University of Minnesota Cancer Center Biostatistics Core
Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC)

Biostatistician (Research Fellow)

The Biostatistician serves as a consulting statistician in the Biostatistics Core of the Cancer Center, and in particular, for the TTURC. The primary duty involves collaboration with investigators to address research questions: designing experiments, estimating sample size; authoring statistical components of written materials; conducting statistical analyses, assisting with interpretation, recommending presentation methods; reviewing written materials prior to submission. In addition, the Biostatistician directs database development and data entry for the TTURC studies.

Qualifications: A Masterís degree in Biostatistics or Statistics, familiarity with spreadsheets and relational databases, and knowledge of SAS or S-plus required. The successful candidate will demonstrate: the ability to work independently; the ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with other statisticians, basic scientists, and clinicians; and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants with research or consulting experience, especially in microarray study design and analysis techniques, are preferred.  This is an entry level position; candidates with less than 3 years of experience are preferred. This position is not available to individuals possessing a Ph.D. The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota by the start date.
A complete application will consist of the following materials: a cover letter, curriculum vita including coursework, a statement of research interests (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Interested individuals should direct a complete application to:

Research Fellow Search (Job: AHC232)
Attention: Human Resources
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Mayo Mail Code 806,
420 Delaware Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN  55455-0392

Review of applications will begin July 1 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated starting date is September 2. The appointment is for one-year, annually renewable. The starting salary will be $43-46k.

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