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Biostatistician II Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health

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StrengthThrough DiversityGroundbreaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal. BiostatisticainII - 2310330 Roles & Responsibilities: The BiostatisticianProgrammer will be a member of the research group of Dr. Allan Just in EnvironmentalMedicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Thecollaborative research group studies how environmental pollutants impactchildren's health. Specifically, the group works to incorporate highdimensional data into environmental epidemiologic studies with ongoing researchin air pollution exposure modeling with remote sensing (e.g. multi-terabytedatasets from NASA satellites) and also in epigenomics (e.g. hundreds ofthousands of methylation sites per microarray sample). The lab is based in alarge department that is a leader in environmental public health researchwithin a prominent academic medical campus next to Central Park in Manhattan'sUpper East Side. Mount Sinai offers many opportunities to learn new researchskills and this position may fit a candidate with strong statisticalprogramming skills seeking additional research experience in environmentalbiostatistics and data science.While expertise with the R programming language is required, additional experiencewith command line tools and work with high performance computing approacheswill be desirable. The job description is a broad outline of the dutiesrequired and will be renewed and modified in consultation with the PI, as theresearch program further develops. Conductreproducible statistical analyses in the R language including extensive use ofmachine-learning and geospatial packages (e.g. caret, mgcv, sf, raster)Learnto assist in descriptive, exploratory, and systematic analyses of diverse typesof data including NASA satellite products as well as microarray and nextgeneration sequencing dataCleanand manage project files including merging, conversion, and reformatting ofdiverse data typesConductand document analyses using reusable code and tools for reproducible research(e.g. git, github, knitr)Preparepresentation materials, scientific figures, and other rich data summariesAssist in manuscript preparation with the possibility of co-authorship onscientific publicationsAssist and advise group members on biostatistics approaches including advancedregression and epidemiologic methods, spatial statistics, and high dimensionalanalyticsParticipatein research group meetings, including presenting summaries of ongoing analysesCommunicatewith research partners in domestic and international collaborationsReviewand verify code prepared by other research group membersAssistin developing R packages to extend computational methodsRemaininformed of new developments in statistical programming that relate to theresearch programPerformother related duties Requirements:Master'sdegree in biostatistics, computational biology or relatedExperienceworking as a biostatistician in a research environment Strength Through Diversity The Mount Sinai Health Systembelieves that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotionto delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we're as diverse as the city wecall home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us,you become a part of Mount Sinai's unrivaled record of achievement, educationand advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We work hard to acquire and retainthe best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment whereyou can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees,regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patientcare.  Explore more about this opportunityand how you can help us write a new chapter in our story!  Who We Are Over 38,000 employees strong, themission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patientcare with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivalededucation, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve. Formed in September 2013, The MountSinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine atMount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai BethIsrael, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount SinaiQueens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St.Luke's, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai. The Mount Sinai Health System is anequal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individualand cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued andappreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexualorientation.  EOEMinorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

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