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Fwd: [d-ssc] Biostatistical analyst position, University of Alberta, Edmonton

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From: Yan Yuan <yyuan@ualberta.ca>
Subject: [d-ssc] Biostatistical analyst position, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Date: 16 August, 2012 10:30:45 AM PDT

Job announcement:

School of Public Health at the University of Alberta has a full-time
Master’s level biostatistical analyst position (Research Assistant).
This full-time statistical research assistant position has opportunity
to work and interact with a group of biostatisticians,
epidemiologists, statistical research assistants, and other health
information professionals in the Department of Public Health Sciences
and the provincial government agency Alberta Health Services - Cancer
Care. The position is funded by grants from CIHR and MSI foundation
for a cancer-related health services research that encompasses the
entire breast cancer patient care trajectory, from screening to
diagnosis to treatment to cure/end-of-life. It has an expected end
date of 2 years from the date of hire, with potential of extending.

Job description:

The successful applicant will be involved in a range of research
activities including data management, data analysis, development of
standard procedures and documentation, addressing methodological
issues under the guidance of principal investigators, interpretation
and presentation of results, health literature reviews, grant
applications, and manuscripts preparation. There will also be
opportunities for publishing manuscripts, presenting at scientific
meetings as well as further education and training in biostatistics
and epidemiology. Your duties include:
·       Executing analysis plans including basic and advanced
statistical analyses. Statistical programming for methodological
research using computer simulations. The analyses and programming will
be performed using SAS, STATA and/or R, typically independently under
minimum direction from the Principal investigators. Programming and/or
implementing new statistical methods as directed by principal

·       Linking large datasets to enable analysis including logic
checks of new datasets, making and logging corrections under minimum

·       Drafting written summaries of data analyses including figures,
tables, as needed for grant application and scientific papers.
Drafting written reports and oral presentations for scientific and lay

·       Preparing written documentation of all steps in the data
analyses for archival and future purposes with minimum supervision.

·       Conducting independent literature search/review, on
statistical methods and/or health related research topics.

·       Provide training in statistical analysis and programming to
graduate students as needed.


A Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or a related scientific
discipline with significant applied statistical experience is
required. Other qualifications include ability to perform statistical
analysis and programming in SAS, R and/or STATA. Effective
communication skills, both verbally and in writing, are necessary, as
is ability to work in a team environment. Independent judgment,
attention to detail and problem-solving skills will be essential in
performing the job duties. Two years of experience in medical or
public health research with large population-based datasets is
preferred.  Knowledge of cancer and/or the cancer care system in
Canada, and/or experience using cancer registries a plus.

Interested and qualified candidates please e-mail a resume/CV and
covering letter to: yyuan@ualberta.ca by August 30, 2012

Please circulate the ads to potential candidates.


Yan Yuan
Yan Yuan, PhD
Assistant Professor (Biostatistics)
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Alberta
3-299 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T6G 1C9

Tel: (780) 248-5853
Fax: (780) 492-0364
Email: yyuan@ualberta.ca
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