Durham, North Carolina

Duke University:

 

Duke University was created in 1924 through an indenture of trust by James Buchanan Duke. Today, Duke is regarded as one of America’s leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the country to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. With about 40,000 employees, Duke is the third largest private employer in North Carolina, and it now has international programs in more than 150 countries.

 

Occupational Summary:

The Statistician will play a leading role in quantitative research activities of the GRID Center, particularly for the NIH grant, Implementation and Implications of Sickle Cell Trait Screening in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The goal of the grant is to identify and understand benefits, challenges, limitations, and risks of the NCAA sickle cell trait screening policy, and develop strategies to address areas of concern. The project includes a national survey and semi-structured interviews with staff and student-athletes at NCAA institutions across the U.S. about their perspectives and experiences regarding the NCAA sickle cell trait screening. The statistician will provide substantial input in the design, execution and analysis of the research, working closely with investigators and staff at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill in planning the sampling and weighting, executing pilot testing, performing formal analysis, presenting findings, and submitting publications related to the national survey.

 

Work Performed:

1.    Operate computer hardware and statistical analysis software to perform a variety of intermediate and advanced statistical and technical activities for the design of research projects and for the collection, compilation, management, and analysis of statistical data.

2.    Provide statistical input in the design, execution and analysis of conducted studies.

3.    Participate in the development of operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data.

4.    Participate in developing data collection forms for scientific studies.

5.    Provide presentations of statistical or technical scientific information to inform and report on the progress of research.

6.    Participate in data interpretation as well as the preparation of study findings for written reports, oral presentations, and manuscripts generated from the research.

7.    Contribute to the preparation of other research-related products such as grant applications and progress reports.

8.    Provide supervision and/or mentoring for student research assistants engaged in the collection, tabulation and statistical analysis of study data.

9.    Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel for this position.

 

 

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

Skills

 

1.    Strong written and oral communication skills to include translating interdisciplinary work to various audiences

2.    Careful attention to detail

3.    Excellent time management and organizational skills

4.    Flexibility and ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously

5.    Ability to work well both independently and as a member of collaborative diverse teams

6.    Ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance

7.    Computer proficiency required. Capable of working with email, databases, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, EndNote, Dropbox, Box, GoogleDocs, and other similar research tools

8.    Strong methodological training and experience in quantitative and/or mixed method research, including instrument design and proficiency with software for data management and analysis (e.g. SPSS, STATA, R, SAS)

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

 

Education

Work requires a minimum of a Master's degree in statistics, (bio) statistics or related field and no relevant experience, or a Bachelors degree in statistics, (bio)statistics or related field and 2 years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination or relevant education and/or work experience.

 

Experience

 

OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

 

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

 

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

 

Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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