Advertised Summary Job Description: The Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University Medical Center seeks a Statistical Programmer Analyst to join the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics (OHDSI) project team to assist in writing and running statistical analyses. The OHDSI initiative is a community-based effort, initially established as a multi-stakeholder collaborative with the aim of generating reliable evidence to support medical decision making. To achieve this aim, OHDSI has taken an open community approach which moves away from the current paradigm of conducting research in isolation, towards open-science designed to answer today's most relevant health-care questions.
The candidate will carry out large-scale analyses on the OHDSI database, which includes electronic health record data and claims data. The local database runs on an SQL database management system, using R as a container language for speedy compiled algorithms. Various statistical approaches are used, including: regularized regression, self-controlled case series, and p-value calibration. All work is open source.
The candidate will work primarily under the direction of the Principal Investigator. He/she will work closely with the project's team including the project manager, current software developers and sponsoring project personnel.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or related field plus four years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: The candidate is expected to have a strong knowledge of statistical methods, R, SQL, and experience analyzing large clinical data sets. Proficiency in statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS, STATA and M Plus required. The position is highly quantitative and highly interdisciplinary.
Preferred Qualifications: Masters' degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology, Computer Science, or related field plus four years of related experience.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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