University of Washington School of Public Health
MS Biostatistician - VA Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)
Closing Date: open until filled
Posted: May 1, 2017
The Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is recruiting a masters-level Biostatistician to work with an experienced and growing group of researchers committed to high-quality, epidemiologic research using large, complex health data to address Veterans health issues.
The Center is recruiting for a full-time statistical position to support the core research mission of the ERIC, which is to coordinate and conduct large observational, epidemiologic research studies of Veterans and Veteran twins addressing deployment, environmental, genetic, and clinical exposures. The position provides biostatistical support to Center studies under the supervision of the PhD Biostatistician. Primary scientific responsibilities will be the application of statistics to observational health research including the design, analysis, interpretation, and documentation phases.
- Collaborate with Principal Investigators, the PhD Biostatistician, and other scientific staff in the selection of appropriate study designs and analyses to address research on Veteran-related health issues
- Assist with data analysis plans and perform advanced statistical analyses of observational data from multiple sources including VA administrative data, pharmacy data, genetic and genomic data, and correlated data from twin studies
- Prepare statistical and scientific reports and work with other scientific staff to publish the findings in peer-review journals
- Collaborate with biostatisticians and other scientific staff at other VA epidemiologic research centers.
Candidates must have a minimum of a masters-level degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a closely related field. The applicant must be proficient in standard statistical software packages, such as Stata and R. Excellent communication skills are necessary, as is the ability to work effectively in a team setting. Familiarity with VA data systems, statistical genetics, and with gene expression and genomic data are also desired qualities.
Candidates must be US citizens. Depending on the candidate’s experience, the target salary will be in the GS-9 to GS-11 range according to the Office of Personnel Management General Schedule table at opm.gov.
Please send a cover letter and resume to SeattleCSPEC@va.gov. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, materials will be considered starting May 15th, 2017.
For more information about the Seattle ERIC, please see seattle.eric.research.va.gov.