Senior Statistician

Responsibilities
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is seeking to hire a Senior Statistician to join their Center for Community Health. Primary duties include:

*Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, especially in problem formulation, study design, power analysis, and data analysis plan
*Participate in the implementation of the identified research project(s) and conduct data analysis and preparation of publications and presentations of study findings
*Assist in the preparation and implementation of data collection instruments and protocols
*Document, summarize, and interpret analysis findings, communicate to investigators and collaborators
*Oversee data managers, graduate student researchers, junior analysts to manage and evaluate study data

Qualifications
*Doctorate in Statistics or a related field, strongly preferred
*Extensive knowledge of general statistical methods, such as longitudinal and multilevel models, survival analysis, experimental design, sample survey, clinical trials, dealing with missing data, etc., strongly preferred
*Must have thorough familiarity with at least one commonly used statistical package such as SAS, R or STATA, and general familiarity with several statistical packages
*At least one year of work experience in practical statistical applications; ability to interpret statistical analysis results and identify their potential limitations, preferred
*Demonstrated ability to read and understand research papers on behavioral interventions, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse
*Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and a collegial approach to teamwork
*Experience with social or behavioral sciences and data analysis related to this field, preferred
UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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