Sanford Health Biostatistician - Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Biostatistician | Research | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Sr-Admin-Indirect-Sp - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Review protocol, provide feedback as well as add to the methods section and provide input on project design issues, endpoint definition and sample sizes. Analyze data for, and prepare and review interim study reports, manuscripts, abstracts and grants. Assist in writing and/or reviewing statistical reports. Collaborate, consult and provide technical assistance to team members, and analyze research data. Assist researchers/scientists with writing grant proposals in the areas of randomization, blinding, power/sample size, study design and statistical methods. Knowledge of cross-sectional, case-control, cohort and randomized clinical trial study design required, along with a working knowledge of the following statistical principles; general linear mixed models, generalized linear models, longitudinal analysis, general estimating equations, generalized additive models, survival analysis (Kaplan-Meier, Cox PH regression, accelerated failure time models), survey research methods, analysis of surveys, analysis of observational data, propensity score analysis, weighted and un-weighted analysis of field studies. Knowledge the controls for confounding variables found in heterogeneous human populations such as age, race, gender, socioeconomic status, smoking, diet, etc. Interpret complex interactions and nonlinearities in data. Draw conclusions from the analyses and communicate results with researchers/scientists both orally and in writing. Prepare proof-quality figures, tables, statistical methods and results to summarize analyses for journal publications. Interact and consult with researchers/scientists to ensure proper use of statistical methodology and interpretation of results. Demonstrate the ability to provide complete and accurate information to researchers/scientists. Occasional local travel between sites may be required.


Proceeds without seeking unnecessary permission. Performs at least 2-3 concurrent activities without reducing productivity. Explains products and services with little or no use of technical jargon or advanced vocabulary. Demonstrates the ability to meet deadlines. Demonstrates open, friendly, accepting, and supportive behaviors with team members. Demonstrates leadership qualities: intelligence, dominance, persistence, integrity, confidence. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact. Delegates appropriate levels of responsibility and authority. Completes current work according to assigned priorities. Adjusts to new or changing assignments, processes, and people. Adapts documents and presentations for the intended audience. Shows respect and value for the unique contributions of each associate.



Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology or a related field preferred. Exceptional candidates with a Master's degree in one of those fields.

Minimum three years of related work experience, may also be considered. Experience working with the SAS or R software and excellent communications skills in English (both verbal and written) required.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD03555