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Statistical Scientist I

Job Summary

The Statistical Scientist I provides expert statistical support to an investigator and takes a leadership role in the development of a statistical programming and data analysis plan. He/she contributes original ideas and participates in all facets of research plan and conduct including research methods, preparation of data sets, sample size calculations, performance of statistical analysis, and interpretation of results, authorship and publication of original research projects. The Statistical Scientist I works under the directorship of an established principal investigator or faculty level statistician while participating in research on a wide variety of topics.  He/she conducts work independently                                                                                                                                                                

Job Responsibilities

  • Participates in the design of research projects and works under the direction of an established principal investigator or faculty statistician.
  • Contributes expertise in the statistical design and planning of research projects.
  • Reviews draft plans for feasibility and statistical appropriateness.
  • Collaborates with project team to develop analysis plans, sample sizes, randomization schemes and apply appropriate methodologies.
  • Independently develops plans for statistical programming, data management, creation of analytical data, and data evaluation.
  • Provides leadership in implementation of analysis plan.
  • Prepares accurate and meaningful reports of analyses including summary tables, charts, plots, and graphs and interpretation of results.
  • Prepares data files for statistical analysis; ensures integrity of data using general tests for validity.
  • Participates and provides expertise in the interpretation of research results.
  • Contributes to manuscript and abstract writing and preparation for publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participates in and provides expertise for statistical plans in the development of new grant proposals.
  • Provides database review, statistical programming and data analysis consultation to project team members and colleagues in CHOP community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: MS required in Statistics, Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, etc.

Required Experience: 5-7 year’s relevant experience required; Ability to work efficiently on multiple projects required.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: PhD preferred with minimum of 3+ years relevant experience

Preferred Experience: Demonstrated achievement in facilitating and proposing a research project.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Advanced skills and knowledge in biostatistics, statistical methods in medical and clinical research, and clinical epidemiology.
  • 5+ years of experience and proficient in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS, or other commonly used statistical languages.
  • Knowledgeable about database utilization in statistical analysis; familiar with UNIX and windows OS.

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Clinical Research Program Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting with the financial, administrative, operational, managerial, and human resources aspects of a research group in the Division of Adolescent Medicine. Manages all aspects of multiple small to large scale research studies, including supervising all research staff and rotating students. Works independently in accordance with established objectives and within institutional guidelines. Oversees various projects of clinical, epidemiological, health services, and/or behavioral research. Also may perform all CRC Core and additional responsibilities as detailed for CRC Level 1 through 4. The position will be conditional and duration will be based on the availability of grant funds to support this position.

This research group focuses on improving reproductive health outcomes among adolescent and young adult women, including managing web-based projects, secondary data analyses of large datasets, clinical trials, intervention design and evaluation, and quality improvement initiatives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitors progress of study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment, pilot studies, focus groups, etc.) and ensures that study objectives are met        
  • With the assistance of CHOP Human Resources, coordinates recruitment and onboarding of qualified research and support staff, non-physician professional and technical staff, including advertising, interviewing, selection, and training in accordance with CHOP’s Policy and Procedure manual
  • Direct and indirect supervision, training, support, and management of staff to ensure compliance with study protocol, NIH, and FDA policies
  • Assists with mentoring, developing, and training for undergraduate and graduate clinical and nonclinical trainees and research volunteers
  • Provides supervision and support for clinical research staff who are assigned to specific protocols and who help with the overall clinical research of the program
  • Provide a leadership role in developing, implementing, and evaluating the conduct of clinical research
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with the individual study management teams, various core groups at CHOP’s Research Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, and other collaborating institutions
  • As part of Management Team, develops, reviews, and updates program policies and procedures as needed
  • Develops and implements study protocols/operation manuals, sometimes in conjunction with Project Research Coordinator(s) and Principal Investigator
  • Serves as primary liaison between research and other hospital staff to carry out the needs of the research projects
  • Makes decisions for day-to-day operations of projects including the resolution of technical problems and questions from project staff
  • Assists with analysis of data and preparation of manuscripts and scientific presentations, as needed
  • Applies knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines including protection of human research subjects with particular emphasis on pediatrics, definitions and reporting requirement for adverse events, elements of informed consent, Federal Codes, Regulations and Guidelines relevant to the performance and conduct of clinical trials
  • Responsible for regulatory compliance for clinical research program
  • Assists in developing budgets for research grants and initiatives within established timetables
  • Manages and balances project budgets, in collaboration with the Research Business Manager
  • Negotiates contracts with and oversees research and service subcontractors (e.g. collaborating investigators, web developers, instructional design experts)
  • Manages pre- and post-award administrative responsibilities such as including identification of funding opportunities, grants preparation including budget, grant submission, grants accounting, monitoring and reconciliation, grant close outs and other grant related activities
  • Collaborates with Marketing and Development to create promotional materials and identify potential funders

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Bachelors of/in Arts/Science in related field

Required Experience: 8-10 years experience in clinical research.  3 years experience in research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management. 1-2 years supervisory experience.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Masters of/in Arts/Science in related field preferred.

Preferred Experience: 5 years experience in research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management.  Experience in an academic institution strongly preferred.  3-5 supervisory experience in a clinical research environment preferred. 

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Must be able to meet deadlines, work on several projects at once, and understand all of the concepts involved in the work performed.
  • Able to work collaboratively with adolescents who are research participants or patients and their families.
  • Comfortable working on issues related to adolescent sexuality.
  • Familiarity with adolescent and/or women’s health research.
  • Familiarity with health services research, qualitative research methodologies, large dataset research.
  • Experience with qualitative and statistical analysis software is preferred.
  • Excellent personnel management skills.
  • Excellent time management skills required. Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals. Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles, and needs.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be able to work accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and be amenable to doing varied work that requires an intellectual and professional approach.
  • Successful performance in a high-intensity work environment. Excellent problem identification and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and materials.
  • Evidence of leadership ability.
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity.
  • Travel to other study sites for multi-site studies and to collaborating institutions for data collection and meetings may be required.
  • Evening and weekend work may be required.

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