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Senior Statistician

  • Job ID: 064004836
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Daylight Hours
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Corporate Health Services
  • Department: Chief Innovation Officer
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $30.17 to $50.94 / hour


Our Office of Health Care Innovation is searching for a Senior Statistician to join the team!  This is a regular, full-time position that has a hybrid work model.

The Senior Statistician will work in the arena of a learning health system, requiring the ability to help build and run ‘research-grade’ datasets that will be extracted in part or in whole from EHRs – which in turn requires a skill set to interface with both clinical research staff and healthcare informatics staff members.  

The ideal candidate is an expert in statistical software packages and has work experience within clinical trials.  Apply online today for your chance to join the team!

About the Office of Health Care Innovation:  The OHI’s goal is to create a culture of “Learning While Doing”, by leveraging the UPMC system as a learning lab to continuously evaluate and adopt best care practices, with a particular focus on underserved communities, while paving the way for UPMC to become a leading Learning Health Care system. The OHI team works across disciplines at UPMC and Pitt, and partners with leading international experts in trial design, artificial intelligence, and clinical operations to translate and integrate research into clinical care


  • Conduct and supervise statistical analysis and data management. Evaluate the structure of datasets regarding specific statistical tests, executes statistical tests. Run and evaluate statistical models.
  • Help maintain programs for data entry, data management, and subject tracking.
  • Plan, develop, and implement educational programs (data and statistical analysis) for staff.
  • Collaborate with the research staff to address complex data analytic and statistical questions.
  • Collaborate with principal investigators, co-investigators, and research staff in the preparation of manuscripts.
  • Complete reports in order to ensure that any data errors are identified quickly and corrected.
  • Prepare written and oral data presentations/visual displays for grant submissions, progress reports, site visits, seminars, and meetings.
  • Train and supervise research personnel.
  • Identify and correct common data analytic and statistical problems.
  • Effectively explain areas of research methodology and statistical analysis to the PI as they relate to research outcomes.
  • Serve as a consultant for research fellows in preparation of their manuscripts.
  • Determine appropriate analysis to perform based on clinical questions and research outcomes.
  • Monitor and maintain quality of data for quality improvement.



  • Master's degree required in biostatistics, statistics, research methodology, psychology, health sciences, computer science or related field.
  • Three years of prior statistical analysis and data management experience is required, preferably in a research setting.
  • Strong working knowledge of at least one statistical software packages (SPSS, SAS, StatXact, Stata) is required.
  • Strong working knowledge of relational database systems is required.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • Excellent oral and written communications is required.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Prior experience supervising junior staff is preferred.

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  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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