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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Assistant Research Biostatistician - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

We are seeking anAssistant Research Biostatisticianto join our growing team of statistical analysts within theDepartment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. In this role, you will support the PhD and senior biostatisticians in collaborations with biomedical investigators and other research activities.

The team provides an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for behavioral and methodological research. Specialized research areas include health-related quality of life, adaptation to cancer survivorship, psychological interventions for cancer patients and their families, neurocognitive sequelae of cancer treatment, palliative care, treatment decision-making and adherence, cancer screening, provider-patient communication, health disparities, tobacco cessation, and other health behavior change interventions.

You will:

  • Collaborate with colleagues on a variety of population-based, behavioral science, psychiatric, methodological, and community-based research projects related to cancer prevention and control research.

  • Participate in planning for grants and proposals, and to effectively communicate scientific ideas, methods, and results.

  • Build and maintain data files, analyze and summarize data, and communicate results from clinical or statistical research projects

You need:

  • A completed Master’s degree at the time of application in Applied Statistics, Biostatistics, or Quantitative Psychology, Psychometrics, indicative of a strong quantitative foundation.

  • 1 year of full-time experience in data analysis for research post Master’s degree, preferably in a statistical consulting role and with health disparities

  • Broad knowledge in one or more applied statistical methods commonly used in behavioral sciences, including multiple regression, ANOVA, hierarchical linear modeling, non-parametric techniques, missing data imputation, and statistical power analysis.

  • Proficiency in popular statistical computer packages such as SAS, SPSS, and/or Stata (required).

  • Proficiency in programming the R statistical language is desirable. Familiarity with psychometric techniques is desirable, such as structural equation modeling, item analysis and scale development (factor analysis, item response theory).

  • A record of publications and successful collaborations on extramural research grant proposals is a plus.

You Are:

  • Adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goals.

  • Adept at learning quickly, applying insights from past efforts to new situations.

  • Able to hold yourself and others accountable in order to achieve goals and live up to commitments.

  • Passionate about statistics and analysis

  • An effective communicator, capable of determining how best to reach different audiences and executing communications based on that understanding.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Requisition ID2018-26229

CategoryResearch - Other