The Tisch Cancer Institute (TCI), a National Cancer Institute-designated center, plays a key role in the Mount Sinai Health System, which is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, and is a vital component of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The institute is on the forefront of medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. For more information, please visit: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/tisch
TCI is currently seeking senior MS or Junior PhD Biostatisticians to fill a Research Biostatistician II opening in Biostatistics. This position entails collaborating on several projects with researchers and clinicians across the Mount Sinai Health System to design and review cancer clinical trials and observational studies with standard and emerging statistical design. He/she is also expected to identify and manage databases, to conduct analyses, to report research findings in impactful journals, and to write statistical sections in collaborative grants as co-investigator. Grantsmanship as principal investigator with development of statistical methods is encouraged but not made mandatory.
TCI Biostatistics core is embedded within the Institute of Healthcare Delivery Science (I-HDS), a trans-disciplinary research institute affiliated with the Department of Population Health Science and Policy. I-HDS mission is to improve the effectiveness, safety, and efficiency of healthcare for patients treated at Mount Sinai health system through analyses of electronic medical record data through a variety of observational and machine learning based analyses. TCI biostatisticians are welcome to I-HDS projects that encompass following clinical areas: Hospital epidemiology, Transgender Medicine and Surgery, Geriatrics, Nutrition, Respiratory Disease (Asthma, COPD, Lung disease, Sleep Apnea), Neurology, Psychiatry, and/or Pharmacology.
TCI and I-HDS provide Biostatisticians with excellent opportunities to develop professionally, which involves strong mentorship and participation in disseminating research findings through scientific papers and meetings. PhD statisticians have the opportunity to move towards faculty position after gaining enough collaborative experiences and after getting adequate level of collaborative funding. Working remotely (away from New York City) is also allowed.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The MS or PhD Biostatistician’s duties and responsibilities include:
· Collaborating with clinical colleagues to develop innovative and efficient clinical trial designs.
· Performing power and sample size calculations for clinical trial protocols and grant applications with ability to run simulations to assess operating characteristics of various designs.
· Providing quality review of statistical sections of clinical trial protocols and grant applications to ensure adequacy of design, sample size and analysis plan to meet objectives.
· Troubleshooting and improving current statistical designs in clinical trial protocols and grant applications including those developed elsewhere in the organization.
· Attending and presenting research at Team Meetings.
· Presenting results and defending statistical findings, study design and analytical methods to internal (team statisticians, principal investigators) and external (sponsors and FDA) audiences.
· Practicing good statistical project management and working within given timelines to meet deadlines.
· Utilizing knowledge of statistics and medical understanding to propose and perform additional analyses when appropriate.
· Writing statistical methods sections of study reports and clinical publications.
· Maintaining and gaining new expertise in state-of-the-art statistical methods for design and analysis of clinical trials through literature review and attendance at workshops and professional meetings
· Provide mentoring and training to less experienced staff.
· MS in Biostatistics/Statistics with 2+ years of statistical experience
· PhD in Biostatistics/Statistics with minimal collaborative experience but thesis with methods applicable to collaboration
· A deep understanding of various statistical methods
· Strong SAS and/or R programming skills in conducting simulations and applying statistical concepts and methods based on complex study designs
· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
· Ability to work independently, under minimal supervision, and as part of a team
· Ability to coordinate the analytical aspects of multiple projects at the same time
· Leadership of at least 3 clinical studies/projects end-to-end with minimal oversight
· Experience with statistical methodologies and software for adaptive clinical trials and other emerging study designs
· Experience in the utilization of Bayesian design and analyses in clinical trials
· Background in Oncology, either by education or professional experience
Application Deadline and Procedures:
· Initial close date for the position is 12/30/2021. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.
· Applicants are asked to email with the subject line: TCI/I-HDS Recruitment the following as one PDF document to email@example.com:
o A letter of interest including the name of the position and rank for which you are applying, your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position
o Curriculum vitae
o Copies of two recent publications
o Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.
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