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SIDRA4721 - Research Specialist IV - Biostatistics

Department: Clinical Research Center Div
Division: Translational Medicine Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2019
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards. Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is: “Sidra Medicine will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class: Patient and Family Centered Care Health Education Biomedical Discovery

Department: The Research Department will house several hundred researchers working on many aspects of feto-maternal health. It will cover basic, translational, clinical trials and informatics research. The department comprises of two research floors totaling 10,000M2 and 9 smaller “satellite laboratories” throughout the hospital. The department will house basic laboratories as well as state of the art core facilities, e.g. genomics, medicinal chemistry and imaging. The Research Department will include a GMP Cell and Gene Therapy manufacturing facility and principal investigators who will carry out IRB approved translational and clinical research studies some of which may involve the administration of cell and gene therapies.
Person: With minimal and general instructions, the Research Specialist-Biostatistics must be able to work independently to perform programming, and statistical analytical tasks, select and apply appropriate statistical methods, take steps to ensure that her/his work meets a high standard of quality, and work efficiently with dedication to meet program deadlines.
Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Contributes to the delivery of departmental goals, through personal effort in own work area.

  • Provides statistical assistance and recommendations on development of protocol designs, data analysis plans, grant applications, and preparation of presentations and publications.

  • Performs sample size/power calculations and randomization.

  • Stays current with literature in ongoing and proposed research projects.

  • Responsible for the designing and the management of the databases.

  • Programs and validates statistical analyses in SAS and R.

  • Writies programs to manage and prepare data for statistical analyses.

  • Summarizes findings in reports, tables and graphs.

  • Contributes to the interpretation and publication of research results.

  • Identifies and resolves problems related to patient data.

  • Provides complete and timely answers to routine questions from investigators.

  • Conducts statistical analysis of epidemiological and clinical data and interprets results.

  • Generates and delivers accurate and detailed statistical reports for interim and final analyses.

  • Stays current with literature in ongoing and proposed research projects.

  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values


In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills – Selection Criteria:





BSc in Biostatistics

MSc in Biostatistics


7+ years of experience in medical research environment inclusive of:

  • experience with statistical software (such as SAS, R, Stata, etc.)


  • experience in programming, analyzing and database management in medical research.


  • experience in the management and analysis of medical data


  • experience in statistical analysis for clinical or biological data, including failure time and categorical data


  • Experience in designing and executing prospective clinical trials


  • Experience with data analysis of clinical trials


  • Experience with the analysis of medical outcomes from a large demographic Database


  • Experience with Clinical Disease Registries usin REDCap.


Certification and Licensure


Professional Membership



Job Specific Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated excellent working knowledge of statistical methods and software, including SAS, R, S-Plus, SPSS, and Prism (or equivalent platforms)


  • Demonstrated ability to work with research databases e.g.; REDCap, Access, or Redhat clinical


  • Demonstrated working knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical trials and medical research


  • Understanding of data management principles for clinical trials and medical research


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite


  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of Arabic culture in the Arabian Gulf.



Other Information: This is a Regular Full Time position. The successful incumbent will report into Dr.Naser Elkum's research laboratory,
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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