Statistician/Biostatistician III (Surgical Critical Care Initiative)

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Updated: January 23, 2019
Job ID: 214403
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Landstuhl/Kirchberg, Germany

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Statistician/Biostatistician III to support the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. This position will be moving to North Bethesda on Rockledge Drive in January 2019 but will be required to travel to USU as needed. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to SC2i. US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a Secret Clearance is required for this position.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for methodological and statistical aspects of basic to translational research projects and/or clinical studies, with general direction from the lead Bioinformatician. The Statistician/Biostatistician will collaborate with research and clinical investigators to determine study design in regard to statistical issues, contributes to protocol development, writes statistical analysis plans, performs statistical analysis and inference and writes and presents reports summarizing findings including publications in peer-reviewed journals.  


  1. Responsible for assuring that data for statistical analyses and output are complete and accurate, ensuring conclusions are valid.
  2. Works with project teams to decide on appropriate study design, power analyses, and statistical methodologies.
  3. Interact with data management personnel as necessary to ensure that datasets are in usable format; perform statistical diagnostics prior to database locking.
  4. Responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of statistical input into reports or decisions. 
  5. Provides statistical support via statistical consultation throughout the course of studies and prepares statistical reports for presentations and publications.
  6. Performs statistical analyses, writes and validates reproducible statistical applications and programs.
  7. Provides accurate and timely guidance/answers to routine questions from colleagues and clients. Provides relevant statistical and project status updates to research staff through successful execution of projects.  Recommends and implements changes as needed.
  8. Attends project team meetings as necessary.
  9. Performs analysis and modeling of imaging results, gene expression, next-generation genomic and proteomic data acquired from basic, translational and clinical research.
  10. Assists in the development of the statistical methods sections for IACUC protocols, grants applications and manuscripts.
  11. Effectively mentors non-statistical peers with regard to basic statistical/analytic methodologies and training.
  12. Works collaboratively with peers to develop quality project protocols, data analysis summaries, research summary reports, presentations, annual reports, scientific research related materials and manuscript publications.
  13. Informs supervisor or manager on important issues in a timely manner.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and departmental leadership.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Solid skills and experience in applying biostatistical concepts and knowledge is required. 
  • Ability to work in fast-paced environment is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively; ability to make effective presentations; excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.  
  • Competent in experimental design, descriptive and inferential statistics. Knowledge of medical science, laboratory procedures, and research preferred.  
  • Strong computer skills and hands-on experience in analyzing and modeling of microarray data, next-generation sequencing and biomarker assay data, and other clinical data.
  • Experience with statistical software applications and scientific programming (SAS, SPSS, R, Shiny, PERL, Python, matlab, etc) in statistical analysis, data science, and bioinformatics applications.  
  • A strong interest in bioinformatics, systems biology, applied mathematics, machine learning, modeling data, and development of decision support tools.
  • Team oriented with ability to work independently.  
  • Strong time management skills; can prioritize multiple assignments and ability to meet deadlines of projects.  

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Bachelor’s required. PhD or Master’s degree in Statistics, Data Science, Bioinformatics/statistics or related field preferred or other major extensive bioinformatics experience.

Minimum Experience:  6-10 years of directly related research experience. 

Physical Capabilities:  Requires long periods of sitting and standing

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  The incumbent has no anticipated supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment: Office and Laboratory environment.

Background: Must be a U.S. Citizen and will be required to obtain a favorable National Agency Check with Law and Credit (NACLC) for a Secret Clearance.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief of Human Resources Officer.