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Researcher 5 - Survivorship Program

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

Apply for JobJob ID353826
LocationTwin Cities
Job FamilyResearch-Researchers
Full/Part TimeFull-Time
Job Code9742R5
Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin
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Position Summary
The Cancer Survivorship and Benign Hematology Research Program Biostatistician (Researcher 5) position will interface as part of a collaborative and growing research team within the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

The primary purpose of this role is to serve as the resident expert in several complex data resources, including, but not limited to, the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study, the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study, OptumLabs Data Warehouse, and SEER, in addition to supporting complex statistical analyses and research collaborations across divisions, departments, and institutions in cancer survivorship and outcomes research. Current work is focused on subsequent malignancies and other late complications of childhood cancer treatment.

The researcher may serve as a co-applicant for research funding as appropriate.

The Biostatistician (Researcher 5) role has been created to support the research activities of the University of Minnesota's Childhood Cancer Survivor Program. The position may also support the division's benign hematology faculty.

This position is a 1.0 FTE. A hybrid working arrangement is expected for this position, determined by project needs and faculty direction.

Data Analysis and Analysis Design (60%)
* Provide high-level research support by providing statistical analysis plans, independently executing these plans, and supporting advanced interpretation of analytic results for projects led by University of Minnesota researchers and faculty
* Conduct analyses to support research grant submissions
* Design and compile statistical analysis protocols/standards
* Review analytic code and results for potential issues (e.g. errors), propose and communicate alternative approaches/solutions, and implement plans to resolve
* Summarize and communicate results of analyses effectively, including providing publication-ready tables/figures
* Innovate and apply novel, cutting-edge biostatistical methodologies, including devising and implementing simulation studies, as needed

Research Team Collaboration and Project Management (30%)
* Support the preparation of manuscripts and presentation of research results in team meetings, at seminars, scientific conferences and/or related professional settings
* Supervise graduate students and junior researchers (e.g., research assistants) in preparing for, conducting, and interpreting/reporting statistical analyses
* Participate in grant and manuscript preparation

Professional and Program Development and Additional Responsibilities (10%)
* Maintain personal professional development through literature, workshops, and conferences
* Represent research program and institution at conferences
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications:
* Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related health disciplines
* Excellent command of statistical programming languages commonly used in epidemiological analyses. In particular, proficiency in R or SAS is required: if the candidate is proficient in only one of these languages, the candidate will be expected to learn how to use both languages with equal proficiency
* Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to document methods and results clearly for manuscripts
* Experience working under short timelines; proven ability to adhere to strict project schedules
* Proven experience with working independently and collaborating as part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of clinician-scientists, basic scientists, epidemiologists, and statisticians
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills

Preferred Qualifications:
* Experience working with computationally intensive problems
* Familiarity with High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, job scheduling software, and a UNIX/Linux environment
* Publication record

Working at the UniversityAt the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no costPlease visit the for more information regarding benefits.
    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

    The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.
    Employment Requirements

    Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.
    About the U of M

    The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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