Job Description

Sr Statistician

Requisition IDreq6735
Working TitleSr Statistician
Position Grade13
Position Summary

Notice: Funding available for 12 months from date of hire; 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, within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a Sr. Statistician to support the design and analysis of research studies in the Division. The successful candidate will have expertise in data management and analysis using SPSS, SAS or R, data quality control, and an understanding of the analysis of clinical research studies. The Division of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Preventive Medicine has a robust research portfolio that includes research studies based on randomized controlled trials, observational studies, and large administrative databases to address a broad variety of health services and other research questions. The Division maintains close ties to many UNM Health Sciences Center departments, centers, and colleges, and the opportunities for carrying out research in nephrology and other clinical areas are extensive.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide biostatistical support to division members and their affiliates.
  2. Conduct appropriate statistical analysis under the supervision of faculty biostatisticians.
  3. Design, test, implement, and document statistical computer programming in high level statistical software packages, including SPSS, SAS and R.
  4. Work with data programmers and managers to access large data sets and extract variables and individuals from the data sets to define analytical files which can be used to address research questions.
  5. Develop, document, and maintain analytic data files.
  6. Write summary reports and create graphs and tables of results for manuscripts and research proposals.
  7. Participate in team meetings and contribute to the development and review of study protocols.
  8. Participate in internal research and quality control activities.

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
Minimum Qualifications

Master'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
  • MS in statistics, applied statistics or closely related field
  • Experience performing statistical analysis of biomedical data
  • Experience using SPSS, SAS or R in statistical data management and analysis
  • Experience writing, testing, implementing, and documenting statistical computer software
  • Experience accessing data in large data sets, extracting subsets of variables and
    individuals to define data files suitable for analysis
  • Ability to prioritize work and manage time to complete multiple simultaneous projects
Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Div of Epidemiology (851H)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End DateOne year from date of hire
Pay$3,434.31 - $5,151.47 Monthly
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 Date10/22/2018
Application InstructionsA complete application includes:

1)Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience


3)List of at least 3 supervisory references

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.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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