Director, Biostatistics

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer though research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care. Who we are: ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking, growing membership organization that operates in a results-focused work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes. This is an Alexandria, Virginia-based position that offers an excellent benefits package, subsidized parking or Metro benefits, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn more about ASCO, please visit www.asco.org/jobs. Who we are looking for: A high performing Director, Biostatistics to join our Center for Research and Analytics (CENTRA) department. The Director, Biostatistics will lead and oversee biostatistical support across ASCO with a specific focus on research projects. This position is located in Alexandria, VA although remote candidates will be considered. Please submit your application following this link: https://asco.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ASCO/job/Alexandria-VA/Director--Biostatistics_R526 What you will do: • Serve as lead biostatistician for ASCO biostatistics hub • Work with ASCO staff to develop trial designs and data capture tools to optimality address research objectives for ASCO research projects • Oversee and implement statistical analyses and reports (including methods, results with tables and visualizations, key findings, and conclusions) to integrate into manuscripts, abstracts, posters, and other research outputs • Direct biostatistical support from CENTRA staff for ASCO research projects • Develop statistical analysis plans for ASCO research projects, with a range of topics from surveys and real-world data to clinical trials and comparative effectiveness studies • Assist CENTRA staff in continuing education opportunities in biostatistics and data analytics • Utilize reproducible methods for creating, sharing, and storing code • Manage personnel, team capacity, and resourcing • Develop and maintain a vision and roadmap for the team What you will need to be successful: • PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or related field • 7 – 8+ years of biostatistical experience working in collaborative medical research setting • 4+ years of experience managing staff • Track record of co-authorship on peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical research • Experience converting the results of statistical analyses to output for non-statistician audiences (including graphical displays) • Expertise in R/Rstudio • Experience with SAS • Strong understanding of research design principles • Ability to clearly communicate and convey information to various audiences • Ability to delegate projects and tasks appropriately to team members • Ability to hold team members accountable, and also provide encouragement and growth opportunities • Strong collaboration skills • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines • Ability to communicate effectively Ideal candidates will also contribute: • Experience in cancer clinical trials or other cancer care research • Experience teaching statistics to non-statisticians • Experience in clinical trial protocol implementation and processes, including reporting and monitoring • Experience in survey methods and analyses • Experience with Stata • Familiarity with REDCap and Medidata Rave ADA/Physical Requirements • Fast-paced office environment with extended periods seated or standing at a desk. • High use of computer and other office technology equipment. Travel • 1-5 days/yr. At ASCO, our goal is to foster and encourage a diversity of thought, experience, and background in our workplace. Our organization’s culture is multi-dimensional, and we encourage our employees to leverage their unique perspectives and ideas. ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

American Society of Clinical Oncology
Contact: Emily Reyes
recruit@asco.org

Telephone: 5714831376
Address:
2318 Mill Rd
Ste 800
Alexandria , Virginia 22314 United States

Program Officer, Research Synthesis

Job Description Department: Research Synthesis and New Technology Reports to: Associate Director, Research Synthesis and New Technology Candidate must submit cover letter with application. About Us The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) is authorized by Congress to conduct research to provide information about the best available evidence to help patients and their health care providers make more informed decisions. PCORI’s research is intended to give patients a better understanding of the prevention, treatment and care options available, and the science that supports those options. Position Summary The Program Officer is integral to the programmatic functions of PCORI’s Research Synthesis team, a growing program that supports systematic and transparent synthesis of health studies in order to 1) increase access to high quality and up-to-date research evidence and 2) assist in setting research priorities. The Research Synthesis team strives to be innovative in approach to product development with the goal of producing work that is meaningful to a wide range of stakeholders such as patients, caregivers, physicians, researchers, payers, and policy makers. Examples of recent work include PCORI’s evidence map of Social Needs Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes and a rapid review to guide future research initiatives focused on Video Teleconferencing for Disease Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment (recently published in Annals of Internal Medicine). We are currently partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to complete systematic reviews to inform strategies for reducing maternal morbidity and mortality as well as improving health of persons living with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The Program Officer for Research Synthesis is responsible for strategic decision-making, management and monitoring of a portfolio of evidence synthesis products (e.g. systematic reviews, rapid reviews, evidence maps) that advance PCORI’s patient-centered research agenda. The primary responsibilities of the Program Officer include providing intellectual and organizational leadership to shape the Research Synthesis program agenda, work with stakeholders (external and within PCORI) to identify and develop topics, award and manage a diverse portfolio of contracts, and evaluate program activities to further the strategic direction of the Research Synthesis program. Specifically, the Program Officer will develop statements of work for contracts that will meet the requirements of stakeholder assessments, liaison across teams at PCORI, and work with Procurement to select meritorious contractors for the work. The Program Officer will then oversee the contractor’s work to provide insight on PCORI’s needs and requirements as well as to ensure timely completion of quality products. This position requires a deep understanding of clinical research study design along with additional key skills including careful attention to details, personal initiative, creativity, flexibility, and excellent relationship building skills. Experience with research synthesis products and methods is desirable. Duties and Responsibilities Research Synthesis Program and Portfolio Management Responsibilities Assist the Associate Director, Research Synthesis, in identifying and implementing strategic objectives for the Research Synthesis Program. Manage a portfolio of research synthesis products including systematic reviews, rapid reviews, and evidence maps and visualizations. Work with stakeholders and PCORI staff to determine priority topics for which research or evaluation of the current literature could 1) contribute to improved decision making and improved patient outcomes in health care or 2) identify gaps in knowledge and inform PCORI’s future clinical research. Use systematic and transparent approaches to gather, synthesize, and analyze literature as well as other data sources to support topic feasibility and topic development. Oversee contractors’ work in developing evidence synthesis products on health care interventions, which includes developing requests for proposals, reviewing contract applications, monitoring attainment of contract milestones and overall project progress, and oversight and review of the contractors’ work to ensure accuracy. Identify and manage program activities that advance Research Synthesis and PCORI’s patient-centered research agenda, including leadership roles in executing stakeholder workshops and developing new products and standardize procedures within Research Synthesis. Collaborate with staff within Research Synthesis and from other PCORI programs, including Science, Engagement, Communications, and Contracts Management staff in implementing program activities. Organizational Responsibilities and Contributions: Represents PCORI publicly regarding program direction, program funding, and the proposal process and award results. Participates in conferences, seminars, and other professional development activities to maintain and enhance expertise and professional status. Leads, contributes to, and participates in internal groups and teams and cross-cutting initiatives. Carries out other responsibilities as assigned by PCORI management. Keeps Program Director and team appraised of developments and occurrences in the field that are likely to affect program decision-making, strategies, and/or award decision-making. Incumbent(s) in this position may be required to perform other duties and special assignments not specifically stated above. Statements outlined in this section are designated as essential job functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Required Skills Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong skills in clinical research methods, which may be reflected by prior success in publishing first-authored scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with evidence syntheses such as systematic review, meta-analysis, and evidence maps, preferred. Understanding of clinical care and health care systems. Ability to handle and manage multiple priorities effectively; must be adept at organizing time efficiently; high tolerance for ambiguity; ability to understand and work effectively with PCORI staff members. Able to synthesize material and focus quickly on the essence of an issue; to identify major opportunities in a specific area; to see the big picture. Strong oral presentation skills. Strong project and people management skills. Personally motivated to support PCORI’s mission and goals; to work independently and in teams to think imaginatively about opportunities; to create and respond to innovative approaches to addressing an issue; to inspire others to work towards achieving team goals. Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegian, energetic, able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, awardees, consultants, external funders, and others who contribute to program development and management. Sound judgment and maturity, exemplified by consistent professionalism in dealing with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally. Ability to make decisions, justify recommendations, and is responsive and clear with external contractors. Ability to travel, as required, including for site visits and representing PCORI at external meetings. Proficient in the use of technology, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Endnote. Required Experience Doctoral degree and 2+ years of experience in a research discipline relevant to patient-centered outcomes research (e.g., clinical epidemiology, health services research, sociology, psychology, health policy, bio-statistics, economics) OR a Master’s degree in relevant field (e.g., MPH, MPA, MPP; or MBA) and 5+ years of experience OR a clinical degree (e.g. medicine, nursing, pharmacy). Proven track record and leadership potential in clinical research. Proven track record and leadership in evidence synthesis preferred. Demonstrated progressive experience working with researchers and end-users of research preferred. Strong record of published work preferred. The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. As part of that commitment, PCORI requires all employees, regardless of remote work status, to be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or new employee at PCORI, you will be required to comply with PCORI's vaccination policy, report your vaccination status, and provide proof of vaccination. Compliance with the policy does allow for exceptions, but those exceptions will only be granted in circumstances related to medical conditions, disabilities, and sincerely held religious beliefs. Continuing with this application indicates your intent to comply with PCORI's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. PCORI conducts background checks on all applicants. PCORI’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: PCORI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity both internal and external to the workplace. You can learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Candidate must submit cover letter with application.

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Contact: Claudia Lopez
clopez.ct@pcori.org

Telephone: 202-827-7739
Address:
1828 L Street, NW Suite 900
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 United States

WHI Staff Scientist - Biostatistician

Staff Scientist Biostatistician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Overview Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation’s first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women’s Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here. At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an antiracist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, antiracism, and inclusion. The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is seeking a biostatistician at the staff scientist or senior staff scientist level for a position in the Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center (WHI CCC) in the Public Health Sciences Division (PHS). The WHI is a population-based program established as the signature project of the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1991 to address the most common causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal women. WHI has had a major impact on women’s health, clinical practice and research methods. The nationwide program is currently in its third extension with secured funding through 2025. The WHI CCC is responsible for study implementation and coordination of statistical, epidemiologic, nutritional and clinical aspects of the WHI as well as the traditional coordinating center roles in data collection, management, linkages, analysis and reporting. The associated biorepository supports a wide range of biomarkers studies on risk, early detection and disease mechanisms. The WHI CCC assists local and outside investigators’ use of this resource in publications and ancillary studies, providing expertise in design and analyses, as well as logistical support. Responsibilities • training and supervising six master’s level statisticians and statistical assistant for the WHI Analytic Group • coordinating group activities with other units in the CCC • serving as a statistician on manuscripts and selected ancillary studies The primary responsibilities of the group are to analyze data for WHI manuscripts, produce progress and clinical trial monitoring reports, select samples for ancillary studies using the biorepository, provide support to the WHI help desk, and coordinate and provide quality assurance for data files before release to other entities. The candidate will also serve as a statistician on the WHI Publications and Presentations Committee to provide input on WHI data and statistical methods. The ideal candidate will have broad exposure to and expertise in statistical methods for clinical trials and epidemiologic studies, as well as diverse types of data, including failure time, longitudinal, and ‘omics” data, a strong Interest in the chronic disease epidemiology, experience in manuscript and/or grant writing and supervision. The staff scientist position will be under the direction of Dr. Garnet Anderson in the WHI program within the Division of PHS. Qualifications • PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or a related field • At least 2 years of post-doctoral experience in related field • Strong written and verbal communication skills • Experience in manuscript and grant proposal preparation • Demonstrated ability to work well within interdisciplinary teams and collaborations • Experience supervising highly-skilled staff • A long-term interest in a non-tenure track staff position. Apply Interested candidates should apply electronically via the Fred Hutch careers site (Job ID 20891): https://careers-fhcrc.icims.com/jobs/20891/whi-staff-scientist-%28level-based-on-experience%29/job?hub=7

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Contact: Christen Yu
ra@fredhutch.org

Telephone: 2066677720
Address:
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109 United States