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BiostatisticianI, Environmental Medicine and Public Health

New York, New York

Job Description

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Biostatistician  I, 2349232
Roles & Responsibilities:

The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking a full-time biostatistical programmer for epidemiologic studies of environmental exposures and human health. The candidate will be a member of a collaborative research group that uses advanced epidemiologic and computational methods to analyze high-resolution metabolomics and other diverse types of high-dimensional data to study the exposome, a paradigm encompassing the totality of environmental exposures and biological responses through the lifecourse.

The research team 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 high-resolution metabolomics, environmental biostatistics, and data science.

The ideal candidate will have strong data analytic skills and experience programming in R and/or Python. Experience with command line tools and high-performance computing is desirable.

  • Apply statistical, machine learning, and network-based analyses to analyze metabolomics data and other types of high-dimensional data in epidemiological studies
  • Implement high-resolution metabolomics data workflows using R and other tools, including peak picking, data preprocessing, and metabolite identification
  • 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
  • Review proposed grant applications
  • Participate in research group meetings, including presenting summaries of ongoing analyses
  • Review and verify code prepared by other research group members
  • Remain informed of new developments in statistical programming that relate to the research program
  • Perform other related duties 
  • Education: Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, computational biology, computer science, environmental engineering, or related
  • Experience: Working as a biostatistician in a research environment
  • Proficiency with R and/or Python programming
  • Demonstrated knowledge of statistical research principles, methods, procedures and standards
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting observational research data as well as applying a range of statistical techniques in support of epidemiologic research
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Experience with metabolomics data processing workflows is highly desirable
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion 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 healthcare delivery together.


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


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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