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The Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) program at Cedars-Sinai is dedicated to the development of novel drugs and devices to diagnose and treat patients. MAST represents the mainsail of a vessel taking us on a voyage of discovery in medicine and science. This innovative program is working to develop new diagnostics and therapeutics to treat patients with illnesses related to imbalances or alterations in the microbiome. Over the last 20 years, the MAST team has made many discoveries that benefit millions of patients, and we hope to help millions more with our growing fleet of novel diagnostics and therapeutics.
At MAST, patients are at the center of our work, which gives us a unique perspective as we innovate. Having direct interactions with patients drives our curiosity toward clinically meaningful questions and allows us to move quickly toward identifiable solutions. The MAST team brings expertise in working with the microbiome in both basic and clinical aspects, along with a track record of navigating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval process and post-FDA approval work.
The Biostatistician II provides statistical services for Principal Investigators, clinical trials, and research studies. Performs statistical analyses, preparation of data sets and writing statistical results. Responsible for the statistical aspects of clinical trials including documentation of statistical methods, review of validation checks and providing reports to the research team. 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, Enterprise Information Technology Analyst, study coordinators and data entry personnel in analyzing results, interpreting biostatistical findings, collecting and gathering information for formulating programs.
Interacts with investigators translating scientific questions into meaningful statistically testable hypotheses. Defines the scope of work and proposes an analytical plan with a time estimate for its completion. Provides statistical expertise in the design of experiments and studies, research proposal development, sample size determination, randomization procedures, and plans for interim reviews and final analysis. Provides a variety of statistical analysis for projects using appropriate statistical and computing methodologies, and assists in the interpretation and presentation of results. Participates in writing statistical sections of manuscripts, publications, grant applications and protocols. Ensures documentation and summarization of the statistical analyses results are clear, consistent and in an organized fashion. Reviews the integrity and statistical soundness of all studies involving human subjects or animals, by participating and advising Research Review Committees, Institutional Review Boards and Institutional Animal Care and User Committees. Interacts and collaborates with the Clinical Research Office in the development of protocols, and monitoring and reporting of clinical data. Critically reviews and summarizes statistical analysis methods described in statistical literature. Implements methods described in the statistical literature into operational computer applications using appropriate programming languages. Participates in professional meetings to assure positive representation at local, national and international levels. Educates others about biostatistics and bioinformatics through mentoring of and teaching colleagues, investigators, fellows, and graduate students. Organizes and teaches formal biostatistics courses, inter-disciplinary courses, continuing education courses, and seminars. Analyzes and interprets findings relating to research and/or clinical trials according to established practices and in compliance with HIPAA guidelines. Provides consultation to Principal Investigators, Research Scientists, Research Nurses, and other related research staff, and applies biostatistics to standard and complex research projects. Trains data entry staff in particular database management programs, as necessary, according to study protocols and in compliance with HIPAA guidelines. May construct, clean or manage databases, or coordinate with internal or external collaborators to obtain data from multiple sources.
STATA, R, and/or SAS software proficiency Maintain CITI Certification REDCap proficiency LADR and DEEP6 cohort building
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 research... 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.