Biostatistician - Institute of Molecular Medicine - Human Genetics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Biostatistician - Institute of Molecular Medicine - Human Genetics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230000UK

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

Once you join us you wont 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 leader plus:

  • Medical premiums are 100% paid for by the university.

  • Longevity benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision (Medical premiums are 100% paid for by the university)

  • the longer you are part of our team the more days off you acquire

  • longevity pay after 2 years of service which increases every 5 years

  • Above average time off (14 holidays, preventative leave day, plus sick/vacation time equating 37-38 days per year!)

  • Employee discounts

  • Mental health – free counseling, financial health tools.

  • Teacher Retirement System (TRS) – This is a mandatory state retirement plan that offers an excellent match. The current employee contribution is 8% which a State of Texas match of 7.75%

  • UT Flex: Flexible Spending Accounts

  • And many more benefits!

Institute of Molecular Medicine - Human Genetics

Full Time/ Exempt

TMC location

An exciting opportunity is available to work on the analysis of large-scale genetic data in a collaborative research setting of international studies on cardiovascular disease. We have collected genomic data on large epidemiologic cohort samples to investigate the relationship between genetic variation and cardio-metabolic risk factors. This position provides an opportunity to develop and implement analysis plans and to present study findings in collaboration with investigators at several national and international institutions.

  1. Develop and implement R programs in the Linux environment.

  2. Use R or other specialized genetic software to perform statistical analyses.

  3. Present summary reports and assist in the interpretation of the statistical findings.

  4. Implement novel analysis methods as needed by the research program.

  5. Maintain and update the analytical software and research database.

Excellent knowledge of the Linux environment, R programming is required.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, required.


Demonstrates proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.

Experience in data analysis of large administrative datasets (claims, registries, EMR) and observational studies.

SAS experienced preferred.

Minimum Education:

Master’s degree in related health science. PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Two years of statistician experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds 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

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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.

UTHealth Benefits

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