Statistical Research Associate opportunity in Seattle


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The Statistical Center for HIV/AIDS Research and Prevention (SCHARP) is seeking a Statistical Research Associate to provide statistical support to laboratory investigators researching HIV and other infectious disease vaccines under the direction of the lead statisticians. This support primarily involves analysis of biomarker data for preclinical, early phase, and post-marketing clinical studies, but can also encompass a variety of statistical requests. The SRA codes primarily in R and SAS. In addition to performing the analyses, the SRA communicates with the internal statistical team and external investigators regarding details of the study, data, analysis plan, and timelines. As part of a larger team of statisticians, programmers, and project managers, the SRA also contributes to an environment of mutual cooperation and respect. The SRA handles multiple projects and works efficiently in a fast-paced environment.


Under limited technical direction, the SRA applies statistical and programming knowledge to various types of laboratory data and sometimes clinical data, resulting in production of a statistical report and analysis data for distribution. The SRA writes programs that are reproducible, well documented, and reusable for similar types of data. The incumbent works in close collaboration with statisticians and other programming staff within SCHARP. The SRA exercises judgment within defined SCHARP practices and policies.

Responsibilities may include some or all of the following:
Provide statistical analysis, written summaries and tables of results of laboratory data for use in customized statistical lab reports under the direction of other statisticians
Clearly communicate statistical concepts and issues to scientists and other non-statisticians
Work individually or as part of a team to resolve statistical issues pertaining to the study
Perform exploratory visualization and analyses
Prioritize and manage workload on multiple project requests within deadlines
Develop quality control procedures for data analysis
Write standard code for assay data processing that can be used across studies
Lead process improvement projects
Mentor other statisticians or programmers


Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics and 3 years of related experience
Background in statistical computing and proficiency with the statistical packages R, as with the development of statistical programs and software
Excellent computer skills with the ability to optimize the use of available software
Ability to work on several projects under the direction of different people
Experience collaborating with others to determine what data is needed, what data exists, and how best to extract the data in a useful format
Strong oral and written communication skills
Organized, detail-oriented, and capable of meeting tight deadlines
Ability to work well within a team environment

Master’s Degree in Biostatistics and 4 years of related experience
Experience with laboratory assay data
Experience with biomarker preclinical research data
Experience with creating R markdown reports
Experience with Git or other version control software
Experience with supervision or mentoring
Background in and proficiency with SAS

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