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01/04/2018
Biostatistician (Requisition number: 6878)
The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research, Johns Hopkins University

Company Information: The Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research is one of the preeminent academic units in the country, undertaking groundbreaking research on chronic disease in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment. Through educational programs and research, Welch Center faculty promote the application of rigorous methods to conduct clinical, epidemiological, and translational research that strengthens the practice of medicine, advances the health of people, and improves the health of populations.

Position Title: Biostatistician (Requisition number: 6878)

Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will join the Cardio-Renal team at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research and has opportunities to work with large scale omics datasets, including genomic, metabolomics, and proteomic data. The main job responsibilities are to provide computing, statistical analysis and interpretation support to PIs and lab members under direction for quality control and association analysis of high-throughput omics data.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

1) Writes custom code to perform data cleaning, quality control, creating variables and datasets, data analysis and management using R in a Linux computing environment. Responsibilities also include identifying potential problems with study data and collaborating with research team to resolve issues.
2) Install programs in a Linux environment and reformat datasets independently according to program documentation.
3) Perform association analysis of large scale datasets using regression techniques
4) Write documentation for analyzed datasets and related files.
5) Collect information by searching online bioinformatic databases, such as UCSC Genome Browser, dbSNP, UNIPROT, ENSEMBL
6) Assist in the preparation of manuscript, including create tables and figures in publication-quality format and summarizing the results of statistical analyses and present results orally to study investigators.

Position Qualifications: Minimum qualifications (mandatory), education and experience

Bachelor or master’s degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science or related field. Background knowledge of genetics and biology desirable.

At least 1 year of experience in conducting analysis (part-time experience can be included).

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
1) Strong programming skills, organization, and critical thinking
2) Must be proficient in R and Linux
3) Knowledge of other programming languages, such as python, JAVA, STATA, SAS, or SQL, is desirable.
4) Basic knowledge of genetics and statistics
5) Ability to rapidly learn new programming languages on the job
6) Good verbal and written communication skills.

Salary Range: $50,956-$70,095

Benefits: Health insurance, 2-week vacation, regular holidays, tuition reimbursement.
Details can be found at:
https://jobs.jhu.edu/content/Benefits/?locale=en_US

Website: https://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/welch-center-for-prevention-epidemiology-and-clinical-research/about-us/index.html

Application Information: To apply for this position, please go to the Johns Hopkins job site: https://jobs.jhu.edu/ and search for the requisition number 6878.

Contact Email: atin1@jhu.edu

Application Deadline: