Senior Biostatistician

Job ID 2020-35956
Area of Interest
Research & Development
Location Name
West 8th
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Clinical & Translational Rsrch
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.


The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation clinical trial coordinating center and research organization at Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute has an opening for an experienced Biostatistician to join a devoted and growing team of local and national investigators to advance therapies and find a cure for children and adults living with cystic fibrosis. Our group is a cohesive mix of Biostatistical faculty and staff, statistical programmers, data managers, clinical operations staff, and physicians/scientists.

• Serve as lead statistician on clinical trials or observational studies and participate in various phases of clinical research including pre-study planning, protocol, and statistical analysis plan development.
• Work effectively and collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams.
• Oversee work of other statisticians, statistical programmers, and data managers.
• Implement statistical methods for analysis of data from clinical trials, observational studies, registries, and data banks.
• Conduct and oversee interim and final study reporting including data safety monitoring board reports, analyses, and manuscript preparation.
• Interface and consult with principal investigators regarding hypothesis generation, study design, protocol development and implementation, analysis, and interpretation of results.
• Contribute to productivity and process improvements.


Those with industry and/or academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to design and oversee complex CER, observational, and registry style studies. The Seattle Children’s Research Institute is an innovative leader in pediatric health and wellness through quality, clinical care, relentless spirit of inquiry, and compassion for children and their families.


Seattle Children's Employer Highlights:
- Leader in Pediatric Care: Because of our people, Seattle Children’s is recognized as a leading teaching, research and specialty care center at the forefront of pediatric care.
- Competitive Benefits: We support a healthy work–life balance. Our benefits include employee care, paid time off, health insurance and retirement savings.
- Diversity/Inclusion: We strive to maintain an atmosphere that reflects our values of inclusion by providing effective and respectful care compatible with each patient and family's beliefs, values, and heritage.




Required Education/Experience:
- Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, or related field.
- Minimum of nine (9) years' related experience or PhD in Statistics. or Biostatistics with seven (7) years' related experience
- Clinical study related experience.
- Statistical Project Management experience.
- Statistical computing experience using Splus, R, SASA, and/or Stata.
- Statistical computing experience including the development of new statistical programs and software.

Preferred Experience:
- Clinical trial design and execution, epidemiologic analyses, comparative effectiveness research, or Bayesian/adaptive clinical trial design. 
- Demonstrated project management skills particularly as it pertains to analytic projects and complex data pipelines.
- Demonstrated knowledge in statistical methods and concepts.
- Strong statistical programming skills in SAS, R, or similar statistical package.
- Working in multidisciplinary teams.
- Co-authoring publications.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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