Job Description

Research Scientist 3

Requisition IDreq7246
Working TitleResearch Scientist 3
Position Grade13
Position Summary

Notice: Funding available through 8/31/2019; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications,

The Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine (DEBPM), within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a term Research Scientist 3 to support research data collection, management, and statistical analysis. The successful candidate will have experience working as a statistical programmer/analyst with expertise in data management techniques and report generation, preferably in a data coordinating center or clinical research organization. Demonstrated experience using statistical software, including SAS, is required. Experience using multiple statistical methods used in clinical and public health research including regression methods (e.g., longitudinal data analysis, multivariable logistic regression, and survival analysis) is preferred. Knowledge of clinical trial design is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Prefer MS or PhD. The DEBPM consists of 21 Research and Tenure Track faculty as well as staff scientists, post-doctoral fellows, and students, along with a number of researchers and clinicians who hold adjunct volunteer positions. The Preventive Medicine Residency Program is part of the Division, and includes 3 full time faculty, and 4 residents. In 2016, the Division was the recipient of 22 externally sponsored projects and grants for research conducted locally in New Mexico, nationally, and internationally. Division faculty maintain close collaborative ties with investigators from many UNM Health Sciences Center and Main Campus departments, centers, and colleges.

The Department of Internal Medicine is a large, progressive department with a diverse staff working in dedicated teams to provide quality work in an organized, effective and efficient manner through innovation, training, and education. Through our collaborative work effort, we support the faculty and enhance the missions of the department, school, Health Sciences Center and University.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience using statistical software for data management and reporting.
  • Experience working as a statistical programmer/analyst.
  • Experience and expertise using a variety of statistical software packages such as SAS
    (preferred) or R
  • Experience developing, working with, and managing databases and data collection forms,
  • Documented experience using multiple statistical methods for clinical and public health
    research including regression methods (e.g., longitudinal data analysis,
    multivariable logistic regression, and survival analysis).
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time to complete multiple simultaneous
  • Ability to communicate effectively with study personnel through email and over the
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Epi (852Q)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date08/31/2019
Pay$3,434.31- $5,151.47/Monthly DOE
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date12/4/2018
Application InstructionsA complete application includes:

1)Cover Letter- please detail your professional experience working in medical research, clinical trials, or related data management/analysis positions.


3)List of at least 3 supervisory references (name/phone/email)4) Please submit a sample of SAS or other statistical programming code that you have written

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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