As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Department of Biostatistics has an outstanding opportunity for a Statistical Analyst. The Department of Biostatistics of the University of Washington, through the Center for Biomedical Statistics and the Genetics Coordinating Center, is engaging in an increasing number of analyses of genetic data, mainly from human population samples. These data sets include whole-genome sets of single nucleotide polymorphism data from microarrays and next-generation sequencing, as well as a variety of phenotypic traits of medical importance. All of these data sets are characterized by large size and complex interaction structure. Care is needed in the management of these data and in applying new methods of statistical analyses. These positions require computational and statistical skills. A knowledge of genetic principles and terminology would be an advantage but not essential. The specific projects generating the data change from time to time but they usually address issues of human health: either the causes of human disease or the causes of response to pharmaceuticals. The projects are from academic, non-profit and industrial institutions.RESPONSIBILITIESProvide data analysis, programming, experimental design and reporting of results for statistical genetics/genomics projects, both independently and in collaboration with other staff of the Genetics Coordinating Center (GCC). These responsibilities involve the following activities:Create, manipulate, and merge large and complex data sets.Work with GCC faculty and staff to develop goals for data analysis and experimental design Program statistical data analysis of large data sets efficiently using parallel computing and other resourcesDevelop, package and document software for use by other GCC staff and others Summarize and communicate results of analyses to GCC staff and clinical collaborators As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS:BS in BIOSTATISTICS (or related field such as computer science or quantitative genetics) AND three years of related experience.Knowledge of or willingness to learn specialized statistical skills for projects relating to translational, genetic, or genomic research. Experienced in statistical software packages (e.g. SAS, R, STATA, S-Plus, SPSS) and knowledge of or demonstrated ability to learn specialized software packages for the analysis of genetic and genomic data. Excellent communication skills and ability to translate complex genetic or medical research questions into statistical questions. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.DESIRED:MS in BIOSTATISTICS (or related field such as computer science or quantitative genetics)Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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