Biostatistician (Department of Radiology)

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Biostatistician (Department of Radiology)

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Posted Job Title
Biostatistician (Department of Radiology)

Job Profile Title
Biostatistician

Job Description Summary
The Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Biostatistician position. Expertise is required in the specific area of statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, data science, or related field. Experience in statistical modeling for cancer-related research studies is preferred. Ideal expertise should also include experience in imaging research studies and specifically in the evaluation of medical imaging measurements (e.g., x-ray/CT/MRI) as cancer biomarkers. The ideal applicant should also have prior experience in conceptualizing study designs and implementing statistical analyses, conducting analyses for multi-disciplinary and collaborative research studies, and a track record of co-authored peer-reviewed research publications.

Job Description

The Department of Radiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Biostatistician position. Expertise is required in the specific area of statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, computer science, data science, or related field. Experience in statistical modeling for cancer-related research studies is preferred. Ideal expertise should also include experience in imaging research studies and specifically in the evaluation of medical imaging measurements (e.g., x-ray/CT/MRI) as cancer biomarkers. The ideal applicant should also have prior experience in conceptualizing study designs and implementing statistical analyses, conducting analyses for multi-disciplinary and collaborative research studies, and a track record of co-authored peer-reviewed research publications.

Responsibilities include collaborating with faculty and trainees (e.g., graduate students, postdoc) on the data-related aspects of research projects to design, implement, analyze, and disseminate related statistical analyses. These responsibilities will include consulting on research study designs, including sample size calculations, power analysis computation, data management, statistical analysis, and presentation of results in preparation for research publications. Identifying and addressing potential research issues and suggesting alternative statistical designs and modeling techniques. Ensure the appropriate study design is implemented, especially when guiding analyses conducted by research trainees, evaluating quality of data, and applying appropriate statistical methods to provide an accurate interpretation of collected data to researchers. Data may be required to be imported/exported from/to various statistical software, including REDCap, Qualtrics, Excel, into Statistical Analysis Software (SAS), R, Python, and/or Matlab, including writing custom programs to import/export data and conduct data analysis using SAS, STATA, R, and other current programming codes. The successful applicant will contribute to the long-term goals of our Department's cancer imaging research program, including designing and implementing experiments; managing and meeting research project deliverables related to statistical analyses, taking the lead in producing peer-reviewed publications, contributing to research grant applications; guiding research trainees, including graduate students and postdocs, on conducting statistical analyses.

This position offers an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge collaborative multi-disciplinary projects in the Radiology department as well as the departments of pathology, oncology, genetics, biostatistics, informatics, and epidemiology. The successful applicant will be a member of the Computational Biomarker Imaging Group (CBIG), a research group in the Center for Biomedical Image Computing and Analytics (CBICA) of the Department of Radiology, with a vision is to act as a translational catalyst between computational imaging science and clinical cancer research by integrating image analysis, machine learning and AI in clinically relevant cancer imaging applications. CBIG collaborates with faculty in the University of Pennsylvania Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), the Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), and the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CCEB). In addition, collaborators across different institutions include a range of experts in informatics, medical physics, radiology, radiation oncology, genetics, pathology, oncology, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon funding.

REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology Data Science, Computer Science, or related field and 3-5 years of related (analytic) experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Must have applied knowledge of the following gained through professional experience or graduate coursework and/or research projects: (i) statistical programming using SAS, R, or STATA for data manipulation, graphing, and modeling; (ii) statistical modeling using linear, logistic, Poisson, fixed effects, and mixed-effects regression with time series, categorical, cross-sectional, panel, and multilevel data; (iii) conducting survival analysis; and (iv) designing and conducting quantitative studies, including reviewing academic literature, identifying research questions and hypotheses, justifying statistical methods, implementing methodologies, and interpreting findings. Ideal qualifications should also include prior experience in imaging research studies, and specifically in the evaluation of medical imaging measurements (e.g., x-ray/CT/MRI) as cancer biomarkers. Prior experience in scientific writing and editing is a plus.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$61,046.00 - $95,972.00
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
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  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
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  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.



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