Department/Organization: 750801 - Alabama Life Research Institute
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
Job Summary: The Research Statistician will be responsible for providing faculty with direct consulting, user support, and training in relevant applications and tools. This role will also provide faculty with the consultation and direct project support for applications with different federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, and can coordinate faculty contact with other methodologists across campus.
Additional Department Summary: The Research Statistician will be responsible for providing faculty with direct consulting, user support, and training in relevant applications and tools. This role will also provide faculty with the consultation and direct project support for applications with different federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, and can coordinate faculty contact with other methodologists across campus. The Research Statistician will also play a role in post-award support, and may be named in grants and publications. In addition, this role will provide expertise and support in the use of statistics, data analysis, writing of data analysis sections for grant applications, computational projects and applications with large and small datasets. The Research Statistician will also help manage workshops and for faculty and graduate students. This role will potentially co-author papers with faculty in exchange for taking lead roles on data analysis and writing of results sections in manuscripts.
Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Statistics, Public Health, Social Work, or Economics and two (2) years of experience in a research environment providing advanced statistical/analytical consultation; collaborating with researchers from various backgrounds, including psychology, medicine/health, nursing and social work; with longitudinal data and HIPPA data; teaching statistics and giving workshops for junior researchers; writing the statistics analysis plan for grant proposals.
Skills and Knowledge: Ability to prepare methods sections and analysis plans for incorporation of abstracts manuscripts and grants. Ability to critique and improve grant submissions and manuscripts. Prepares Statistical Analysis Plans. Ability to interpret and document basic and complex analysis. Ability to present results in written and verbal form. In addition, this individual must: Understand the mission and strategic goals of the University. Lead and/or participate in cross-functional teams both inside and outside of ALRI. Be open to change and lead the implementation of change. Be oriented to innovative approaches to problem-solving. Become knowledgeable about methodological strengths in colleges throughout campus. Have proven competencies to work in a team environment that aspires to service excellence with strong individual organizational, planning and communication skills. Maintain the ability to listen to researchers and provide excellent research support. Act as a liaison between ALRI and other statisticians in the University. Be oriented to innovative approaches to problem solving. Maintain excellent verbal, written (including documenting code) and interpersonal communications skills to include presentation skills and the ability to influence others. Maintain a broad understanding of a variety of statistical methods and expertise with software such as Stata, SPSS, SAS, M-Plus. Be proficient in the use of statistics in a research environment. Maintain familiarity with growth modeling, Latent Variables and SEM.
Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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