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Biostatistician I
Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR)

Company Information: 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’s 70+ statisticians and epidemiologists- which includes Harvard faculty, research scientists, and staff- have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than twenty-five years. Currently, these networks include the following: The Adult AIDS Clinical Trials Groups (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT), the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), and the Influenza Research Collaboration (IRC). Results from studies CBAR has worked on have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and have contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines.

Position Title: Biostatistician I

Duties and Responsibilities: CBAR is looking to hire a Biostatistician I to act as a protocol statistician. The Biostatistician I position is suitable for a new graduate with a Master’s degree in biostatistics or a related field with limited clinical trials work experience. 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, but are not limited to, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of November 30, 2020, with strong possibility for extension.

Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Unofficial transcript from MA/MS program and 3) Names and email addresses for three (3) professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: This posting (Requisition #44776BR, Biostatistician I) is a Grade 56 and requires a lower level of experience than the requirements listed on Requisition #44778BR (Biostatistician II, Grade 57). Only one of these requisitions will be filled. The grade will depend on the finalist’s level of skills and experience.

Position Qualifications: Basic Qualifications
– Master’s Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field required
– Experience with statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, etc.) required

Additional Qualifications
-Two-year MA/MS program preferred
– Professional experience and/or education in statistical analysis or clinical or biological data, including failure time and categorical data, 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
– Experience working within a collaborative research team preferred
– Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred

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Benefits: 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.


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