats, data dictionary, custom data entry checks, and custom programming macros. 11. Provides investigators with sample size determinations and power analysis. 12. May provide ex officio service on IRB committees, including review of IRB submissions for acceptability of sample size justifications.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical rese...arch and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.