Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7151485 (Ref:hh-62712BR)

Posted: June 1, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The role of the Biostatistician involves working within a fast-paced interdisciplinary team on the statistical analysis of student-driven clinical investigations with direct and frequent interfacing with the Senior Associate Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) and the faculty directors of all our PGME Master’s degrees.

Preparation and review reports/audits on student progress toward completion of thesis manuscripts, including but not limited to:
  1. Drafting a written review of each graduating student’s dissertation prior to the defense;
  2. Reviewing proposed statistical protocol and study methodology to ensure conformance with intensive graduate-level training and high-impact research, and;
  3. Directing students in the data acquisition process from external institutions and staying current with training requirements related to human subjects research and data security.

Serve as the primary analytics supervisor to 30+ students with support that includes directing the study design, analysis plan, timeline, and statistical reporting of students' thesis projects. Supervise masters-level biostatisticians who also support students’ analytical needs. Liaise with clinician mentors of graduate students on drafting manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications documenting statistical results from studies. Oversee the development of efficient policies to ensure successful student outcomes, while proactively identifying potential or actual administrative or scientific problems in research; advise collaborators and other staff on appropriate solutions. Maintain department-wide professional expertise in established and emerging clinical investigation and biomedical research protocols. This individual would be teaching and helping develop educational content in our small group sessions in our Design and Analytics courses and/or support resources to the PGME certificate programs and other Office of External Education (OEE) programs.

The Office for External Education provides healthcare professionals, corporations, and lay audiences with broad access to Harvard Medical School’s peerless and constantly expanding body of medical knowledge. Our educational offerings are created in collaboration with members of the School’s almost 12,000-member faculty and reflect firsthand, expert clinical insights based on breakthrough research and best practices. Our portfolio of innovative medical education opportunities is available to learners around the world and includes live in-person programs, hybrid courses, self-paced online learning, digital products, educational webinars, podcasts, and printed materials.
Basic Qualifications
  • Master's degree in statistics, economics, or related quantitative field required.
  • 5 or more years of relevant experience. Relevant graduate work may count toward years of experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of statistical programming software in a research setting.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Ph.D. preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong quantitative background with at least 10 years of experience as a primary analyst of clinical trials, national registries, surveys, and administrative claims databases using statistical software packages: SAS, STATA, and R.
  • Willingness to learn and adopt other statistical packages as needed on a case-by-case basis.
  • At least 5 years of experience as a protocol statistician managing the progress of graduate-level students in completing dissertation work.
  • At least 3 years of experience managing less-experienced analysts in the completion of their assigned responsibilities.
  • Proven track record of high-level analytical contributions to clinical and outcomes research.
  • Broad expertise in high-level biomedical quantitative analyses in advanced degree programs, including but not limited to the evaluation of clinical trials on both an individual and meta-analytic basis, modeling of hierarchical and epidemiological data, prediction methods in machine learning and data science, and causal inference.
  • Expertise in statistical methods such as causal inference, program evaluation, experimental design, Bayesian data analysis, hierarchical/multilevel modeling, predictive modeling, and machine learning.
  • Ability to take independent initiatives on projects outside the direct scope of job responsibilities.
Additional Information
Cover letters are strongly encouraged as part of the application process.

This is a two-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

Foster a culture of community, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging among staff and

This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

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.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7151485 (Ref:hh-62712BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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