Senior Statistician
University of California San Francisco - San Francisco, CA

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Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine is the largest single department of the UCSF School of Medicine, with approximately 29 percent of the school's full-time faculty. For the past 30 years, it has consistently ranked among the top four departments of medicine in the country. In eight of the past 10 years (2001 – 2010), the Department of Medicine has been the number one recipient of research dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among all departments of internal medicine in the nation (2002 we were ranked second and 2006 we ranked third). The department's continued success in this highly competitive arena attests to the quality and impact of the research performed by its basic and clinical scientists.

The Department of Medicine (DOM), the largest department in the School of Medicine, has close to 600 full-time faculty leading top-notch research, clinical, and education programs. The Department has a decentralized organizational structure across four sites (Parnassus, SFGH, VAMC and Mt. Zion) and 38 divisions. Authority and accountability for the Department rests with the Department Chair who heads the Parnassus and Mt. Zion sites, and also directs the Vice Chairs at the SFGH and VAMC sites.

Job Overview
Senior Statistician of the San Francisco Mammography Registry: responsible for all aspects of data collection, data coding and mapping and management from mammography facilities in San Francisco Bay Area. The Statistician should have a strong ability to manage and manipulate data using Statistical Analysis System (SAS), and perform (and/or supervise statistical assistants) statistical analysis including frequencies and cross-tabulations, and provide guidance to statisticians in data coding, mapping, and linkage. Statistician should also have knowledge of quality control procedures. The candidate will also perform other related duties.

About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Required Qualifications
• MA/MS in Statistics or a related field and five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, demonstrated advanced skills in SAS and SQL with a strong facility for manipulating large data sets using SAS. Experience in database design and structure, technical ability to understand how the various data collection systems collect their data (Dbase, MS SQL, FoxPro, Access)
• The demonstrated ability to learn new computer programming languages
• An understanding of database design is essential to be able to perform data management of acquired data from various clinical data systems. Data management and the experience of data analysis in research are interrelated aspects of this position. An understanding of how the data will be used to address research questions is important to the development and maintenance of the SFMR database.
Physical Demands: requires sitting, standing, walking, squatting, bending, waist twisting, , reaching above/below shoulder height, lifting/carrying up to 20 lbs., fine finger manipulation, gross manipulation, simple/power grasp, repetitive hand/arm use; ability to differentiate color and verbal communication.
Note: Fingerprinting and background check required.

Preferred Qualifications
• Ability to learn and apply probabilistic linkage programs for the matching of registry populations with other registries
• The demonstrated ability to learn new computer programming languages as needed for the registry (PowerBuilder, Stata, SPlus, EpiInfo, Matchware, Visual Basic)
• Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel from transcriptionist to physicians at the mammography facilities
• Ability to travel to mammography facilities in Bay Area
• Experience with Cancer Registry data a plus
• Ability to supervise and manage staff statisticians a plus
• Familiarity with the maintenance of confidential data, network security, and the human subjects approval rules are necessary to safeguard against data security breach

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