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Biostatisticians at the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital

Are you interested in working with unique clinical data in a dynamic research environment? Do you want to help tomorrow’s patients by solving complex medical problems? If the answers to these questions are yes, the Department of Clinical Epidemiology is looking for you! We have several open positions as biostatisticians to be filled from 1st April 2020 or as soon as possible. It is a full time position 37 hours per week. 

Department of Clinical Epidemiology
We represent an ambitious department which wants to maintain our position as one of the leading international research departments within clinical epidemiology. Our mission is to improve clinical care by working in global partnerships to produce high-quality clinical epidemiological research, promoting education, and by translating research into clinical practice. Our catchphrase is “big data, big opportunities”, which corresponds with our access to the unique Danish clinical databases and national healthcare registries that provide the basis for our research. We collaborate nationally and internationally with other academic institutions, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as healthcare authorities. Ninety percent of the department’s funding is raised from contractual research and from various foundations. We publish approximately 250 scientific papers and numerous technical reports annually. 

The Department of Clinical Epidemiology is established as a joint research department between the Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University, and Aarhus University Hospital. The department is one of the largest epidemiology departments in Denmark with approx. 70 employees including 25 biostatisticians working with SAS programming. The additional staff comprises medical doctors, nurses, other healthcare professionals, administrative staff, and approx. 30 PhD students. 

Your position 
We want to recruit two or more persons with skills in applied statistics and with experience in SAS programming. You will perform data management and statistical analyses in SAS for the research projects in the department. You will be part of the entire process from unprocessed register data to input and comments to reports and scientific papers in close collaboration and dialogue with our other staff. In this connection, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in epidemiology. You will work in an international research environment and apply statistical methods to healthcare data in a unique setting.  

In the long term it is expected that you contribute to the educational program of the department as well as teaching colleagues within the range of your own competences. 

The Department is based at Olof Palmes Allé 43-45, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Professional qualifications
We envisage that you have the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D or MSc in statistics or mathematics.
  • Knowledge of various statistical methods and their application, combined with programming experience in the statistical software program SAS.
  • Experience with data management based on healthcare data and or other large datasets.
  • Interest in improving existing methods and implementing new techniques.
  • Interest in healthcare research.

Personal qualifications
We envisage that:
  • You are able to manage multiple tasks and projects both as a team member and independently.
  • You are able to prioritize your workload.
  • You have an eye for details.
  • You have the capacity to interface with clinicians and statisticians in charge of projects both in a national and international setting.
  • You can cope with deadlines and take pride in delivering a good product.
  • You are goal-oriented, quality-conscious, and service-minded. 
  • You are interested in further developing your own professional qualifications.
  • Sparring with colleagues and collaborators should come naturally to you.

What we can offer you
You will be part of an international work environment and a department that delivers front line research within clinical epidemiology. The tone in the department is informal. We endeavor to help and support each other in solving tasks with quality as the keyword. The department encourages competence development through collaboration with colleagues, internal education programs, and visits to other research environments.

Salary and terms and conditions of employment
Salary according to the current collective agreement between the employee’s organization and the Central Denmark Region.

Apply online (in Danish or English) through the link down below. 

If you are interested in learning more about the position, please contact the head of biostatistics Frank Mehnert at +45 8716 8119.

Please visit the department’s website for further information or the department's website at Aarhus University.

Interviews will be held on 27th and 28th February 2020.

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