Research Associate

Center for Biostatistics In AIDS Research, Boston, MA USA

Statistical Expertise in Clinical Trials and Observational Studies


Level: entry_level

Duration: full_time

The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an immediate opening in CBAR for a Ph.D.-level Research Associate statistician to work in the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) with a particular focus of tuberculosis research. The ACTG is a very large NIH-funded collaborative clinical trials network with an international research agenda focused on the treatment and cure of HIV infection and associated co-morbidities, particularly tuberculosis. Successful applicant will join over 100 statisticians, epidemiologists and research staff collaborating on the design, monitoring, analysis and reporting of Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials, diagnostic studies and observational studies.

Applicants should have the potential to take a leadership role in the ACTG and other infectious diseases projects, and the ability to: 

  • work as part of collaborative teams in designing, conducting and reporting results from clinical trials and observational studies; 
  • provide the statistical expertise for and lead the statistical work on studies including mentoring and supervising other staff; 
  • and develop a self-initiated research agenda – including statistical methodology – related to their HIV and infectious diseases research projects. 

The position may include statistical methods research for someone with an appropriate background. This position provides an opportunity to be a leader in a new generation of statistician-trialists.

Basic Qualifications

Doctoral degree in biostatistics or related field. Research Associate position is available for new doctoral graduates. 

Applicants should demonstrate evidence of the ability to conduct collaborative and methodological research and work independently in the design, conduct, monitoring and analysis of trial and observational studies. Applicants should also demonstrate strong quantitative and communication skills and have interest in assuming a leadership role. Experience with SAS and multi-center clinical trials a plus.

About Center for Biostatistics In AIDS Research

CBAR’s mission is to foster statistical science in clinical trials and other research studies in infectious diseases particularly HIV.

CBAR promotes innovative strategies for the design, data monitoring, analyses, and reporting of research studies, and by providing education and training relevant to statistical aspects of infectious disease research.

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