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    Opportunity: Statistical Genetics Analyst @ Vanderbilt University--Nashville, TN (US)
    Submitted by David Sexton; posted on Monday, June 01, 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 interact with investigators to determine and execute a data analysis plan for genetic data including genome wide association studies and next generation sequence data.


    • Contribution to clinical 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 objective
    • 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


    This position requires a Masters degree in statistics or related field.


    • Ph.D. degree in statistics or related field
    • 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 SUDAAN
    • 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
    • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and data analysis interpretations to non-statisticians
    • 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
    • Minimum 2 years experience providing data analysis support to researchers in genomics


    This is a full-time position; 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. 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.

    LOCALE: Nashville, TN USA


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