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Harvard University Biostatistician I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60045BRAuto req ID:60045BRJob Code:RS0356 Statistician I Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Biostatistician ISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:30-Nov-2027Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a closely related field required

  • 3+ years of related experience required

  • Experience with statistical software (such as SAS, Stata, etc.) required

    Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS program and 4) Names and email addresses for three (3) Professional references. Additional Qualifications and Skills: The following job-specific skills and competencies are preferred:

  • Two-year MA/MS program preferred

  • Professional experience and/or education in statistical analysis or clinical or biological data, including failure time and categorical data, preferred

  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) preferred

  • Experience with SAS, or strong background in other relevant packages (e.g., STATA, S-PLUS or R), preferred

  • Experience working within a collaborative research team preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills preferred

    The following cultural competencies are also preferred:

  • Awareness of and aptitude to appropriately and effectively understand, respect, and adapt to cultural and identity-based difference within group environments

  • Knowledge of and commitment to concepts and issues tied to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Skills related to creating and supporting an environment that allows for inclusion, effective intercultural engagement, and personal humility and authenticity

  • Experience fostering and reinforcing an environment that values unique experiences, cultures, backgrounds, and goals

Additional Information: Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3-4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12+ paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: Excellent and affordable medical, dental & vision plans, with coverage beginning as of an employee's start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance & Reimbursement Programs: $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School, discounted options through participating Harvard graduate schools, and reimbursement options for accredited schools outside of Harvard.

  • Transportation: 50% discount on MBTA passes, as well as additional options (rideshare, biking, etc.) to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness & Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, hard & soft skills development, career planning, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. Additionally, access to Harvard athletic facilities, libraries, campus events -- and many discounts for various cultural and leisure activities throughout metro Boston.

    Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!


  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship, now or in the future, for staff positions.

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 120 day orientation and review period.


The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine Requirements (https://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage (http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/) .

Department:Center for Biostatistics in AIDS ResearchPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Research Position Description: CBAR is looking to hire a Biostatistician I to act as a protocol statistician. The Biostatistician I position is suitable for a new graduate with a Master's degree in biostatistics or a related field with limited clinical trials work experience. CBAR provides a strong program for growth and professional development for Master's-level Biostatisticians including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings.

This position will collaborate with medical researchers, senior statisticians and epidemiologists on national and international infectious diseases clinical trials and observational studies. The primary focus initially will be on studies undertaken by the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT) or the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Duties include, but are not limited to, clinical trial and observational study review; data collection forms design and review; stratification/randomization of studies; statistical programming; data analysis and monitoring; and report writing under the mentorship and supervision of senior staff. This position will also serve on internal CBAR committees.

Since 1989, CBAR and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has provided a strong program for growth and development of its research staff -- including a defined career path and opportunities for continuing education and attendance of professional meetings.

Please attach the following when applying: 1) Resume, 2) Cover letter, 3) Transcript (official or unofficial) from MA/MS program and 4) Names and email addresses for three (3) Professional references.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of November 30, 2027, with strong likelihood of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a hybrid position and this position will be based in Boston, MA. Additional detail pertaining to this position will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, California (exempt staff only), Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, Virginia, and Washington).

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary: The Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR), an organization within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is responsible for the design, monitoring and statistical analysis of clinical trials and observational studies for several major national and international NIH-funded clinical research networks. CBAR employs over 70 statisticians and epidemiologists including Harvard faculty, research scientists and staff. Investigators within CBAR have provided statistical leadership and support for clinical research networks for more than twenty five years. Currently this includes infectious disease networks such as: the AIDS Clinical Trials Network (ACTG), the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network (IMPAACT), the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS), and the Influenza Research Collaboration (IRC). Results from studies have helped to establish the paradigm for the treatment and prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, and contributed to international treatment and prevention guidelines. CBAR has a hybrid work environment which includes a combination of on-campus/in-person work and remote work. Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging: At the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, we believe that diversity is integral to the Harvard experience and our mission of improving public health education, research and policy. Diversity of cultural backgrounds, identities, lived experiences, perspectives, and ways of understanding the world enriches our community and enables us to best meet the public health needs of the United States and the world. Ongoing learning and development related to diversity allows for both individual and institutional growth, and is necessary to foster and sustain a culture of inclusion. To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring equitable access to opportunities for learning, living, and working at the Harvard Chan School. We maintain an unwavering dedication to diversity, inclusion, and belonging as core to our institutional values and to actively counter, minimize, and address racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia, gender bias, and all forms of discrimination.

Learn more about the School’s mission, objectives, and core values (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/about/mission/) and our diversity, inclusion, and belonging (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/diversity/) initiatives.

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