The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute is seeking research personnel with specialized training (i.e., minimum of MPH, MSc, or MS) in epidemiology and/or biostatistics to support clinical research in the area of pediatric oncology. Under the direction and guidance of the principal investigator (PI), they will assume a lead role, in providing analytic support and project coordination activities for research involving prospective data, electronic health records, large administrative and survey datasets.
This role will have data management and quantitative data analysis responsibilities as well as project coordination responsibilities. Therefore, proficiency with R, SAS, and/or STATA biostatistical software is required, and 3+ years of prior experience in clinical research methods and design is preferred. The candidate will independently perform study coordination, data collection and management, and statistical analyses based on plans developed collaboratively with the research team. They will apply new epidemiologic and biostatistical techniques for ongoing projects, participate in the interpretation and reporting of study results, support the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and contribute to the development of grant proposals for external funding. They will serve as a collaborative member of the group by supporting a variety of research initiatives and interacting with other researchers within the institution and at other institutions.
About the PI: Dr. Kelly Getz is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics in the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) at the University of Pennsylvania and affiliated faculty in the Center of Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Research and the Research Institute at CHOP. Dr. Getz's research is focused on the treatment and supportive care of children and young adults with cancer, and on understanding and balancing the associated therapeutic benefits and toxicity risks, with an emphasis in cardio-oncology. She develops and applies advanced epidemiologic methods in observational research studies that impact clinical practice. Her research aims to improve both clinical outcomes and quality of life, and addresses treatment and outcome disparities, for pediatric cancer patients across diagnoses, during treatment, and into survivorship. Dr. Getz is widely published in the fields of pediatric oncology and epidemiologic methods.
Independently applies logic to set up cohort based on data plan as provided.
Manages and manipulates data.
Conducts statistical programming using statistical software
Learns and applies new statistical theory and techniques for ongoing projects or proposals.
Conducts statistical analysis
Supports the preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
Performs other related duties as assigned or directed in order to meet the goals and objectives of the research group.
Required Education and Experience Required Education: MS biostatistics, statistics, clinical epidemiology, health services research, economics or a related field Required Experience: At least one (1) year of relevant experience At least three (3) years of experience in base SAS, SAS/SQL, SAS/STAT, SAS/GRAPH and SAS MACROS
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Shawn O'Connors, firstname.lastname@example.org.