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From: "Pogue, Janice" <Janice.Pogue@phri.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Statistics Manager Position at McMaster
Date: 3 August, 2012 11:03:09 AM PDT

Position:           Manager, Statistics
                        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 over 200 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 supervising a talented team of statisticians 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

Manager, Statistics
Department of Medicine, McMaster University

The Manager of Statistics is responsible for the overall management and supervision of statistical staff within the Clinical Trials and Registries and Genetics and Epidemiology Program for the Population Health Research Institute, providing direction, advice and statistical expertise. Through this direction, as well as individual project responsibilities, he/she is responsible for ensuring that all statistical reporting and analysis is appropriate, accurate and meets deadlines; Develops and maintains the statistical department’s operational objectives and plans, policies and procedures, and work collaboratively with other managers as required to meet PHRI objectives. Duties include: Supervise statistical staff and provide guidance on their individual projects both in statistical methods and statistical programming. Oversee the analysis for projects and be responsible for the quality assurance of the results. All statistical analyses require the ability to withstand independent scrutiny by government regulatory agencies such as HPB and FDA. Provide statistical support for the design of research studies and grant proposals to be submitted to external funding agencies. Interact independently and confidentially with data and safety monitoring boards for large trials. Develop unique concepts and methods of statistical analysis where standard methodologies do not adequately address the problem, with ability to publish and present these methods at conferences and meetings. A Masters or PhD in biostatistics or statistics is required. Extensive experience in clinical trials with the ability to work independently and experience with large databases in biomedical or a related field essential, along with proven supervisory experience essential. Strong applied statistical and computing skills using SAS in a UNIX Environment. Strong communication skills, both oral and written are required. Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a collaborative group are required. We are looking for an individual who is able to personify McMaster’s six Core Competencies: Communicating, Developing People, Leading, Embracing Change, Optimizing Service Relationships, and Employing University Acumen.

Please forward all applications and questions via e-mail directly to Janice Pogue (janice.pogue@phri.ca).
Janice Pogue, MA, MSc, PhD
Director, Statistics – Population Health Research Institute
Assistant Professor – McMaster University – Dept. of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics
HHS-David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute
Hamilton General Hospital Campus
237 Barton Street East, Rm C2-210
Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 2X2
Tel: 905-527-4322 ext. 40340  Fax: 905-297-3784

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