The Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH) - in collaboration with the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Women's Health Science Division and Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders (TRACTS) at the Veteran's Administration Boston Healthcare System – is conducting a one –year study to describe the clinical, physical, and neurological health of women survivors of intimate partner violence paying particular attention to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology.
Project Title: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury in Women Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence
Nature of Work
The part-time (20 hours per week) postdoctoral statistician will work closely with Dr. McGlinchey and the TRACTS Data Repository Manager and Epidemiologist (Dr. Fonda). They will work closely with the UMSL team in St. Louis to develop SOP's for the transfer of all UMSL data to Boston. They will also assist in preparing UMSL data for upload, verifying and coding of data, and transfer of the UMSL data into the TRACTS Data Repository. They will also collaborate in the preparation of reports and manuscripts. Position duties and responsibilities will be performed at the Veterans Administration in Boston, MA. This is a one-year position with the possibility to continue work at MIMH contingent on additional funding opportunities.
Major duties and responsibilities will include the following:
Working with the Center's epidemiologist to design and implement data capture procedures and database
Implementing data validation and quality control procedures
Merging and cleaning raw data to create analytic datasets
Assisting with methodological design, sample size and power calculations
Assisting with data visualization/summarization (graphs, figures, tables)
Performing statistical analyses including but not limited to t-tests, ANOVAs, linear regression, logistic regression, repeated measures analyses
Assisting with grant and manuscript preparation as well as study administration (such as data use agreements and Institutional Review Board procedures)
Opportunities are available to present research findings at academic conferences.
Applicants should have a Master's degree in statistics, computer science, applied mathematics or a health-related field and possess strong analytical and programming skills.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of SAS, R, Python or other statistical programming language is preferred. Candidates should be comfortable working with large datasets and willing to learn new software tools and statistical techniques as needed.
Candidates should also be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a multidisciplinary team. A two-year time commitment is required.
This is an ideal position for individuals who plan to pursue a career in biostatistics, epidemiology, health services, or other public health-related fields.
Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).
For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5805, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org .
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