Permanent Full Time Senior Biostatistician Position – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto

Posted July 2019

The Biostatistics Department at Princess Margaret/Ontario Cancer Institute (PM/OCI) is a member department of the Cancer Clinical Research Unit (CCRU) that collaborates with PM/OCI clinical and basic researchers in a broad spectrum of oncology studies by providing statistical design and analysis expertise. It supports approximately 150 new studies per year including clinical trials, retrospective studies, and cancer translational studies. In addition, it is involved in teaching biostatistics to fellows and residents within the PM as well as graduate students within the Division of Biostatistics, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. The Biostatistics Department invites applications for a permanent full-time Senior Biostatistician position.

The Senior Biostatistician plays a key role in supporting the research efforts of clinical researchers who have a formal affiliation with the CCRU. Primary responsibilities include: providing statistical expertise to oncology researchers in the study design, planning, modeling, analysis and reporting of clinical trials and other research studies; this includes applying efficient study designs, ensuring studies are appropriately powered to reliably answer the study question, advice on data collection, analysis using statistically valid methods; reporting results, including the writing of statistical methods sections of manuscripts submitted for publication. 

The successful candidate will have a Master’s or PhD degree in Biostatistics, Statistics or equivalent, 4-6 years of statistical consulting experience, effective oral and written communication. Excellent interpersonal skills and problem solving skills. S/he is expected to be a self-starter, working independently and to manage multiple projects concurrently. A working knowledge of SAS and/or R using a Windows platform is essential.

PM is part of the University Health Network, a University of Toronto teaching hospital and one of the leading cancer research and treatment institutions in the world. It offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and ample opportunity for continued growth.

Candidates should send their CV’s c/o:

Dr. Wei Xu
Biostatistics Department
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University of Toronto
10-511, 610 University Ave
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9

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