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    Opportunity: Statistical Genetic Analyst (#00217688) @ Vanderbilt University--Nashville, TN (US)
    Submitted by David Sexton; posted on Thursday, October 28, 2010


    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.


    • Minimum 2 years experience providing data analysis support to researchers in 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 SPSS
    • 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.


    Nashville, TN, USA


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