From Torsten Neilands
A project on which I’m working recently received continuation funding to collect cohort data for another five year funding cycle. The project’s PI, Elise Riley, and its project director, Jennifer Cohen, are looking to hire a statistician at 50% effort. The job description appears below. Please feel free to forward this job announcement on to interested individuals or groups and please direct all inquiries about the position to Jennifer Cohen (her e-mail address appears in the job description).
With best wishes for a happy 2008,
We are seeking a statistician for 50% employment with our UCSF research study regarding the longitudinal effects of HIV, housing, drug use and social support on the victimization and risk behavior of unstably housed women. Strong organizational skills and an ability to communicate well will be necessary in this position. Three to five years of statistical experience are preferred and no supervisory responsibility is involved with this position.
In collaboration with the PI and the senior statistician, the incumbent will choose appropriate statistical techniques, which will guide study development as well as determine the interpretation of study results. Prior experience with complex data sets will prepare the incumbent to develop the analyses and protocols needed in this study. Job duties will include the following: documenting all procedures; assessing survey question validity and reliability; performing descriptive statistics; performing time to event and adjusted analyses such as logistic, linear and Poisson regression, Kaplan-Meier estimation, and Cox proportional hazards survival analysis; performing longitudinal analyses that adjust for correlated data such as random effects and GEE modeling techniques; conducting power analyses for all projects and grant proposals; writing the first draft of results sections for manuscripts and analytic methods sections for grant proposals.
The incumbent must be proficient with SAS or equivalent statistical software that has the capacity to analyze longitudinal data with time-varying repeated measures (e.g., R, S+ or STATA). In addition, the incumbent must be adept with database systems such as ACCESS. Experience with computer-based interview systems is preferred; if the incumbent has none, s/he must be willing to become acquainted with the Questionnaire Development System (QDS) package. Weekly check-in and/or meetings with the PI, monthly all-staff meetings, and periodic briefings will provide the incumbent multiple opportunities to assess progress, prioritize work, explore new ideas and discuss problems.
Interested applicants should contact Ms. Jennifer Cohen for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org) and apply through the UCSF Career website: http://www.ucsfhr.ucsf.edu/careers/ Please apply for the Statistician position, Requisition number: 24552BR.