Mount Sinai Careers
Biostatistician I, Environmental Medicine and Public Health
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The biostatistical programmer will be a member of the research group in our Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. This collaborative research group studies environmental determinants of health. Much of our work is directed toward developing quantitative approaches for understanding environmental risk. These approaches involve utilizing mathematical models to better understand the roles that infrastructure, climate and ecology play within disease transmission, along with how these factors impact community equity and justice. Our goal is understanding the relationship between environmental indicators and health outcomes.
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.
The ideal candidate will have strong data analytic skills and experience programming, python, Matlab and/or R. Additional experience with command line tools and work with high performance computing approaches is desirable
- Help generate infectious disease forecasts
- 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 remote sensing 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 biostatistical 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.
- Education:Master’s degree in electrical engineering, environmental engineering, computer science, biostatistics, computational biology or related
- Experience working as a biostatistician in a research environment
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