Research Associate - Neurology UH

POSITION OBJECTIVE

Working under minimum supervision, provide biostatistical support for all research projects in a neurology research lab. The biostatistician will play a leadership role in all aspects of data analyses, data management and report generation for multiple ongoing research projects and communication within the group and outside the group. The biostatistician will be integrally involved in all aspects of research project design, methods development, quality assurance monitoring, preparation of research reports and grant applications, and be responsible for statistical analyses of all projects. In addition, the biostatistician will be involved in the study design and analysis of neuroimaging data, clinical trials, innovative cognitive modeling, as well as biostatistical projects across the medical school.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Data Analysis – Consult with the investigators and collaborators to determine appropriate statistical approaches. Perform statistical programming and analysis for multiple research studies. Create analytic datasets, summarize data and create reports. Work with other team members to develop and implement analytic approaches. Document methods and results via written memoranda and reports. Also, master and perform statistical methods for neuroimaging data. (50%)
  2. Prepare Research Reports – Write and prepare of research material, including internal documentation, academic publications, and research presentations at conferences and meetings. (20%)
  3. Data Management – Work with the investigators to design, develop, and maintain appropriate databases, established using SAS, REDCap and other software packages. Develop programs to ensure data integrity (e.g., logic and range checks, double-data entry procedures). Maintain detailed written documentation of all data programming and data archival systems. (16%)
  4. Study Design – Working with investigators and other collaborators within and outside the home institution, develop and identify appropriate methodologies for addressing study hypotheses. Participate in the research design phase of projects and in the preparation of research proposals for funding. This work will include identifying and implementing advanced methods for power analyses and clinical trial design. (10%)

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform other duties as assigned. (4%)

 

CONTACTS

Department: Regular contact with faculty researchers, as well as other faculty, staff, and students involved with the research projects.

University: Moderate contact with department administrators and research team members to maintain workflow.

External: Occasional contact with outside collaborators to exchange information.

Students: Frequent contact with graduate and undergraduate students involved in the research projects to maintain workflow.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

Supervise research assistants and students in performing statistical analysis and data interpretation, and assist manuscript preparation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: 3 to 5 years of biostatistical work experience in an increasingly responsible position in biomedical research environment housed in a university, nonprofit research organization or similar setting.

Education/Licensing: PhD in biostatistics or similar field is required.

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Ability to work independently with limited guidance.
  2. Ability to work and communicate knowledgably in collaboration with other team members including geneticists, statisticians, investigators, clinicians, programmers, project coordinators and study coordinators.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility and the ability to interact with a diverse and large research team. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face.
  4. Ability to use Microsoft office products such as Word, Power Point, Excel and Access.
  5. Ability to use statistical software packages, such as SAS, R, and SPSS, a necessity.
  6. Ability to use Linux and Matlab to handle large database and neuroimaging analyses.
  7. Ability to meet consistent attendance.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

General office working environment.

 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and cover letter to Curtis Tatsuoka, Ph.D., at cmt66@case.edu.

 

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.