Under limited supervision the Biostatistician is responsible for analyzing data from various research projects and quality improvement activities and for providing data analysis consultation to other departments at ANTHC. The Biostatistician will assist in preparation of manuscripts and be able to present findings at national and international conferences, and provides leadership and guidance in biostatistics to department members through consultation in analysis and interpretation of studies.
Provides statistical expertise to assist in development of research proposals and assists hospital staff in quality improvement projects and provide analyses as needed.
Provides advice to research personnel or students in regard to the statistical aspects of research such as study design, sample size determination, power analysis, data management, analysis of data, presentation of statistical information and other associated issues.
Contributes to the statistical aspects of the preparation of research proposals, assists in the selection of assessment instruments and contributes to the construction of questionnaires.
Advises on the entry of research data, the construction of databases, and the planning and organizing of data verification while advising on the development of documentation of databases and study materials.
Conducts analysis of research data and provides appropriate interpretation of the results to the researchers, producing concise written reports summarizing data analysis and/or other statistical tasks appropriate for research scientists, clinicians or lay-people.
Creates tables, charts, and graphs of research results that are clear, accurate and allow the reader to understand important results. Contributes to the production of academic papers, conference papers and/or posters, in particular the statistical aspects of the above-mentioned.
Communicates with all appropriate collaborators involved in statistical analyses, keeping them apprised of progress and problems.
Provides statistical education and training to research staff and students and acts as resource for ANTHC and ANMC staff in relation to statistical matters such as data entry, data analysis and presentation of results. Participates in relevant research meetings and serves as a member of relevant committees.
Performs other duties as assigned.
• Knowledge of complex methods and techniques of research, analysis, and mathematical models.
• Complete knowledge of current statistical techniques necessary in predicting medical outcomes including, modern graphical techniques for visual inspection of the data, data summaries, model building, model fit and diagnostics, and hypothesis testing.
• Knowledge of statistical theory.
• Specifically, knowledge of logistic regression, all other forms of categorical data analysis, survival analysis, repeated measures analysis, poisson regression and statistical methods used commonly in the field of epidemiology.
• Knowledge of customer service concepts and practices.
• Knowledge of basic medical terminology and clinic systems.
• Knowledge of privacy laws and regulations, especially maintaining confidentiality.
• Knowledge of applicable federal, state, tribal and local regulations and programs.
• Knowledge of Public Health literature.
• Skill in principles and practices of modern statistical methods.
• Ability to apply both standard statistical methods and to modify existing techniques to meet the specific project needs.
• Skill in the use of computers and appropriate software, programs such as SAS and SPSS.
• Skill in using of statistical quality control processes.
• Skill in planning and coordinating collection, compilation and analysis of health data.
• Skill in presenting data graphically and conducting effective presentations for diverse small and large groups.
• Skill in oral and written communication with individuals or in groups, especially in terms of conveying and explaining statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
• Skill in effectively and efficiently working in a team setting and in a collaborative environment.
• Skill in assessing and prioritizing multiple/concurrent tasks, projects and demands.
MINIMUM EDUCATION QUALIFICATION
A Master’s degree in statistics or biometry.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATION
Non-supervisory – Five (5) years applying statistics in the public health and medical field. An equivalent combination of relevant education and/or training may be substituted for experience.
MINIMUM LICENSE QUALIFICATION
An Alaska driver’s license with a clean driving record and proof of insurance is required.
MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The following demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position requires persistent repetitive movements of the hands, wrists and fingers and the ability to sit for long periods of time. May be required to lift and carry approximately 40 pounds.