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Washington State University Biostatistician in Seattle, Washington

Biostatistician Title: 1506-NN - Statistician Business Title: Biostatistician Location: Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term) Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible Position Details: Summary of Duties: The Biostatistician provides analytic and statistical support for the Institute for Research and Education to Advance Community Health (IREACH), which conducts clinical and translational research studies focused on public health and health disparities. Priority populations include American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, LatinX, rural, and migrant people. Research foci within the Institute include, but are not limited to, cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, cerebrovascular disease, psychological resilience, social support, stress and inflammation, sleep health, suicide prevention, cardiovascular disease, diabetes management, nutritional epidemiology, maternal and child health, men's health, addiction research, and cancer screening. This role seeks a Biostatistician with specific experience in supervised and unsupervised machine learning, especially in the context of complex clinical and imaging datasets. The Biostatistician will join the Institute's Methods Core, which is a collegial and highly collaborative group of epidemiologists, biostatisticians, demographers, and economists who support quantitative research led by Institute faculty. The majority of work assigned to the Biostatistician involves developing analysis plans according to stated research goals; supporting studies with respect to sample selection, database construction, cleaning data, checking data quality, and data analysis; writing methods and results sections for peer-reviewed manuscripts; and contributing to grant writing or other research efforts as assigned. The Biostatistician will also participate in team meetings and document protocols and procedures as needed. Job Duties Statistical Analysis - 70% • Conducts statistical analysis and methodological support for observational and intervention studies, involving both cross-sectional and longitudinal data using a variety of statistical methodology including survival analysis, categorical data analysis, multiple linear regression, generalized linear models, mixed-effects models, and advanced missing data methods. • Collaborate as a team member on observational and intervention research conducted with tribal and other community partners across the US. • Conceptualizes and plans appropriate statistical analyses for manuscripts and grant applications. Interprets, summarizes, and communicates results in writing and by oral presentation. • Work with IREACH Data Manager to provide consulting and programming for database infrastructure and management. • Combines and merges datasets that are acquired from different sources. Creates templates for researchers, cleans and transfers data to different formats from Excel to SQL and SAS to STATA. • Plans and documents computer data file structure; develops, programs, manages, and maintains complex statistical databases; performs or supervises data entry. • Work with faculty investigators to review questionnaires and surveys, conduct regular data quality checks, and generate recruitment and retention reports during study implementation. Manuscript Development? - 15% • Contributes as co-author to writing manuscripts for publication in peer- reviewed publications, with the o