Sanford Health

Associate Biostatistician - Population Health Group

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Mar 12, 2018
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The overall function of this role is to assist researchers and our community partners in the design of research studies, including community based participatory research, and analyze research data under moderate direction. Specific taks may include preparing and giving presentations, grant writing, designing randomization schedules, calculating power/sample size, selection of appropriate statistical methods, analysis of medical research data, and preparation of relevant manuscript sections, tables, and figures. A working knowledge of the following types of study designs is required: cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, and randomized clinical trials. A working knowledge of the following statistical principles are required: general linear mixed models, generalized linear models, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, survey research methods, analysis of surveys, and analysis of observational data. Must be able to work with complex data and assess validity and appropriateness of data analysis methods. Requires the ability to draw conclusions from analyses and communicate results with researchers and community partners both orally and in writing. Must be able to communicate statistical concepts to researchers and community partners of all levels and backgrounds. Prepares quality figures, tables, statistical methods and results to summarize analyses for journal publications and reports. Willingly interacts and consults with researchers and community partners to ensure proper use of statistical methodology and interpretation of results. Demonstrates accountability to provide complete and accurate information to researchers and community partners.


Sanford Research is a multi-site institution and occasional local travel between sites may be required.


Minimum of Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or related field required. Consulting experience is highly recommended. Experience working with the SAS software program is required. Experience with the R software program is preferred. Must demonstrate professional leadership ability.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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