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Position Details

Department: RSRCH-GRNT | Clinical Research Admin
Category: Research
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 693083
Date Posted: 8/22/2022
Employee Type: PRN

Position Summary

Posting Note: Must be a Local candidate and be able to work on-site.

The Biostatistics Intern is mentored by a professional PhD Biostatistician to gain statistical consulting experience and develop skills required to provide statistical services for clinical research and quality studies. Specific tasks include literature review, protocol development, sample size calculations, data cleaning, statistical analyses for various data types using the statistical software R, results summary, interpretation of statistical estimates, and contributing to abstract and manuscript writing. The Biostatistics Intern may be included as a co-author on conference presentations and publication.

PCH Values

  • Family-Centered care that focuses on the need of the child first and values the family as an important member of the care team
  • Excellence in clinical care, service and communication
  • Collaborative within our institution and with others who share our mission and goals
  • Leadership that set the standard for pediatric health care today and innovations of the future
  • Accountability to our patients, community and each other for providing the best in the most cost-effective way.

Position Duties

  1. Performs literature review of clinical studies and statistical methods.
  2. Contributes to the development of research/quality study protocols, including the development of statistical analyses plans and sample size calculations.
  3. Imports data from various sources into the software R, and performs data cleaning operations (examine data distributions, apply transformations, define new variables).
  4. Performs wide range of statistical analyses as needed to address study aims, and appropriate for the data distribution.
  5. Summarizes statistical results using Tables and Figures, and interpret statistical results in the context of the study aims.
  6. Writes statistical methods and results sections of Abstracts and manuscripts.
  7. Meets (in-person or virtually) with study investigators and staff regularly to discuss completed tasks and plan future work.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor`s degree. Required
2. Full-time student currently enrolled in a graduate degree program in Statistics/Biostatistics or related discipline, at an accredited university. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Working knowledge of the software package R. Required
Do you meet this requirement?
Special Skills
1. Basic computer skills. Required
2. Ability to type 35 words per minute. Preferred
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) Frequently
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching Occasionally
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking Frequently
11. Physical Requirement - Walking Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision Occasionally
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination Constantly
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment Applicable
18. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas Applicable
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases Applicable
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