Nationwide Children's Hospital

Biostatistician - Center for Injury Research and Policy

Posted Date 2 months ago(8/7/2020 5:10 PM)
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Biostatistician- Center for Injury Research and Policy

Full time: Main Campus; Mon-Fri 8 AM – 5 PM


We are seeking a Biostatistician- The Center for Injury Research and Policy, located in The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, is seeking a Biostatistician position in injury research. The person in this position will work on research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator, Dr. Ginger Yang. Dr. Yang’s research focuses on injury and violence prevention and control among youth and adolescents, primarily on sports injury prevention and control and teen driving safety. Her research mainly funded by NIH ad CDC is highly collaborative and includes collaboration with researchers from other departments in The Ohio State University, and practitioners from state and community agencies and healthcare institutions. The Center for Injury Research and Policy is one of 9 CDC-funded Injury Control Research Centers and focuses on the prevention of injury among children and adolescents. Its faculty members are active in injury research and prevention at local to global levels. Center faculty members teach and mentor students at The Ohio State University and from across the nation. The Center’s global injury research program includes ongoing projects with its affiliate faculty in low- and middle-income countries and a visiting scholar program. Through multiple partnerships, the Center has established collaborative networks of injury professionals regionally, nationally and globally. A translational research team helps faculty members disseminate their research findings.


Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 13,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.

What Will You Be Doing?

  • Collaborates with faculty, physicians, and other health care workers on research projects including coordinating, conducting, and interpreting analyses for biomedical research projects utilizing basic and advanced statistical methods
  • Serves as database manager for grants and projects that is directly involved; works on data curation and preparation for statistical analyses 
  • Writes programs utilizing statistical programs for which no packaged software exists; develops and prepares new statistical programs targeted at needs of an ongoing project
  • Assists in writing project proposals, reports and articles for publication in journals
  • Participate in preparation of journal articles, technical reports and grant submissions
  • Assists in mentoring and supervision of junior staff; participates in teaching short courses.


What Are We Looking For?

To fulfill this role successfully, you must possess these minimum qualifications and experience:

  • Masters of Biostatistics, or equivalent degree, with at least three years of research experience.
  • Excellent analytic skills. Proficient with statistical packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS, R and advanced statistical programing, such as SAS base, SAS/MACRO and SAS/SQL. 
  • Strong problem solving skills and experience in database creation and data management, including using Excel, Access, Epi Info, nQuery Advisor, MINITAB, MATLAB, and JMP.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Strong verbal and written communication skills. Please submit a cover letter with your application expressing your interest in sports injury research, experience with statistical package(s), and future career goals.

Your Benefits, Your Wellness:

As an employer, Nationwide Children’s recognizes the importance of the benefits we offer. We also recognize the importance of balancing your work and personal needs. Our benefits and Employee Wellness package is designed to:

  • Empower you to be a conscientious health care consumer through educational and wellness activities
  • Establish a work environment that promotes health and well-being
  • Support your financial protection and security in retirement

Most of our positions are benefits’ eligible from day 1.

Minimum Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to see, hear, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation and care for oneself, with little or no difficulty.
  • The job may include sitting for extended periods, talking on the phone/in person, typing on a computer keyboard, and standing/walking for extended periods.
  • Performance of principal duties and responsibilities may require the ability to travel.
  • The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
  • EOE M/F/Disability/Vet US:OH:Columbus


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