Requisition ID: 017314
|Keck School of Medicine |
|Biostatistics, Preventative Medicine |
|Health Sciences Campus |
|The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.|
Statistician II for University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Dept. of Preventive Medicine, Div. of Biostatistics
Assist in recruitment, screening, hiring, orientation and training of staff & student workers (including data entry staff & employees of the USC Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Clinical & Neuropathology Cores, who are involved in subject recruitment & follow-up and collection and completion of National Alzheimer Coordinating Center (NACC) Uniform Data Set (UDS) & other ADRC-affiliated case record forms. May supervise student workers, and 0-2 data entry &/or programming staff, as needed. The data entry referred to relates to the NACC UDS data forms as well as other dementia-related data collection.
Schedule, assign & prioritize workloads & set appropriate deadlines for student workers &/or staff. Workloads and prioritizations are relevant to USC ADRC reporting schedules, NACC data submissions & data freezes, & grant & publication deadlines for ADRC-affiliated investigators.
Monitor performance of student workers &/or 0-2 staff members on a day-to-day basis. Ensure timely completion of work. Monitoring involves close attention to NACC UDS data submission guidelines and USC ADRC procedures for monitoring subject follow-up.
Evaluate, recommend & implement procedures for data management & quality control. Develop input methodology & data file structure. These functions are relevant to NACC data submission & data management as well as research data arising from ADRC-affiliated research & investigators.
Oversee data entry & maintenance of data files, including backups & digitization of hard copies of case report forms.
Prepare technical reports & papers on the research projects' statistical methods & results.
Assist Principal Investigator in writing scholarly empirical papers for publication & presentation. May participate in presentations.
Participate with Principal Investigator in the planning, design & development of research protocols & measurement instruments. Assist in development of research study designs including sample size calculations & development of analysis plans, in particular related to dementia-related & cognitive aging research.
Evaluate & recommend statistical methods for data analysis. Review results for anomalies, investigate to determine cause & make corrections, if needed. Interpret results & prepare tables or graphs for inclusion in reports & research papers.
Design, code, test, debug, document & maintain computer programs for statistical analysis, as needed. Install & test software.
Provide consultation & training on computer, methodological & statistical topics for research project staff &/or students.
Keep informed of developments in the field by reading journals & other relevant publication & attending appropriate professional association meetings & seminars
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.
MS in Biostatistics or related major
|3 years of related experience in an academic research environment in positions involving statistical analysis, such as project specialist |
|Qualifications must include knowledge & exp with the following: SAS, SPSS, STATA, NQUERY; R & SAS programming languages; NACC UDS data forms, coding procedures, & data upload/download, query & edit procedures; SQL import & export functions; SAS ODS output system; graphics software; research study designs & related statistical aspects, including sample size estimation & development of analysis plans; &, statistical & data management relevant to dementia-related research. |