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    Opportunity: BIOSTATISTICIAN Manager @ Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research--Nashville, TN (US)
    Submitted by David Sexton; posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009


    The Vanderbilt Center for Human Genetics Research (CHGR) is seeking a biostatistician to analyze extensive genetic data derived from multiple internal and external studies. Ideally this candidate will serves as a project manager and interact with investigators to determine and execute a data analysis plan for genetic data including genome wide association studies and next generation sequence data. Management of several concurrent projects as well as, a group of biostatisticians and data mangers will be critical to this position.

    • Manage a portfolio of statistical projects
    • Manage a group of Masterís level biostatisticians and data managers
    • Contribution to study design, protocols and study reports preparation
    • Work closely on a team of investigators, lab personnel, and informatics personnel
    • Prepare statistical analysis plans
    • Perform statistical analyses, including generation of genetic study data summaries and ad-hoc reports
    • Accurately estimate time lines and resources needed to meet objectives
    • Participate in development and testing of novel statistical methods for genetic data
    • Work closely with research informatics scientists on development and testing of novel software encapsulating new statistical methods
    • Ensure completeness, correctness and integrity of analyses and datasets


    • Master's degree
    • Minimum of 60 months related experience


    • Ph.D. degree in statistical genetics, statistics, or related field
    • Minimum 2 years experience providing data analysis support to researchers in human genetics/genomics
    • Experience with large data sets, such as those used in GWAS and large cohort studies
    • Significant experience with statistical aspects of study design, including power calculations
    • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and data analysis interpretations to non-statisticians
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated expertise in team-oriented environments
    • Good problem solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Demonstrated willingness to be hands-on and pro-active
    • Proficiency in statistical programming environments such as SAS, R, or JMP
    • Able to multitask, work independently, and set own priorities, while maintaining accuracy and attention to details
    • Able to work effectively with internal and external colleagues and collaborators


    This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


    Negotiable. Salary is dependent upon years of education and experience.

    LOCALE: Nashville, TN, USA


    ARTICLE: Req# AMC17341

    Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

    Vanderbilt is a smoke-free workplace in compliance with the Non-Smoker Protection Act, Tennessee Code Annotated 39-17-1801-1810. In accordance with that law and Vanderbilt policy, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on Vanderbilt property.

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