We are looking for an Statistical Analyst for the Center for Precision Medicine (www.vumc.org/cpm/) in the Department of Biomedical Informatics (https://www.vumc.org/dbmi/). Under direct supervision, this person will support genotype and phenotype studies by collaborating with our research team and other personnel across Vanderbilt University Medical Center; extracting data from electronic health records, genetic repositories and other databases; performing longitudinal, high-dimensional data analysis; and creating reproducible biomedical research pipelines in support of multiple research projects. Experience in scripting languages (e.g., Python, R) and in working with Linux- and cloud-based environments are highly recommended. The person in this role will need to be adaptable and be able to pick up whatever new skills and expertise are needed to complete large/multiple development projects at hand.
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Investigate, collect and organize data from a variety of reference sources including the electronic health record and biobanks
Prepare charts, graphs, and tables according to accepted research practices
Perform preliminary analysis
Assist in the publication of research projects
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned
Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment.
Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and 2 years relevant experience
Master's or PhD degree in related field (Preferred)
Prior related experience such as (Preferred):
Python and/or R programming language
Data analysis and statistical modeling
Relational databases (MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc.
About the Center/Department:
The Center for Precision Medicine (CPM) at Vanderbilt University is a multidisciplinary team consisting of basic research investigators, clinicians, data scientists, application developers and support personnel whose objective is to build a research platform that amasses, extracts and curates meaningful information from patient healthcare records and integrates it with genetic information derived from a DNA repository patterned after BioVU. The CPM develops and applies advanced bioinformatics tools to identify genotype/phenotype associations and genotype/treatment relationships in order to facilitate discovery and signally improve healthcare outcomes through the personalization of diagnostics, treatment and disease prevention. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/cpm/.
The mission of the Vanderbilt Department of Biomedical informatics has complementary themes that include education, research, service, and a commitment to our colleagues in our own institution and around the world. The Educational Mission is to educate undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate trainees in the theory and practice of biomedical informatics. The Research and Service Mission is to develop and evaluate innovative technologies for the storage, retrieval, dissemination, and application of biomedical knowledge, in order to support clinical practice, biomedical research, life-long learning, and administration and as a result, to contribute to the professional body of knowledge in the field of biomedical informatics. The Professional and Ethical Mission is to maintain cooperation and collegiality with all those who learn and work with us locally, nationally, and internationally; and, to develop and disseminate ethical and professional standards for the conduct of biomedical informatics research and for the use and evaluation of health care informatics applications. For more information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/dbmi/.
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