Biostatistician II - School of Public Health

UTHealth School of Public Health
21000335 Requisition #

Department: School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center- Houston, TX

Position Type: Full Time 


Position Summary:

The Center for Health Care Data (CHCD) has a series of research and evaluation projects related to health outcomes and the impact of social determinants on population health.  The ideal candidate uses knowledge of the healthcare system and payment methodologies paired with experience mining a broad range of complex health and welfare related datasets to analyze large Electronic Health Record (EHR) and administrative claims datasets, providing advanced statistical support and developing methodology plans. Responsible for creating the coding required to extract data to support researcher questions, occasionally. This position encourages creative thinking and depends on the ability to work productively with a wide range of team members including public health researchers and advocates, clinicians, statisticians, programmers, IT system experts, project managers, policy experts, etc


Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborates with investigators and project managers to determine study design, contribute to protocol development, and write statistical analysis plans.
  • Recommends the use of specific analytical approaches best suited to each research or policy project.
  • Performs statistical analysis and inference, and writes and presents reports summarizing findings including publications in peer-reviewed journals.
  • May write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software.
  • Ensures high-quality statistical support is provided for investigational studies, projects, registries and basic research using advanced statistical skills and knowledge of healthcare research.
  • Maintains expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology.
  • May conduct ad hoc analyses.
  • May provide guidance and training in statistical analyses using healthcare data to junior team members and students
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Demonstrates proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical or healthcare research. 
  • Experience in data analysis of large administrative datasets (claims, registries, EMR) and observational studies.  
  • SAS experienced preferred


  • Experience using machine learning and data mining big data
  • SAS STATA, or R experience.
  • SQLServer, PostgreSQL, or Python experienced


Minimum Education:

  • Master’s degree in related health science. 


Minimum Experience:

  • Five years of statistician experience 


Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects. 


Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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