Associate Research Scientist/Biostatistician job in Watertown, MA - New England Research Institutes (NERI)

Nov 16, 2015

New England Research Institutes (NERI) was founded in 1986 and has grown to become a clinical research organization with a global reputation for high-quality research, innovative thinking, and the use of state-of-the-science tools and techniques. NERI continues to be a leader in public health research, clinical trials management, epidemiology, and state of the art media and dissemination research.

NERI's growth and success has been driven by strong leadership, disciplined attention to scientific integrity, and its ability to attract and retain exceptionally talented staff members. The depth of experience, skill, and expertise that the entire NERI staff brings to each project is what sets NERI apart from other research organizations and is what continues to propel NERI through the 21st century.

We currently have an opening for a full time Associate Research Scientist/Biostatistician.

Qualified candidates for the Associate Research Scientist will direct the analysis on peer-reviewed papers, collaborate with researchers on developing future project concept papers, retrieve and synthesize appropriate background literature and write peer-reviewed papers. The Associate Research Scientist will establish relationships with sponsors, generate ideas for follow-up and contribute to proposals. Typical duties for analytical roles will include study design, sample size determination, sample selection and data analysis, collaborate with senior scientists, supervise analysis of research associates and submit publications in peer reviewed journals. Other non-essential duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Strong experience leading multi-site clinical trials
Maintain knowledge and awareness of developments in biostatistics and clinical trials methodology and regulatory requirements that impact on statistical analyses
Solid understanding of pragmatic and adaptive designs and cluster-unit trials
Demonstrated initiative and motivation
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to clearly describe advanced statistical techniques and interpret results
Good organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others
Strong history of publications in peer-reviewed journals



Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics or relevant social science, or MPH/MA/MS in a related field of research plus 4 years of equivalent education and experience.
Must have high level of proficiency in SAS and other analytical software packages, plus Microsoft Office products.
For clinical research projects must have working knowledge of ICH/GCP and FDA guidelines.
Proven track-record securing commercial or governmental funding is preferred

NERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify and expression, age, disability, Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status, or any other protected factor. NERI is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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