Research Statistician

Job ID: J161516
Company: Highmark Health
Location: Pittsburgh,PA,US
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Day (United States of America)
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Posted Date: May 20, 2020

JOB DESCRIPTION

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. This is an opportunity to be part of our team building the core strategic infrastructure which triggers support to our members who need it most when they need it.  Using machine learning techniques and innovative near-time data feeds, we select the most appropriate support program tailored to each specific member’s needs, activate it in the operational systems used to deliver it, and evaluate the impact of that intervention for inform future routing.  Our Agile team includes a range of disciplines, including data science, analytics, strategy and interaction with the business owners of the intervention.

Essential Job Functions:

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Biostatistics or related field.   

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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

Referral Bonus: Level 3

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BENEFITS

Total Rewards Program

In addition to competitive pay rates and flexible career growth, we show our employee appreciation through a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including:

  • Medical and prescription drug, dental and vision coverages for your and your eligible dependents
  • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, AD&D and disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored 401(k) plan
  • Paid time off, including paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Voluntary benefits
  • Employee discounts
Wellness Resources and Programs
Employees have access to the following wellness programs and resources:
  • Work-life resources, such as employee assistance programs and financial counseling services
  • 24/7 telephone access to health and wellness coaching to achieve personal goals
  • Onsite pharmacy services at major campuses
  • Fitness center access for all employees inclusive of showers, lockers, and group exercise classes at major Highmark campuses, Allegheny General Hospital & West Penn Hospital
  • Access to chronic condition management programs when enrolled in the employer-sponsored medical plan
  • 100% coverage for preventive exams, including flu shots
  • Incentive program that rewards employees
  • Secure bicycle parking at major campuses
  • Healthy food options at onsite cafeterias
  • Employee networks to gather in the name of health
  • Onsite seated massage and stress management classes including yoga, mindfulness and meditation

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