Westat Biostatistician in Durham & Research Triangle, North Carolina

Job ID 14714BR

Job Title Biostatistician

Location NC - Durham & Research Triangle

Career Area Research - Health Studies

Job Status Full-Time

Job Description

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

Westat is seeking a biostatistician with strong epidemiologic skills and interest. The position is located in Durham, North Carolina.

Job responsibilities:

·Client interaction is a major job responsibility. Work directly with more than a dozen senior scientists in the government to define analytic goals and objectives, develop analytic datasets, execute analyses, and develop manuscripts and presentations.

·Provide analytic support for more than a dozen epidemiologic studies.

·Work with the client and senior Westat epidemiologists and biostatisticians to design, create derived variables and analytic datasets, and implement data analyses from a variety of epidemiologic study designs including case-control, longitudinal cohort, and case-cohort studies.

·Analytic methods to include logistic regression, longitudinal analysis, mixed effects models, survival analysis, and other statistical methods including sampling, splines and methods to assess effects of multiple simultaneous exposures.

Basic Qualifications:

·A Master’s degree in Biostatistics with 5 years of experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

·A Ph.D. in Biostatistics with 2 years of experience is preferred.

Candidates must have solid understanding of epidemiologic methods, as well as strong quantitative, interpersonal, and project management skills and experience applying these skills. Experience with multiple statistical programs is essential, including SAS and R. Experience with big data is a plus. Ability to work in a team environment and excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.