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J186871

Research Statistician

Highmark Health

Company :

Highmark Health

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:  

This position will act as the lead statistician for multiple projects with any level of complexity and will be the primary contact with the sponsor for all biostatistics related activities on assigned projects.  Serves as an enterprise resource for complex statistical questions, study design considerations, and protocol development.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Collaborates in the process of protocol development by choosing an appropriate study design, including statistical methodologies, calculating necessary sample size to achieve a pre-specified power, and writing the statistical section of the protocol.  Sample size calculations may require some literature search to ensure that the study assumptions are correct.
  • Writes and reviews statistical analysis plans (SAPs) based on the protocol, including development of well-presented mock-up displays for tables, listings, and figures.  Collaborates with sponsor.  Creates or reviews programming specifications for analysis datasets, tables, listings, and figures.
  • Directs the activities of other personnel on assigned projects to ensure timely completion of high quality work.  Provides independent review of project work produced by other statisticians in the department.  Participates in project teams, interfacing as necessary with other departmental project team representatives.
  • Discusses time estimates for completion of study related activities with stakeholders and management and proactively communicates to management any difficulties with meeting these timelines.  Monitors progress on study activities against agreed upon milestones and ensures the study timelines for project deliverables are met.  Identifies out of scope tasks and escalates to management.
  • Supports business development activities by contributing to proposals, budgets, and attending sponsor bid defense meetings.
  • Conducts and participates in review and quality control of project deliverables, ensuring that output meets expectations and is consistent with analysis described in SAP.
  • Generates and/or reviews randomization schedule(s) to ensure there are no errors present and sponsor and protocol requirements are met.  Performs ongoing monitoring of actual randomization scheme.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • MS or PhD in Biostatistics or related field.   

Preferred

  • Extensive experience in clinical trials or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • Experience in SAS programming.  
  • Experience with regulatory submissions preferred.

SKILLS

  • Excellent knowledge of statistical theory including experimental design, categorical data analysis, analysis of variance (covariance), survival analysis, and non-parametric methods.   
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Ability to apply knowledge of basic statistical design, analysis, and programming techniques utilized in clinical research and to effectively communicate statistical concepts.  
  • Displays willingness to work with others and assist with projects and business unit initiatives as necessary to meet the needs of the business

Language (Other than English):

None

Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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