Brown University — Biostatistician

Job Description:

The Biostatistician will use technical skills to help facilitate the design, conduct, management, and analysis of a variety of different research projects that will be run through [state Center name]. Duties include: helping researchers design studies, constructing databases, managing data, statistical programming and analysis, and interpretation and reporting of results.

The position requires interacting with project investigators, collaborators internal and external to Brown, other analysts, and a variety of research staff. Position responsibilities include the following:

  • create study-specific data analysis files;
  • develop and maintain core and study-specific analytic files;
  • conduct analyses of research data (including large-scale administrative data);
  • assist in the preparation of reports, manuscripts and project-related technical writing; and
  • generate metadata (i.e., data that provides information about the project datasets) as well as document and archive analytic files for future reference by investigators.

The positions also require good writing skills for summarizing the approaches employed to generate analytic output.  The incumbent will function as a project team member and participate in project team meetings. The Biostatistician will contribute to the authorship of manuscripts.

Education/Experience: Master’s Degree in Public Health (preferred, with a concentration in Biostatistics or Mathematics or combination of extensive statistical training and experience) and 1 to 3 years’ experience OR Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master’s degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or Biometry.

Job Competencies

  • Data management and analysis experience.
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Word, Creation of charts & graphs using Microsoft Excel and Power  Point, and analysis of data.
  • Advanced SAS programming knowledge, skills and experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.


  • Knowledge of the US health care system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the US Health Care System, including standard healthcare billing/coding systems such as ICD 9/10, CPT, HCPCS, and DRG codes
  • Experience with CMS(Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) claims and beneficiary assessment data
  • Experience with EHR (Electrical Health Record) or laboratory data Proficiency in Stata, R , Python and SQL Knowledge of current and emerging trends in advanced statistical analysis

Additional physical demands and working conditions: Hybrid Eligible.

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

This full-time fixed-term position has an end-date of  11/30/26 and may be extended based on the availability of grant funding.

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Job Posting Title:

Center for Gerontology & Health Care Research

Grade 10

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Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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