Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 100 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists, and staff. Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than 30 years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: the Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), and the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines.
CBAR is looking to hire a Biostatistician II to act as a protocol statistician, collaborating directly with medical researchers with minimal supervision from senior statisticians in the design, implementation, analysis and publication of clinical trials and observational studies. CBAR provides a strong program for growth and professional development for Master's-level Biostatisticians including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings.
This position will collaborate with medical researchers, senior statisticians and epidemiologists on national and international infectious diseases clinical trials and observational studies. The primary focus initially will be on studies undertaken by the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Duties include clinical trial and observational study review; data collection forms design and review; stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming; data analysis and monitoring; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff. This position will also serve on internal CBAR committees.
Since 1989, CBAR and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has provided a strong program for growth and development of its research staff - including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings. Funding for this position is available beyond the end date indicated.
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS program and 4) Names and email addresses for three (3) professional references.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of November 30, 2027, with strong likelihood of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: The primary work location for this position is Boston, Massachusetts. Until our return to campus, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required once the School and this role return to an operational status that supports it.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 120 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field required
3+ years of related experience required
Experience with statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, etc.) required
Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three (3) professional references.
Two-year MA/MS program preferred
Statistical experience with multi-center clinical trials, or equivalent collaborative statistical experience, strongly preferred
Highly specialized and technical knowledge of statistical analysis techniques and principles including categorical data and censored failure time data analysis preferred
Advanced computer skills and experience with major statistical computing packages preferred
Experience in effectively collaborating with study chairs, medical officers, protocol specialists and database managers preferred
Experience with independently analyzing data from clinical trials using standard statistical techniques preferred
Experience contributing to the writing of manuscripts, abstracts, and other publications documenting study findings preferred
Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred
Experience with SAS, or strong background in other relevant packages (e.g., STATA, S-PLUS or R), preferred
Familiarity with medical terminology preferred
Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 51711BR
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