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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Biostatistician, Sr in Atlanta, Georgia



Develops and analyzes a variety of research data using statistical methods. Assists researchers in developing appropriate study protocols and computer analyses. Manages computer systems, writes programs, and trains others in the use of systems. Keeps abreast of the latest statistical modeling and computing tools. Participates in the development and selection of appropriate statistical methods and tests, sample size calculations and creation of randomization schedules. Prepares statistical method sections for inclusion in study protocols. Reviews the design and content of database designs and data edit checks. Develops and validates SAS programs to support statistical analyses. Provides interpretations of statistical results, and prepares the relevant statistical sections for study reports. Creates and maintains biostatistical documentation, including descriptions of methods, SAS programs and results. Prepares electronic files using appropriate formats for submission to regulatory agencies. Participates in the development of standardization procedures for statistical functions. Reviews and audits statistical analysis plans, SAS programs, and statistical reports including tables, listings, and figures. Provides guidance to more junior biostatisticians. Evaluates and proposes new statistical methods for data analysis. Assigns and monitors activities of other project personnel. Assist in setting priorities of work to be done. Provides support and serves as a resource to biostatisticians, programmers, and data analysts. Participates in training of less senior biostatisticians and other team members. Provides input into the evaluation of their team members. Reviews and helps prepare statistical and database management sections of NIH grant applications and other externally supported proposals prior to submission. Writes statistical methods section of manuscripts for publication. Writes and/or revises quantitative, epidemiologic, and medical sections of manuscripts. Helps estimate budgets for biostatistical support for larger, more involved clinical studies (NIH program project grants, multicenter clinical trials etc). Monitors data collection, institutes procedures to assure data quality and guarantees study protocols are followed appropriately. Performs related responsibilities as assigned.


A master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, or a related field and three years of experience as a biostatistician, preferably in an academic setting, OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience. Proficiency in modern high level statistical languages such as S-PLUS or SAS and in database management.


Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or data related field.

Strong proficiency with Excel

SAS, R, or STATA programming skills

Proficiency with ArcGIS software

Experience/knowledge about cardiac arrest and/or EMS

Additional Job Details : The Senior Biostatistician for the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Program is responsible for carrying out a broad and complex range of investigative and analytical epidemiologic activities related to the surveillance of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

This position has the responsibility to:

  • Manage the CARES national and state data-sharing committees, with the goal of assuring accurate and timely presentation of CARES data to the scientific community.

  • Review data sharing proposals, abstracts, and manuscripts for scientific merit, and provide expertise to researchers regarding methodological techniques and data output. Ensure all projects utilizing the CARES dataset abide by specified timelines and adhere to CARES data sharing guidelines. May participate in peer-reviewed manuscript authorship.

  • Responsible for maintaining the quality and integrity of the CARES dataset through data cleaning and data manipulation. Conduct advanced descriptive and multivariate analysis of the CARES data and summarize key findings. Produce the CARES Annual Report.

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS software, and responsible for providing ArcGIS mapping output to CARES participants.

  • Provide support and serves as a technical resource to collaborating researchers, CARES staff, and state coordinators. Serve as a liaison to and works with other groups and organizations participating in related programs. Attendance at national scientific conferences as needed.

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Job Number 37068

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Exec.V.P. for Health Affairs

Department CARES Program

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Laboratory