STATISTICAL DATA ANALYST
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The Department of Biostatistics within the UW School of Public Health has an outstanding opportunity for a Statistical Data Analyst to work on statistical analysis of large data sets with genetic applications.
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. The position requires care, efficiency and resourcefulness in the management of these data, in applying new methods of statistical analyses and in interpreting results. This requires exceptional computational and statistical skills. Specific knowledge of statistical genetics is desirable, 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.
Provide data analysis, programming, experimental design, interpretation 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 and strategies for data analysis and experimental design
- Stay informed about new methods in statistical genetics and understand how to apply them appropriately
- Program statistical data analysis of large data sets efficiently using parallel computing and other resources
- Develop, package and document software for use by GCC staff and others
- Summarize and communicate results of analyses to GCC staff and clinical collaborators
- Interpret results; identify potential problems and their solutions
- Prepare results for publications, work with collaborations in writing publications and, in some cases, take the lead in writing publications.
|Condition of Employment:|
|Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
-May be subject to successful completion of E-Verify process.
-May be asked to travel to national meetings.
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