The Harvard-Thorndike General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and its satellite, the Forsyth Dental Institute, jointly seek a full-time biostatistician. A PhD in Biostatistics or Statistics and 6+ years experience consulting with biomedical investigators are required. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and a strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching, including helping young investigators develop research skills.
Responsibilities will include consulting with clinical investigators on all aspects of study design, planning, and evaluation, researching statistical methods for non-standard problems, writing and developing material for presentations. The Biostatistician reviews all protocols submitted to the GCRC and is a voting member of the GCRC Scientific Advisory Committee. Teaching responsibilities will include GCRC seminar series on clinical research and statistical issues as well as one-on-one mentoring of investigators. The position includes opportunities for collaborative research and publication with investigators at BIDMC and Forsyth Dental Institute. The candidate will hold a faculty position in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; the level will depend on the candidate's qualifications.
The GCRC at BIDMC is in its 28th year of continuous funding and provides infrastructure for clinical research protocols from departments and divisions throughout the medical center. The Harvard-Thorndike GCRC has two satellites, one at the Joslin Diabetes Center (funded since 1999) and one at the Forsyth Dental Institute (to begin 4/03). The GCRC comprises an inpatient and outpatient unit, nutrition research unit with a body composition facility, an exercise physiology facility, a mass spectrometry facility and a core laboratory. Additionally, the GCRC has an Informatics Core, under the direction of a part-time Systemsí Manager, and a new Bioinformatics Core is currently being established.
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The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School are equal opportunity employers serving a diverse population of patients and with a diverse faculty. Applications by women and members of under-represented minorities are specifically encouraged.
For more information about the Harvard-Thorndike GCRC, please refer to our web site at http://www.research.bidmc.harvard.edu/gcrc .