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Biostatistician

Company: University of Kentucky - Research
Location: Lexington
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Summary*

The University of Kentucky is seeking a Biostatistician for the National Institute of Health (NIH) HEALing Communities grant. This is a multi-year grant aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties. This position will work within the HEALing Communities Data, Informatics & Biostatistics core at the University of Kentucky to:

* Provide statistical consultation regarding drug use-related health data management, data quality assurance, and data quality control; loading and linking data sets, programming for data visualization and automated report generations, as well as report designs.
* Perform statistical analysis of drug use-related health outcomes, creating and implementing advanced statistical programming for administrative and clinical data to improve evaluation of overdose deaths and improve timeliness of analytical results.
* Provide statistical services supporting experiment design, model development, and analysis for projects. Participate in evaluations of the effectiveness of drug-related surveillance activities and products.
* Respond to data requests and develop presentations.
* Contribute to project-related research activities and lead continuous improvement efforts to ensure that all study protocols are followed.

This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the study team positioned to bring together talented and dedicated individuals from the University community, Kentucky state government, treatment providers, the criminal justice system, and public health departments to address one of the nation's biggest public health crises.

*Skills / Knowledge / Abilities*

Candidates must possess strong experience with SAS and R statistical programming, statistical methodology and modelling. Candidates must be proficient with SQL, GIS software, etc.

*Required Education/Experience*

Minimum of a Masters degree and one (1) year of experience OR seven (7) years of related experience required.

*Preferred Education/Experience*

Master's degree in a quantitative area (e.g. biostatistics, data science, epidemiology).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,981.00 - $84,115.00 per year

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Employee discount
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
At the University of Kentucky, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Lexington, KY 40508: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: University of Kentucky - Research, Lexington , Biostatistician, Other , Lexington, Kentucky

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