Sr Biostatistician | Biostatistical Sciences Staff

Wake Forest Baptist Health
Job Title: Sr Biostatistician
Job ID: 6379
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Category: Research Professional
Winston-Salem, NCResearch Professional, Medical, Healthcare3/18/2014The Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC invites applications for a Senior Faculty or Senior Staff position. We are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial researcher who will have leadership opportunities in a newly forming...

Job Description

The Department of Biostatistical Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC invites applications for a Senior Faculty or Senior Staff position. We are looking for an energetic and entrepreneurial researcher who will have leadership opportunities in a newly forming Academic Research Organization (ARO) at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. In addition, the successful candidate will take an active role in building and marketing the ARO. Experience with the conduct of clinical trials at all phases and previous collaborations with industry partners are required. Previous experience with regulatory submissions to the FDA or other national regulatory agencies is preferred for this position. An advanced degree (Masters/Doctoral level) and excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Duties include collaboration with industry, protocol development, study design, and project and/or ARO budgeting. Opportunities for teaching will also be available. Appointment will be made as a Senior Faculty member or Senior Staff member depending on qualifications of the successful candidate.



Collaborate independently with biomedical researchers in designing and implementing studies, analyzing data, and publishing results from research projects. Assume primary responsibility for writing statistical design, methods, and analysis for research proposals. Perform and demonstrate excellence in at least one designated area of expertise.


1. Statistical Methodology: Skills and experience in a specific statistical methodology including presentation on the specialized topic at national meetings, conducting training regarding the topic internally and externally, and serve as key member of collaboration on published statistical methods papers or Departmental Technical Notes series.

2. Research Methodology: Skills and experience in specific research methodologies (e.g., clinical trials, computer validation, and bioinformatics). Evidence of excellence in research methodology includes appointments to leadership positions in professional organizations, invited presentations on the topic at meetings or symposia, or recognized service as an important resource on the topic for WFUHS.

3. Research Program: Development of an ongoing research program in a specific content area relevant to biomedical investigations. Evidence includes applying for specific extramural grants (e.g., NIH R-03, private foundations) as a principal or co-investigator, or first author publications in the content area.

4. Clinical Specialty: Skills and experience in analyzing data associated with a specific disease or clinical specialty (e.g., cancer biology, diabetes, genetics). Evidence includes publications, presentations on data analysis issues related to the area of specialty, service as key personnel on funded grants in the area of specialty, co-authoring multiple publications in the area of specialty.

5. Administration: Serve an integral administrative function within the Division, Department, or Section, or within specific research projects. This would include serving as a Unit Leader for Biostatisticians or Bioinformaticians, direction of a Core, etc. Similar administrative responsibilities may include substantial supervision or direction of other staff, education coordination, and budgetary responsibilities.

6. Teaching: Participation at a high level in the teaching mission of the Department or Section, or, on a national platform. This may include participation in defining the syllabus for a given class, development and presentation of lecture materials on specific subjects, creation and assignment of test/homework questions, and positive reviews from students. Involvement may occur within the context of the MPH program, but is not restricted to this venue.

7. Technology: Skills and experience related to a specific emerging technology related to biomedical investigations. This may include technology such as web based data entry systems and dynamic web-based data summaries.

8. Mentoring: Participation at a high level in mentoring departmental staff, graduate, and undergraduate students from area universities. Coordinate mentoring activities for multiple individuals, making significant contributions to the professional development of specific individuals, or assuming significant to primary responsibility for assigned student or post doc.

9. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Oral and/or written instructions are received from supervision. Provide direction and guidance to support personnel.


1. Master's degree or equivalent in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or computer science.
2. Twelve years of relevant experience.
3. Ability to organize data and communicate statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
4. Ability to write statistical considerations for grant proposals.

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