The Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine

Biostatistician

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine seeks a highly qualified entry level doctorally-prepared Biostatistician to join an academic team conducting research in two large prospective studies, one in HIV/AIDS patients, and the other in families at high risk for premature coronary disease.  The successful candidate will serve as primary statistical resource for these two programs of research, and will at the same time have the capacity to develop novel statistical research methods to support growth as a faculty member in Medicine.  Specific responsibilities include:

· Serve as primary statistical resource for these two studies, working closely with the SAS programming teams
· Analyze data and provide statistical solutions for longitudinal studies based on risk variables and on clinical and biological characteristics of these populations,
· Serve as liaison to the genetic epidemiologists and statisticians involved in studies of genes and gene/environment interactions
· Provide technical guidance and direction on complex experimental design and statistical techniques and procedures used in both longitudinal studies,
· Collaborate with other technical resources in the department and conduct advanced data mining and analysis to assess the relationship among multivariate data sets
· Develop unique statistical methods to assist in modeling risk over time,
· Provide written summaries of analysis suitable for inclusion in publications and reports,
· Develop novel manuscripts for  publication as a first author
· Develop NIH funding initiatives appropriate to personal academic growth over time.
· Work with the clinical research and epidemiologic research teams.

Qualifications:
· PhD in Applied Statistics/Biostatistics or related discipline required
· An excellent understanding of basic biology and ability to assimilate medical information
· Strong theoretical background and expertise in multivariate statistical techniques and understanding of longitudinal and genetic analyses are essential
· Strong desktop computing and SAS skills are required
· Strong analytical, problem solving and communication (both written and oral) skills are essential

Opportunities:
This is an academic position with the capacity for a qualified individual to apply statistical skills toward the analyses of well-organized data, to publish results and participate in the development of manuscripts and presentations, and to develop a unique academic career in the design of novel statistical models for analytic issues in medical research.

Salary and Benefits:
This faculty position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
 
To apply:
Applicants should provide a cover letter describing interests and qualifications and a current curriculum vitae to:

    Carol Lent, Recruiter
    Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine
    1830 E. Monument St.
    Room 8058
    Baltimore,  MD  21205

    Fax:  (410) 955-4634
    E-Mail:  clent@jhmi.edu