Position Description: Under the general supervision of the Director, Statistical Unit for the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research (Center), the Senior Statistician will perform methodology research, statistical support and analyses for research projects, data processing, data imputation, data file development and production for California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) data.
The incumbent will conduct independent consultation with department representatives and principal investigators in the planning and implementation of major study projects; advise principal investigators on appropriate experimental designs and statistical tests in order that valid conclusions can be obtained; plan statistical analysis for research projects where designs are made complex by the numbers and kinds of variable number of levels of variables and/or interactions or relationships between variables consult with researchers to derive understanding of the hypotheses and experimental approaches; decide appropriate statistical analyses; develop mathematical models; and write and revise programs and macros for analysis as necessary using SAS, R, and other software such as Stata, SUDAAN, etc.
The incumbent may participate in planning meetings with representatives of cooperating institutions for purposes of identifying and communicating necessary statistical approaches to meet research objectives.
The incumbent will research and develop methods for measuring and analyzing health outcomes and evaluating efficacy of health programs. The Senior Statistician will prepare research manuscripts for publication and write research grants to obtain internal/external funding.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.