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Case Western Reserve University
Statistical Research Analyst
Cleveland, OH

Job Description


Working under general supervision, the Statistical Research Analyst will provide data coordination, management, and analysis on multiple department-related research and data projects, manuscripts, and grant applications. This position requires an understanding of core statistical methods and statistical programming for monitoring data quality, modifying and cleaning data for analyses and performing statistical analysis. The data manager will work collaboratively with a faculty-level statistician, but is also expected to work independently in data mining, geospatial analysis, clinical trials, electronic health records.


  • Create and prepare analytic datasets for study investigators and writing group leads. Create derived variables as needed. Execute queries on databases to respond to the needs of senior researchers and external requests from collaborators. Develop appropriate, effective collection methods and disseminate changes in protocol as needed. Assimilate and harmonize external and internal data from multiple projects into large integrated databases. Work with external sites regarding data collection and transfer and be the point person for the Case Western Reserve University site, including attending teleconferences and meetings. Work with data sites to resolve data discrepancies. May create a randomization chart (stratified based on relevant variables identified). (35%)
  • Write syntax/code for statistical programs to prepare data sets for analyses. Perform basic statistical analysis. Implement robust statistical procedures to ensure that data integrity is built-in from the outset. Perform regular data audits and determine what action is required for resolution of data discrepancies. Responsible for ensuring all resolutions and audits are complete. Provide informal mentorship to junior clinical investigators, residents, fellows, and content-area graduate students with regard to clinical data management. (20%)
  • Work with the principal investigator and other investigators to develop sound study designs and appropriate statistical strategies to address the various aims of ongoing studies and their generated data. Assist in developing better data coordination and management procedures and coordinate information with others as needed. Independently assess project objectives, and decide on the most efficient and effective way to enter and organize the study data. Determine best research data collection and statistical analysis methods (SPSS, Excel, REDCap, etc.) based on scoring guides for rating scales. Assist with the preparation of statistical sections for new grant/ proposal development. (20%)
  • Write analysis summaries and prepare research reports, including internal documentation, academic publications and scientific presentations. Create tables, figures, and charts for presentations and publications, drawing upon data and information from a multitude of sources. This may lead to co-authorship on research projects. (19%)
  • Research the literature for modern statistical designs and analyses that can be applied to the data and necessary documentation. Incorporate research into statistical strategies and provide advice and recommendations based on research. (6%)


Perform other duties as assigned.


Department: Daily contact with: research operations manager, principal/co-investigators, statisticians, data coordinator, and research assistants. Frequent contact with other department faculty, residents, and staff.

University: Frequent contact with faculty and staff of the Neurological Institute.

External: Frequent contact with investigators and study staff at other study sites, including local, national, and international. Occasional contact with study sponsors and NIH.

Students: Occasional contact with student employees or graduate assistants.


No direct supervision of staff employees.


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in statistics biostatistics or related field and 3 years of experience in data coordination and analysis; or Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics or related field and 0 years of experience in data coordination and analysis required.


  • Excellent analytical skills with experience using statistical models in regression analysis as well as machine learning techniques for real data applications; ability to formulate findings and recommendations from the analysis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; must demonstrate the ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with various individuals within and external to the university.
  • Strong organization skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines. Must demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy, time management skills, and follow-through. Must be able to work under pressure and conform to shifting priorities, demands, and timeline.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively within a team. Must be highly motivated, responsible, dependable, and a self-starter.
  • Effective problem-solving skills; must demonstrate innovation and creativity, sound judgment, and good decision-making.
  • Proficiency with R, SAS, Python, and good skills in high-performance computing and database management. Ability and high motivation to learn new programs as needed.


Employee will be expected to obtain and maintain certification of training in human subjects research through an online course and exam and other seminars. The position may require occasional work with investigators at the Cleveland Clinic and/or MetroHealth Medical Center, and might require occasional travel to either of these locations. No travel outside the Cleveland area is anticipated.

Term Position

This is a Term position. They are treated like regular staff positions for medical and dental benefits eligibility, vacation, holidays, and sick time. Term employees are not eligible for life insurance, retirement, long term disability, short term disability, tuition assistance, layoff status, or severance pay. Staff in term positions are also subject to the performance management review process and positive corrective action when work performance or behavior is unsatisfactory or unacceptable. Term employment does not alter the employment-at-will employee status of these employees.


Diversity Statement

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Reasonable Accommodations

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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