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From: "Pogue, Janice" <Janice.Pogue@phri.ca>
Date: February 23, 2011 6:08:25 AM PST
Subject: [d-ssc] Position at McMaster

Position:            Statistical Analyst/Programmer
                          Population Health Research Institute

Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation

McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


We conduct some of the largest multicentre international Clinical Trials and Epidemiologic studies in the world in the areas of treatment and prevention of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes
The PHRI Group:

v      Internationally recognized group

v      Approximately 300 Health Research Workers

v      Design, conduct & analysis of large Clinical Trials and Epidemiology studies

v      Specialization of Genetic Biostatistics for Large Cohort Studies

v      Studies conducted in 87 countries

v      Group involves Medical Scientists, Other Health Scientists, Statisticians, Computer Programmers, Laboratory technicians/scientists, Support Staff

v      Provide training for outside researchers from within Canada and other countries

Funding: Both Peer Review and Industry Sources
Work Environment:

v      Academic environment with involvement in Industry

v      Opportunity to participate in publications in Leading Journals

v      Group publishes approximately 150 papers annually

v      Interactions with McMaster University faculty as well as leading institutions in many countries

v      Interacts with major pharmaceutical companies, international regulatory agencies, & scientists in multiple countries


v      Position of responsibility working in a team environment on large scale, scientifically important studies

v      Support to travel to scientific/statistical meetings & courses

v      Travel to project meetings

v      Encouragement to develop methodologic interests and publish


 Statistical Analyst Programmer
Department of Medicine, McMaster University
A statistical analyst programmer will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and statistical analysis of large databases from clinical trials research.
Duties include: maintaining and analyzing large databases using common statistical and database packages (SAS, SPlus, etc.); preparing and presenting statistical reports based on these analyses; providing statistical support in the planning of new studies; working successfully in a team environment with clinicians, statisticians, programmers and others; and participating in related university educational programs. A Masters or PhD in Biostatistics or related field is required. Strong applied statistical and computing skills in a UNIX environment and previous experience with large databases in biomedical or related field is essential. Strong communication skills (both written and oral) are required.
12 month contract position to start with potential for full-time position.
Please forward all applications and questions via e-mail directly to Janice Pogue (janice.pogue@phri.ca).

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