Biostatistician – Cardiology – New York, NY

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: N/A
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

The Columbia Hypertension Center in New York, is seeking a full time biostatistician/data analyst with strong analytical skills and experience as a biostatistician in a clinical research environment, at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, to join the Center’s dissemination efforts. This position offers excellent opportunities for professional development, research collaboration with statistical responsibility in supporting grant applications, conduct of new and ongoing studies, and publication of papers and presentation of abstracts.


  • Participating in study design including data analysis plans and sample size calculations in grant applications/research proposals

  • Reconciling and compiling study; drafting codebooks

  • Creating, testing, and documenting programs to assist in data management, preparing data sets for analyses, including checking for data anomalies.

  • Creating, testing, and documenting programs for statistical analyses and providing data summaries including graphical representations, tables and analysis reports.
  • Developing programs to track data quality on a regular basis, prepare data and generate results for monitoring reports in ongoing studies.
  • Developing programs to prepare data sets and generate results for study investigator meetings.
  • Preparing summaries of methods and interpretations of results for analysis reports, presentations, study manuscripts, monitoring reports and grant applications.
  • Supporting research projects based on population- and community-based studies, and medical and registry databases.
  • Responding in a timely manner to a variety of analytic requests.

  • Consulting independently for smaller projects (i.e. study design, sample size estimation, etc).

  • Performing other responsibilities as needed/required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Biostatistics or Statistics or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus four years of related experience.
  • Work effectively within a group setting in the areas of statistical programming, analysis of data, statistical graphics and writing reports which include explanations of methods used and interpretations of results obtained.
  • Must be effective at interacting and communicating with individual investigators and other members including clinicians, fellows, project staff, external collaborators and information technology personnel involved in research.
  • Must be effective at setting goals, prioritizing work, and time management to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent general written/verbal communication skills, especially in communicating statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
  • Excellent skills in SAS, and other statistical computational packages such as SPSS.
  • Strong analytic skills including correlated data, linear/nonlinear models, mixed effect models, longitudinal, survival and multivariate data analysis, etc.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with high quality programming, analysis and presentation skills and meet deadlines.
  • Strong ability in problem solving and attention to details.
  • Excellent skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and relational databases are expected.
  • Must successfully complete systems training requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with R statistical programming and REDCAP.

  • Two or more years of experience in biostatistical consultation and collaboration in an academic clinical research setting.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.


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