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Stanford University is located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. It is one of the world’s leading teaching and research Universities. Stanford is dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values, innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning.

The Department of Anesthesiology, Pain and Perioperative Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Biostatistician 2. This position will operate with some independence, consulting with investigators to refine research questions, define hypotheses, design studies and devise analysis plans. Will collaborate with senior statistician(s) to implement analysis plans and publish findings. This role will present results orally to clinical investigators, and provide guidance to clinical investigators on design and analysis issues. This position will be part of a new data science initiative within the clinical and research arms in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. This individual will join a new team with direct access to clinical resources, clinical datasets, and data generated from cutting-edge research in translational medicine to create new analyses and visualizations as we empower data-driven clinical care.

Stanford School of Medicine, and the department of Anesthesia are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion for its staff, residents, fellows, & faculty. We aim to recruit, support, retain, & promote diversity.

To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Duties include:

  • Design study. 
  • Develop and implement protocol for quality control.
  • Create analytic files with detailed documentation.
  • Select appropriate statistical tools for addressing a given research question.
  • Implement data analysis through statistical programming. 
  • Present results for investigators using graphs and tables.
  • Summarize findings orally and in written form.
  • Participate in the preparation of papers for publication.
  • Consult with investigators on appropriate statistical approaches to data analyses; assist in study design and proposal development.
  • Mentor collaborators in areas of experimental design, quality control, and statistical analysis 
  • Develop oral and written dissemination of findings for conference presentations and peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Oversee lower-level staff on issues related to quality control and creation of analysis files.

* - Other duties may also be assigned
 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Master's degree in computer science, machine learning, biostatistics, statistics or related field and at least 3 years of experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • High levels of skill with common statistical analyses performed on biological and clinical datasets. Familiarity and experience in understanding key pitfalls related to such analyses (appropriate statistical tests, methods for high dimensional datasets, multiple hypothesis testing, appropriate distributional assumptions)
  • Familiarity with machine learning algorithms and the process of training/validating machine learning models
  • Experience with data visualization (matplotlib, seaborn, ggplot2), interactive data visualization tools (Flask, Plotly, Shiny), and building data visualization dashboards.
  • Exposure to common bioinformatics approaches
  • Exposure to clinical informatics

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, seated work and use light/ fine grasping. 
  • Occasionally stand, walk, and write by hand, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

May work extended or non-standard hours based on project or business cycle needs.

 

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
     

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit https://cardinalatwork.stanford.edu/working-stanford/covid-19/interim-policies/covid-19-surveillance-testing-policy

 

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