Statistician - Temporary - Austin, TX

Austin, TX

Statistician - Temporary - Austin, TX

Location: Austin, Texas

Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2400010A

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

This is a temporary position to end in August 2024.

We are looking for a Full-Time Statistician to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Austin, TX. This statistician will join the new project entitled “Leveraging a Natural Experiment to Determine the Effects of Integrated Palliative Care on Health Service Outcomes and Disparities in Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia”. The statistician will be responsible for becoming familiar with the databases and the existing coding, classifying the polypharmacy medications and comorbidities of the Medicare data to be summarized at the center level for the outcomes of interest. S/he will help with the transformation of the databases needed for each outcome detailed in the specific aims and the subpopulation analyses proposed in the study (e.g., sex as a biological variable, race/ethnicity, and quartiles of the social depravation score). S/he will correctly link across time the datasets from the organizational aspects of each site from the intervention with the created datasets from the Medicare datasets to examine the aims of the intervention at the center level. After the data has been linked, S/he will identify inconsistencies and narrow down the inclusion/exclusion criteria of participants for the secondary analysis under Dr. Pérez’s supervision. S/he will learn to check and conduct the statistical analyses for handling missing data with Dr Pérez training. Afterward, this Statistician, with Dr. Pérez’s help, will explore the associations and test the hypothesis proposed. Dr. Pérez and this Statistician will meet day to day to set up and understand the challenges of these databases quickly and to organize it for answering the specific aims proposed. S/he will meet with Dr. Pérez in the weekly team meeting to move forward with the secondary data analyses to ensure that all the statistical analyses are scientifically sound. The statistician will help to create the tables and figures for manuscripts. Responsible for the application of standard statistical methods for conducting analysis and preparing reports.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducts data management of Medicare data in preparation for statistical analyses and reports.

  • Supervises the routing tabulation of data; edits and analyzes the final material in the form of reports and records, including detail and summary tables, graphs, and charts.

  • Performs statistical analyses from both large and small samples of data.

  • Calculates medians quantities, percentiles, and coefficients of correlation.

  • Tests data for sampling errors and for significance differences between samples.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Working knowledge of MS Office. Proficiency in SAS software programming. Experience with Endnote and Medicare data is a plus.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.


  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, biostatistics, data science, or engineering or mathematics or related field or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two (2) years of experience in analysis and presentation of statistical data.

  • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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