University of Minnesota
School of Public Health

Research Fellow in Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics in the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health is seeking a Research Fellow with an M.S. or M.P.H in biostatistics, applied statistics, epidemiology, or a related field to work on a clinical trial testing an intervention intended to reduce the incidence of pre-term birth.  The position is an annually renewable professional academic appointment.  Salary is competitive with industrial positions requiring similar qualifications.

The Research Fellow will work closely with clinicians, with a database developer/ administrator, and with a data entry/data quality control technician, supervised by a Ph.D. statistician.  S/he will have an integral role in preparations before the study begins, including finalizing the study protocol, designing forms, setting up the database, writing the manual of operations, and training clinical-site staff.  After enrollment begins, s/he will manage day-to-day operations of the study's Data Coordinating Center, including supervising randomization, data entry, and data QC (including reporting), answering questions from clinical sites about procedures, performing analyses assisted by the Ph.D. level statistician and a graduate assistant, and problem solving for study procedure.  S/he will supervise study closeout and participate actively in writing papers and presentations.

The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, data management skills, and experience with SAS.  Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience in clinical-trial management.  Please send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae (including three or more references) to:

the Pre-term Birth Study Search Chair
2221 University Avenue S.E.
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3080

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a hire is made.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.