Job Description

Job Title: Statistician
Job ID: 35916140
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday thru Friday 9-5
Shift: Day Job
Department: Center Quality Imp-Innov
Location: 4601 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15213


As a Statistician you will provide statistical support and direction for projects which may encompass quality improvement, research or operational questions. To successfully perform the role, the incumbent must understand report design and statistical analysis as well as the causes of clinical trends and anomalies in data. The incumbent must also have the ability to translate goals and objectives into testable hypotheses. You will use your knowledge and understanding of financial, clinical and other information generated by numerous sources to identify opportunities to improve reporting and quality performance across a variety of metrics. Furthermore, the position requires the ability to articulate these opportunities to internal and external audiences in both oral and written format, implement the solutions, and track and monitor progress.

  • Perform in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Collaborate closely with internal and external customers and interdisciplinary teams.
  • Document analyses and constructs used in analysis.
  • Participate in the preparation of manuscripts, reports and presentations from data generated by analyses.
  • Meet deadlines and turnaround times set by managers and department director.
  • Write new programs for data analysis and conduct new data analysis as needed.
  • Perform statistical analyses, and then be able to explain this analysis to a non-technical audience of both internal and external customers including senior management.


  • Advanced degree (Masters or above) in mathematics, statistics or biostatistics, psychology or a related field is required
  • Superior computer skills are a given in relevant software packages such as, but not limited to, Stata, SAS, or R .
  • Competency in or willingness to learn SQL 
  • Experience in health care insurance or health care industry preferred, but those with relevant experience in other industries will be considered.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment a must. 
  • Attention to detail is critical to the success of this position, with demonstrated competency in customer orientation and the ability to deal with ambiguity. 
  • Ability to interpret and summarize results of various analyses in a timely and meaningful way. 
  • Ability to effectively approach problem solving.  
  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary team preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Salary Range: $29.22 to $49.32 / hour

Union Position: No

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