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Biostatistician II, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health

New York, New York

Job Description

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Roles & Responsibilities:

The Biostatistician Programmer will be a member of the research group of Dr. Allan Just in Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The collaborative research group studies how environmental pollutants impact children’s health. Specifically, the group works to incorporate high dimensional data into environmental epidemiologic studies with ongoing research in air pollution exposure modeling with remote sensing (e.g. multi-terabyte datasets from NASA satellites) and also in epigenomics (e.g. hundreds of thousands of methylation sites per microarray sample). The lab is based in a large department that is a leader in environmental public health research within a prominent academic medical campus next to Central Park in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Mount Sinai offers many opportunities to learn new research skills and this position may fit a candidate with strong statistical programming skills seeking additional research experience in environmental biostatistics and data science.

While expertise with the R programming language is required, additional experience with command line tools and work with high performance computing approaches will be desirable. The job description is a broad outline of the duties required and will be renewed and modified in consultation with the PI, as the research program further develops.

  • Conduct reproducible statistical analyses in the R language including extensive use of machine-learning and geospatial packages (e.g. caret, mgcv, sf, raster)
  • Learn to assist in descriptive, exploratory, and systematic analyses of diverse types of data including NASA satellite products as well as microarray and next generation sequencing data
  • Clean and manage project files including merging, conversion, and reformatting of diverse data types
  • Conduct and document analyses using reusable code and tools for reproducible research (e.g. git, github, knitr)
  • Prepare presentation materials, scientific figures, and other rich data summaries
    Assist in manuscript preparation with the possibility of co-authorship on scientific publications
    Assist and advise group members on biostatistics approaches including advanced regression and epidemiologic methods, spatial statistics, and high dimensional analytics
  • Participate in research group meetings, including presenting summaries of ongoing analyses
  • Communicate with research partners in domestic and international collaborations
  • Review and verify code prepared by other research group members
  • Assist in developing R packages to extend computational methods
  • Remain informed of new developments in statistical programming that relate to the research program
  • Perform other related duties
  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, computational biology or related
  • Experience working as a biostatistician in a research environment
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 


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