Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Biostatistician - I in United States

Biostatistician - I

Department Description: nullJob Location: Boston, MAReq ID: 22752BRJob Summary: Provides selected data management and analysis activities for a variety of projects in support of the Department and/or Division.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the design and management of data storage using Access, Excel and other relevant data management systems.

  • Using SAS and other relevant statistical software, create analytic files by merging multiple, large databases including Medicare, and other complex claims-based data to meet the analysis goals.

  • Carry out and conduct statistical analyses of large and small databases using SAS, SUDAAN and other related statistical software.

  • Create tables and figures that accurately reflect the results of the analysis.

  • Serve as a resource and help answer programming questions for Division's trainees (Research Fellows, Research Students) and Research Staff at the discretion of the Principal Investigator.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required in Statistics, Computer Science, Public Health. Master's degree preferred in health-related field

  • 1-3 years related work experience required.

  • Proficient in running SAS statistical analysis procedures required. Understanding of statistical concepts and SAS procedures; familiarity with epidemiological and quality assurance principles.

  • Prior research experience required.

  • Must be able to create analytic files by merging multiple, large databases; formatting; recording; and subsetting data to meet the analysis goals. Must be able to create tables and figures that accurately reflect the results of the analysis.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with SUDAAN and STATA preferred.


  • Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.

  • Team Work: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services.

  • Customer Service: Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude and respond to requests in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally