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Special & Scientific Staff CTSI

Job ID: 3642

Date posted: 12/20/2018

  • Department: Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Shift: Days
  • Hours: 8:30-5:00
  • Location: Tufts Medical Center
Job Details:
Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS) at Tufts Medical Center seek a faculty Biostatistician to provide methodological leadership for innovative and collaborative clinical research and teaching.  Our institutes provide a supportive academic environment for original methodological research and ample opportunities for collaboration.
 
Tufts statisticians have a track record of success, working closely with clinician researchers to develop predictive models used worldwide to predict health outcomes for patients with myocardial infarction and kidney disease. They have also been integral to the production of high-impact methodological advances, such as innovations in meta-analytic techniques, more efficient clinical trial design, and evaluation of the heterogeneity of treatment effects.
 
Our Biostatisticians:
 
Are based in our Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Center.
 
Are eligible for Tufts University faculty appointments.
 
Collaborate with clinical, health services, and basic science researchers throughout Tufts University, Tufts Medical Center, and their affiliates. 
 
Publish often.
 
Teach and mentor MS/PhD students in our acclaimed Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program.
 
Researchers in all areas of biostatistics are encouraged to apply.
 
Responsibilities:


Provides methodological leadership to multidisciplinary teams engaged in research in the biomedical and clinical sciences, behavioral and social sciences, community-engaged research, public health studies, and health policy research.
 
Teaches biostatistics classes within Tufts CTSI's Clinical and Translational Science Graduate Program at the Tufts University's Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences.
 
Mentors and assists fellows and junior faculty with their research projects, from design to analysis. Devotes effort to specific research grants as a collaborating statistician-investigator and supervises master's level statisticians who work on those projects.
 
Initiates and carries out independent research on methodological issues. Responsible for seeking independent funding by writing grant applications.
Assists investigators throughout the Tufts community with study design, statistical analyses, and methodological questions related to their research projects, pre- and post-award.
 
Works collaboratively with research departments across the Tufts campus and affiliated organizations and engages in a high level of interdisciplinary activity.
 
Requirements:
 
The candidate should have a PhD in biostatistics with a strong record of collaboration with clinicians. A track record of academic productivity, funding, and innovation is expected.
 
An understanding of the span of biostatistics and study design is required, as is an ability to recognize opportunities to use or develop novel methods.
 
Classroom teaching experience is required.
 
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills in translating complex concepts to non-methodologically expert audiences.
 
Demonstrated potential for securing external funding, as an independent investigator or collaborating methodologist, is desirable.  


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