Biostatistician

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Biostatistician

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Research

UTH Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240000W5

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.

We seek a Full-Time Biostatistician to join the UTHealth School of Public Health in Houston, TX. In this position, you will provide statistical support for a wastewater-based Epidemiology project, which includes data retrieval, processing, statistical analysis, model development, routine reporting, and data visualization.

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 Summary:

This posting seeks a highly motivated and exceptional senior statistician to join the recently launched Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) Wastewater Consortium (TWC), a growing network of epidemiologists, statisticians, molecular scientists, and public health experts tasked with establishing a statewide system to monitor and respond to pathogens of pandemic potential (PPPs). Established by the 87th Texas Legislature (2021), TEPHI is an agency associated with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) that will leverage robust capabilities of Texas’ largest school of public health and its six campuses located throughout the state in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio TEPHI to:

  • Create a trained multi-sector public health reserve of at least 3,100 members across the state.

  • Establish a reliable and secure data analysis infrastructure reinforced by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

  • Create a laboratory testing network to monitor for emerging infectious agents beyond COVID-19.

  • Develop new and operationalize current “work and learn safe” protocols for small and rural businesses, schools, and essential food production.

The Biostatistician hired into this role will be primarily responsible for providing Biostatistical and data science support to the TEPHI TWC. This includes designing statistically valid research studies, conducting advanced statistical analyses, and preparing statistical and data analysis reports that aim to forecast and predict future pandemic events from real-time monitoring efforts. This is a chance to join a highly dynamic, creative, and motivated scientists at the forefront of pathogen detection methods and technologies to establish paradigm-changing research that aims to prevent the next global and state-wide pandemic. The position will be housed in the Center for Spatial-Temporal Modeling for Applications in Population Sciences (CSMAPS) in UTHealth School of Public Health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Support data management and database maintenance for operational and research projects or efforts.

  • Develop valid research study designs, study protocols, and routine reporting.

  • Perform advanced statistical models including but not limited to linear regression models, generalized linear regression models, trend analyses and/or spatial/temporal analysis.

  • Perform statistical analysis using R programming.

  • Develop and present findings resulting from statistical models and analyses, including summary tables, graphs and charts, for routing report or scientific reporting in peer-reviewed publications.

  • Develop survey methodologies and questionnaires using acceptable scientific practices.

  • Present results to appropriate institutional committees and groups.

  • Perform literature review and support writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Demonstrates proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.

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

Preferred:

  • Advanced statistical analytical skills

  • Advanced statistical programming/coding skills

  • Research study design skills

  • Experience with data visualization dashboard development, preferably with R Shiny.

  • SAS experienced preferred.

Minimum Education:

  • Master’s degree in related health science.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of statistician experience.

  • Experience working with R Language is highly preferred.

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

Residency Requirement:

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

If you are looking for a great healthcare career in Houston, visithttp://go.uth.edu/careers!

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

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.