The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Aboriginal engagement is a strategic priority.

Biostatistician

Department: Clinical Research Support Unit (CSRU), College of Medicine

FTE: 1.0

Status: 3 year term with potential for extension

Primary Purpose: To provide statistical expertise and research support to researchers in the College of Medicine.

Nature of Work: The position reports to the Director of the Clinical Research Support Unit. The position concentrates on computer based quantitative analysis and reporting, and the work is subject to multiple peak periods that may be stressful due to high volumes of work and tight deadlines for internal and external grant application deadlines and information required for annual reporting requirements. The position establishes and maintains a level of professional relationships that supports exceptional collaboration with researchers. Judgment and decision making follows established procedures and guidelines. The position handles confidential data and work is subject to applicable ethical codes of conduct and privacy legislation. The successful candidate is required to teach statistical software workshops such as SAS or R.

Accountabilities:

  • Creating databases;
  • Managing/manipulating databases;
  • Analysis of big data;
  • Performing statistical analysis using a variety of methods;
  • Adopting and applying advanced methods to various studies;
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships to achieve successful outcomes;
  • Providing statistical consultation;
  • Designing data collection instruments;
  • Providing clients with strong conceptual and problem solving skills;
  • Providing technical assistance and advice in the application of statistical methods;
  • Providing computer software workshops for post-graduate students;

Qualifications:
Education:  PhD degree in Biostatistics or Statistics.

Experience:  Multiple years and significant experience with advanced level working knowledge of statistical software and programming languages such as SAS, R, S-plus, or Stata. Big data management and analysis experience and practical collaborative experience in medical and health sciences are necessary.

Skills: 

  • Strong technical skills in statistical programing and analysis;
  • Multi-tasking capability in order to handle numerous simultaneous projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team;
  • Superior interpersonal communication (oral & written) skills that allow timely development and presentation of information and recommendations;
  • Demonstrable analytical and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work with decision makers to achieve solutions to unique and complex problems.

Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV via email to Dr. Hyun J. “June” Lim (hyun.lim@usask.ca). Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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