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Boston University STATISTICAL PROGRAMMER I, Biostatistics & Epidemiology Data Analytics Center, School of Public Health in BOSTON, Massachusetts

STATISTICAL PROGRAMMER I, Biostatistics & Epidemiology Data Analytics Center, School of Public Health



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Grade 47

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We are seeking a Statistical Programmer I to manage the collection and processing of data for epidemiological and biomedical research projects at BUSPH, BUSM, and other research organizations. The Statistical Programmer I will develop statistical programming to create properly formatted datasets and generate reports on study data as well as assist with the development of data collection forms and study databases.

Essential Functions include:

  • Coordinate Data Management Tasks and Documentation: document data management tasks and progress on tasks; maintain and update all documentation for the project including data dictionaries, annotated data entry forms, data management plans and manuals of operation.

  • Data Management: Process study data as it is collected; develop and implement procedures for data quality checks; communicate detail on data discrepancies with study staff; coordinate and document data received from different sources (web data entry, paper data collection forms, TELEForm, clinical data warehouse, clinical labs).

  • Statistical Programming: develop programming to label and format variables; create derived variables; generate descriptive statistics and frequencies; generate reports of study progress and other reports required by project; create reports for data quality checks. Programming languages may include SAS, R and Python.

  • Form and Database Development: assist with design of effective data collection forms; develop and test data collection forms using electronic data capture (EDC) software (REDCap, CASIC, TELEForm); collaborate with web/COTS programmers on database development; assist with documentation of databases structure and user manuals.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 0-1 year of experience required. Some graduate level statistics courses preferred.

  • Proficiency in SAS required, experience with additional programming languages including R and Python preferred.

The Biostatistics and Epidemiology Data Analytics Center (BEDAC), formerly the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) has been a data management resource center since 1984. The BEDAC assists with questionnaire and data collection form design; implementation of study protocols; data management; data entry; and statistical, database, and web-based programming. Our staff of statistical programmers, web programmers, and data managers have expertise in study design; electronic data capture; subject tracking systems; quality control procedures; and statistical methods. The BEDAC creates systems and procedures to avoid many of the difficulties typically encountered in research collaborations. With an experienced team of data professionals, we can provide data management and procedural consistency to ensure the highest quality data.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.