Staff Biostatistician (multiple openings)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TN

Memphis, TN
15 days ago


The Staff Biostatistician will have a direct impact on the mission of St. Jude by providing statistical expertise to researchers conducting clinical and experimental studies. The Department of Biostatistics is a large department with 14 faculty (PhD level) statisticians, 26 master’s level statisticians, 3 postdoctoral fellows, 8 computer scientists, and administrative staff. Master’s level biostatisticians work in teams with a faculty member and sometimes with other biostatisticians to support assigned specific research areas. This approach enables you to gain disease-specific knowledge and expertise while also building productive relationships with collaborators across St. Jude.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the analyses of research studies by using appropriate statistical methods and/or mathematical techniques
  • Meeting with clinicians, scientists and other research personnel to discuss research projects, goals and hypotheses
  • Providing support for statistical analyses by extracting data and ensuring accurate data files
  • Using statistical software packages (e.g., SAS and/or R) to write computer programs to analyze data
  • Preparing memoranda to effectively document data issues, statistical methodology, and analysis results and interpretations, including results in tabular and graphical forms
  • Assisting investigators with abstract and manuscript development to disseminate research results

Duties are performed under the guidance of a faculty member.


Ideal knowledge, skills and abilities:  

  • Knowledge of statistical methods
  • Knowledge of statistical software such as SAS, R, StatXact, etc.
  • Strong oral and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate statistical methodology and results to non-statisticians
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a professional manner
In anticipation of forecasted needs, we are recruiting for multiples roles in Biostatistics at multiple levels as listed below.  
Statistical Analyst
  • Master's Degree in biostatistics, applied statistics, or related field.
  • Prior medical consulting and/or graduate research experience in a biostatistical environment preferred.
  • Master's Degree in biostatistics, applied statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of work experience consistent with that expected of the Statistical Analyst position.
Lead Senior Biostatistician
  • Master's Degree in biostatistics, applied statistics, or related field.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of work experience.
What We Offer:
  • The opportunity to make a tangible difference to pediatric cancer patient care and outcomes
  • Opportunity for advancement/promotion
  • Opportunities for continued growth and development, including yearly travel to a course, workshop or conference, as well as monthly departmental journal clubs
  • Opportunities for gaining general knowledge of scientific and medical research through various seminars offered at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Co-authorships on peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Relocation assistance





Other Information:

COVID-19 vaccine:


As of September 10, 2021,  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated  the  COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


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