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The Center for Surgical Outcomes Research (CSOR) seeks a clinical outcomes researcher to assist with the design, analysis and summarization of data in the area of pediatric surgical health services and outcomes research. CSOR, within the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, conducts applied clinical research on a wide variety of topics related to pediatric surgery and also performs methodological research in epidemiology and biostatistics. The clinical outcomes researcher will perform a variety of activities required for the design, analysis, and interpretation of clinical data within the CSOR and will be integral to the framing of the research portfolio of general pediatric surgery.
1. Perform quality checks of data and manage data for multiple research projects.
2. Evaluate research studies, recommend statistical procedures, and conduct analyses including, but not limited to, hypothesis tests, linear and nonlinear models, mixed effects models, multivariate models, and sample size and power calculations.
3. Collaborate with surgeon and resident researchers to provide the input required to achieve sound study design, conduct, and analysis of clinical research studies.
4. Prepare reports that summarize the statistical analysis of data, interpret the findings, and provide conclusions and recommendations.
5. Participate in the preparation of abstracts and manuscripts that are submitted for presentation or publication.
6. Create high-quality figures for visualization of data and analytic results.
7. Write statistical programming code necessary for all analyses.
8. Research available methods and software options for various projects, and acquire an understanding of new statistical methods and software as necessary.
9. Works collaboratively within a dynamic team of physicians, clinical researchers, postdoctoral students and statisticians.
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
1. Ph.D. in epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related field.
2. Knowledge of research processes with ability to perform both large dataset study design and analysis, as well as a prospective study (e.g. clinical trial) development and execution.
3. Proficiency with a statistical software package
4. Experience with peer-review articles
5. Excellent communication skills
6. Ability to work productively in a team of faculty, staff, and students.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Minimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching 100% Finger dexterity 100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33%
The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.