The Department of Research and Evaluation is seeking a Biostatistician and SAS/Analytical Programmers for epidemiologic research studies. Candidates will provide statistical support or programming for a wide variety of research projects under the supervision of higher level biostatisticians or programmers. Position level will be based on candidate’s experience and education level.
Provide data analysis support for researchers and by using statistical software.
Produce tables and graphics for statistical reports using SAS and other computer languages.
Prepare datasets for analysis by merging files, creating analysis variables, editing data and developing documentation.
Assist with interpretation of analysis results.
Design and implement appropriate data collection and quality control methods.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
SAS/Analytical Programmer I/II:
Perform SAS/analytical programming, data management, quality control, and reporting for research projects including clinical trials.
Extract, manipulate, and merge large databases to create analytical datasets.
Assist in defining analytical variables and help consulting with project staff on project needs.
Implement comprehensive quality checking and validation process, including creating and maintaining documentation of processes and data quality issues.
Maintain and troubleshoot software and programs.
Design and generate tracking and data entry tools as needed.
Implement automated reporting and data loading schemes.
Convert and merge data from a wide variety of sources across platforms.
Perform other related duties incidental to work described herein.
Biostatistician I/II: Minimum one (1) year of experience in analyzing research data using statistical package(s).
SAS/Analytical Programmer I/II: Minimum one (1) year of related experience with programming and data management using SAS or other computer languages.
Biostatistician I/II: Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, mathematics or a related field of study with at least one (1) year of coursework in statistics or biostatistics.
SAS/Analytical Programmer I/II: Bachelor's degree in computer science, biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, information systems, epidemiology or a related field of study.
License, Certification, Registration
Ability to organize and manipulate large datasets.
Ability to express complex technical information (and statistical concepts for Biostatisticians) to researchers or to audiences with clinical training.
Strong analytic and critical thinking skills, writing skills, communication skills, consulting skills and ability to work within a team.
Must be an independent self-starter.
Both efficient and detail-oriented.
Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Experience with medical, epidemiologic or health research.
Master's degree in Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Statistics preferred.
Knowledge and experience with SAS programming language.
Biostatistician I/II: Minimum one (1) year of related statistical consulting experience in health care or medical research areas.
SAS/Analytical Programmer I/II: Knowledge of Unix environment and familiarity of Unix scripts.
Internal Number: 742003, 735083
About Kaiser Permanente Research & Evaluation
Kaiser Permanente Southern California’s Department of Research and Evaluation (R&E) conducts high-quality, innovative translational research that benefits the health of its members and the communities from which they come. At Kaiser Permanente, research helps us learn what we need to do to provide better care for our members and promote better health in the community. More than 350 people work at the Pasadena, California-based Department of Research & Evaluation. The department is the primary hub of research for Kaiser Permanente Southern California, supporting research by full-time faculty members as well as medical center-based clinician researchers.