Oregon Health & Science University

Biostatistician 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Oncology Division
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience, education & internal equity. Minimum $27.85 per hour
Flexibility to work extra hours to accomplish deadlines and to work occasional evenings or weekend days when meetings are scheduled at these times or to meet reporting deadlines. Occasional travel to out-of-state meetings.
Weekday 1.0 position that could include some nights and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Function/Duties of Position

The Biostatistician supports the research and teaching missions of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  This position requires Master's degree or a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of experience in epidemiology and/or biostatistics. 


The Biostatistician will support the statistical and data analysis needs of studies in the department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. This position will be dedicated 50% to health services research in gynecologic oncology and 50% serving the larger OB/Gyn department.  The duties include: development of analysis plans, abstraction of datasets from larger databases, data cleaning, management, and analysis; preparing tables and figures for publications and grant proposals; contributing methods sections to manuscripts and grant proposals. Proficient knowledge or skills in areas such as: statistical methods, econometrics, machine learning, coding/programming in industry-standard data analysis software (R, Stata), coding conventions and reproducible research practices, data infrastructure, cost or quality measurement, data validation, health economics, state or national health care policy and policy


This position will collaborate with PIs and learners (medical students, residents, fellows, MPH students, undergraduates) on the design, documentation, testing and implementation of research studies and conduct analyses in support of research proposals and protocols.  Experience with claims data, complex survey data, discharge data, vital statistics data is a plus.  We use both stata and R in the department; high level of skill with at least one is required. The position requires knowledge of and maintaining current information on multiple concurrent projects, across several principal investigators and funding streams. The position will work with a high level of autonomy to complete work related to data management and analysis and manuscript preparation for publication in the peer-review public health/medical literature. The candidate will be skillful at communicating with a diversity of learners and Principal Investigators (PI) and able to juggle multiple projects and tight deadlines.

The department of OB/Gyn analyst group includes 2 master’s level biostatisticians and a PhD health services researcher.  Group members are expected to take initiative and be problem solvers. Interaction with PIs and learners is a core part of this position, and we are looking for someone interested in teaching and mentoring as well as data analysis. Candidates must have a passion for women’s health and evidence-based reproductive healthcare; previous content-area experience in women’s health is a plus.

Required Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics or Statistics or related field OR
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biostatistics or Statistics or related field AND
  • 3 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and make decisions with supervision, prioritize and organize workload, and multi-task with reliable and consistent delivery of timely, high-quality products and results.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment of cooperation, teamwork and motivation.  Excellent interpersonal skills to interact with faculty and investigators, research team, staff, trainees, and visitors at all levels within OHSU and in the community. The ability to forge and foster collaborative working relationships and enlist the support of stakeholders.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to perform multiple tasks under conditions of fluctuating workloads, competing requirements, and changing deadlines, working independently and following through on assignments with minimal direction.
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of software, including Windows XP, Office Professional, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Adobe.
  • Additional skills: document/photo scanning/editing, layout and design, creating tables and forms.
  • Knowledgeable of social media exchanges, and ability to properly and professionally engage within these communities for work-related purposes.
  • Using discretionary judgment in handling confidential matters.
  • Ability to analyze problems and offer creative solutions and implement changes.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree and 1-2 years of research experience (can be during education/training)

Strongly preferred: 

  • Experience using scientific writing skills to create draft manuscripts.
  • Grant writing experience (for federal and foundational awards).

Additional Details

Please provide a cover letter and resume.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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