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Fwd: [d-ssc] Opening for a Biostatistician - Montreal

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From: Marie-Elise Parent <marie-elise.parent@iaf.inrs.ca>
Date: January 10, 2011 6:53:13 PM PST
Subject: [d-ssc] Opening for a Biostatistician - Montreal

Employment opportunity


Quebec Research Program for Prostate Cancer Prevention

Our research team wishes to hire a biostatistician for a large research program in epidemiology.  This program evolves around PROTEuS, a Montreal-based case-control study exploring the role of environmental risk factors for prostate cancer.  Complex databases including 4,000 subjects and containing hundreds of variables on lifestyle, general and occupational environments, as well as genetic factors (GWAS), need to be constituted and analyzed. This program calls upon the collaboration of a dozen of reputed researchers from INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, Université de Montréal, McGill University, University of California at Berkeley and US NIH/National Cancer Institute. Nearly 5M$ have been granted to support this research program. The biostatistician will work in close collaboration with a dynamic team of some 20 people, including researchers, highly qualified research personnel and epidemiology students (MSc, PhD and postdoc). Under the responsibility of the principal investigator, Marie-Elise Parent, the biostatistician will:
  • Plan, coordinate and set up analytical databases.
  • Coordinate the documentation of analytical databases.
  • Prepare statistical summaries.
  • Coordinate data transfer to researchers and students.
  • Conduct statistical analyses under the direction of researchers.
  • Assist researchers and students with their analyses.
  • Keep track, in the literature, of novel statistical approaches relevant to the data at hand.
  • Participate in the preparation of scientific articles and grant applications.
  • Participate in the dissemination of findings in the context of research seminars and conferences, journal clubs, Web site updates, etc.
  • Participate in the purchase of computer equipment.
  • Participate in the maintenance of the computer park and data backups.
Education :   Ph.D. or M.Sc. in biostatistics.

Required skills:
1.       Knowledge of common statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, etc.)
2.       Experience in the data analysis of complex epidemiological data.
3.       Knowledge of epidemiological principles.
4.       Experience in the analysis of case-control data (desirable).
5.       Experience in the statistical handling of measurement error, correlated and repeated measures, time-dependant variables, multiple testing, etc.
6.       Excellent organization skills.
7.       Ability to work in a team.
8.       Ability to work in a bilingual (French and English) environment.

Location (North shore of Montreal):
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Epidemiology and biostatistics unit
531, Boul. des Prairies
Laval (Qc)  H7V 1B7

Schedule :  9:00 to 17:00 (35 hours/week)
Type of position :  Under contract, for an expected period of at least 5 years

Start date :  January 2011, or soon after

Salary :   According to the collective agreement at INRS.  Several benefits, including pension plan.

Applications :

Applicants should send their CV, along with a letter describing their interest in the position, to:

Marie-Elise Parent, Ph.D.
Full Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Unit
INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier
Email :  marie-elise.parent@iaf.inrs.ca

Financial support : Cancer Research Society / MDEIE / Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec & Canadian Cancer Society

Marie-Élise Parent, Ph.D.
Professeure titulaire / Full professor
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Institut Armand-Frappier
Unité d'épidémiologie et biostatistique
531, boul. des Prairies
Laval (Québec) H7V 1B7
T 450 686-5676
F 450 686-5599

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