Position 1 (of 2)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a full-time Data Analyst position in Chicago, Illinois.
The data analyst will be responsible for providing statistical support to internal and external investigators who are conducting clinical trial and epidemiologic cardiovascular disease studies. Specifically, the incumbent will determine appropriate statistical approach, independently carry out statistical analyses, explain statistical methods used, interpret the results, write statistical methods and results sections of manuscripts for publications or presentations. The incumbent will work independently with minimal faculty supervision. The incumbent will be responsible for statistical aspects of the studies.
1. Work closely with the investigators to independently, with minimal faculty supervision, provide full statistical support for their studies. This includes meeting with investigators to determine questions of interest and data needed to address these questions, determine and carry out appropriate statistical analyses, interpret and present analysis results, write statistical methods and results sections of manuscripts and abstracts for publications or presentations.
2. Provide directions to post-doctoral fellows in identifying appropriate variables for study proposals. Assist with study design and data analysis plans. Provide support in the use of advanced statistical techniques. Supports data management requirements of clinical trials, including communication with un-blinded investigators, preparation of DSMB reports, and assistance with randomization.
3. Work with the statisticians to continuously develop new statistical methods and facilitate implementation of the new methods when necessary.
4. Perform other related duties as required or assigned.
1. Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or other related field with extensive quantitative methods/statistical training, and/or a PhD in Statistics or Biostatistics.
1. Demonstrated expertise in standard statistical software packages (SAS, R, Stata) and database management skill is required.
2. Working knowledge of longitudinal and regression modeling with missing data.
3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
4. Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment.
5. Excellent organization skills and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
1. The incumbent will independently: a) Collaborate with internal and external investigators and analyze data for clinical trial and longitudinal design studies; b) Develop appropriate study designs; c) Identify, evaluate and recommend statistical methods for use in analyses; d) Explain statistical methods used and interpret the results.
2. The incumbent will be conducting statistical analysis of data from clinical trials and from large observational cohorts that require the use of methods for longitudinal analysis including linear mixed modeling, generalized linear mixed models, generalized estimating equations, survival analysis, as well as methods to deal with missing data (i.e. likelihood techniques, imputation, weighting).
3. The incumbent will write statistical sections of manuscripts, abstracts, and grant/paper proposals.
4. The incumbent will write, discuss and present the statistical aspects of studies with the investigators.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Please email your resume and cover letter to Kathryn Domanchuk, Research Project Manager at
Position 2 (of 2)
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Chicago, IL
Required Travel: No
Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute - Clinical Trials Unit of Northwestern University Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) is one of the country's leading academic medical centers located in downtown Chicago. NMH’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute (BCVI) is a nationally recognized program that delivers highly specialized cardiovascular care. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked our Cardiology and Heart Surgery program 9th in the nation and ranked NMH number one in the Chicago metro region. The BCVI Clinical Trials Unit provides the research infrastructure for physicians and cardiovascular researchers to expand options for the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular disease.
The Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical Trials Unit in the Department of Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine is recruiting a biostatistician. Key areas of responsibility include:
Under the guidance of the senior biostatistician, provide statistical support for BCVI research activities, including presentation materials for internal, national and international professional meetings, manuscript/abstract writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Complex dataset manipulations, including data query, extraction, and preparation for statistical analyses.
Collaborate with medical investigators to support the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute Clinical research mission.
The candidate must possess a M.S. degree in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services research or related areas and a solid command of the fundamental statistical methods and concepts. Strong SAS programming skills, including macro language, ODS and graphics modules are important. Knowledge of the statistical software R and experience with large datasets is strongly desirable. The candidate must have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to summarize and present statistical results, under appropriate guidance. Prior exposure to biomedical research problems is preferable, but not required.
Interested candidates should send a current CV (including a list of publications), a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for at least three references to Dr. Adin-Cristian Andrei (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Contact: Adin-Cristian Andrei, Ph.D.