Senior Biostatistician

University of Illinois Cancer Center

The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking to fill a Senior Biostatistician position with Phase I Clinical Trials experience. This position will develop innovative clinical trial designs. This position will also be responsible for designing and developing clinical trials and observational studies, scientific review of protocols, instrument and data collection design, randomization and random sampling, size determination and power analysis, bioinformatics, statistical genomics, supporting investigator-initiated clinical trials, participation in the PRC (Protocol Review Committee), analysis of manuscript and abstracts, and assisting with grant applications.

The Biostatistician will also provide methods including Baynesian monitoring strategies, dose-finding strategies, adaptive randomization, and screening designs. In addition, this position will collaborate with Cancer Center members involved in all stages of the research process, from the design stage, through data analysis to scientific interpretation. Areas of focus will include basic science, diagnostic, cancer control/prevention and clinical research studies.

Minimum of a Masters Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or related field required. PhD highly preferred.
A minimum of five years experience in statistical analysis of data from large, long-term, observational epidemiological research studies required. Experience in clinical trials design including Phase I single- or multi-institutional industry sponsored trials to Phase III multi-institutional cooperative group trials high preferred.
Ability to perform power analysis.
Experience in analysis of high-dimensional data such as gene expression and SNP data to identify reproducible genetic markers preferred.
Thorough knowledge of multivariate statistical procedures including methods for analysis of population based large samples. Ability to compute statistical power and assess implications of available sample sizes under a variety of study conditions.
Demonstrated skills in time management/project management.
Demonstrated skills using SAS, R, Stata, SPSS, and other statistical programs.
Computer skills using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint).
Proficient in preparing tables and graphs to present clinical data or results.
Strong written communication skills including the ability to write clear, structured statistical assessments in health related areas for grant proposals, manuscripts, presentations, and reports.
Effective oral presentation skills.
Demonstrated interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective professional work relationships with faculty and staff in various disciplines.
Ability to organize effectively to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
Ability to design and maintain research data bases.

For fullest consideration apply by: 06/01/2018
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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.