MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Statistical Analyst - Bioinformatics & Computational Biology in Houston, Texas

The primary purpose of the Research Statistical Analyst position is to carry out data preparation responsibilities related to cancer clinical trials, develop skilled statistical programs, perform statistical analysis associated with clinical data and prepare written reports to investigators. In addition, this position prepares statistical considerations for basic trial designs or grants and performs biostatistical reviews of protocols.

Key Functions

  1. Statistical Consulting and Collaboration:
  • Compiles, analyzes and reports statistical data for various projects including, but not limited to manual and computer-aided data abstraction and evaluation, clinical trials, computerized imaging and bioinformatics.

  • Prepares statistical considerations for basic trial designs and carries out uncomplicated statistical analyses independently, but completes statistical responsibilities for more complex projects with supervision.

  • Assists faculty in the development of new statistical methodology for measurement and analysis of data.

  • Applies advanced statistical methods, simulation models, and skilled statistical programming as needed.

  • Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists with preparation and distribution of data for committee and scientific meetings.

  • Attends project meetings with collaborators with or without supervisor as directed by supervisor.

  • May present findings at relevant meetings both inside and outside of the institution as requested.

  1. Protocol Review:
  • Participates in the protocol review process jointly with supervisor.
  1. Statistical Reporting:
  • Prepares written reports to investigators jointly with supervisor.

  • May present findings at relevant meetings both inside and outside of the

institution as requested.

  1. Other duties as assigned.


Required: Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or related field.


Required: Two years experience with mainframe and/or PC databases, document processing, and statistical software such as SAS and S-Plus. With preferred degree, no required experience.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.