Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
Median Annual Wage: $79,990
Education: Master's degree (44%); Doctoral degree (40%); Post-doctoral training (8%)
Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)
Related Job Titles: Research Scientist; Biostatistician; Professor of Biostatistics; Biostatistics Director; Associate Director of Biostatistics; Consultant/Associate Professor of Biostatistics; Principal Biostatistician; Principal Statistical Scientist; Research Associate Professor; Senior Biostatistician/Group Leader
Design research studies in collaboration with physicians, life scientists, or other professionals.
Analyze clinical or survey data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques.
Provide biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues.
Write research proposals or grant applications for submission to external bodies.
Prepare articles for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
Calculate sample size requirements for clinical studies.
Write detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
Monitor clinical trials or experiments to ensure adherence to established procedures or to verify the quality of data collected.
Review clinical or other medical research protocols and recommend appropriate statistical analyses.
Prepare tables and graphs to present clinical data or results.
Develop or implement data analysis algorithms.
Prepare statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committees, federal regulatory agencies, managers, or clients.
Write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software.
Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, and talk with colleagues to keep abreast of methodological or conceptual developments in fields such as biostatistics, pharmacology, life sciences, and social sciences.
Assign work to biostatistical assistants or programmers.
Teach graduate or continuing education courses or seminars in biostatistics.
Plan or direct research studies related to life sciences.
Determine project plans, timelines, or technical objectives for statistical aspects of biological research studies.
Apply research or simulation results to extend biological theory or recommend new research projects.
Collect data through surveys or experimentation.
Design or maintain databases of biological data.
Develop or use mathematical models to track changes in biological phenomena such as the spread of infectious diseases.
Analyze archival data such as birth, death, and disease records.