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Center for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics

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Welcome to the Center for Biostatistics at The Ohio State University. The Center provides statistical support to the OSU Medical Center, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the five health sciences colleges, biomedical investigators throughout the university and biomedical researchers outside the university.  Our goal is to improve the quality of research through close collaboration with investigators.  Currently the Center for Biostatistics is comprised of over 20 biostatisticians, programmers, and support staff.  For more information about us, please check out our mission statement and overview.


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For details on our consulting and collaboration expections, as well as information on grant and manuscript preparation, please click on the appropriate links on the left.  To learn about our funding mechanisms, please see our General Business Practices page.  

General information about the Center may also be found through our Center activities, areas of expertise, and current methods research.


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If you would like to contact us regarding your project, please fill out our online Support Request form. General inquiries can be submitted via our Contact Us form.


Employment opportunities

Open positions will be posted on OSU's site as well as the University of Florida’s statistics job listing web site.  Please contact us if you have any questions.


November 2018

Open position: Research Scientist

Position Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with biomedical investigators in areas such as: early phase clinical trials, large multicenter trials, observational studies including comparative effectiveness research, and/or in high dimensional research.

  • Ensure compliance to statistical principles when designing efficient trials, experiments or observational studies (including calculation and determination of sample size).

  • Develop hypothesis testing strategies and statistical models appropriate for the field of study.

  • Collaborate with biomedical investigators in planning, writing and preparing biostatistical sections of research proposals.

  • Identify or develop new statistical methods which may require programming of computer-intensive statistical methods. 

  • Serve as principal investigator on OSU grants and sub-contracts, as well as on statistical methodology proposals.

  • Collaborate with other biostatisticians in the Center and mentor junior biostatisticians.

  • Obtain a significant amount of funding in support of salary; write manuscripts, articles, abstracts and reports for publication in peer-reviewed journals; attend and present at national and international conferences and workshops.

Position Qualifications: 

Doctoral degree in biostatistics, mathematical statistics or equivalent field of study required; experience utilizing a statistical software package (SAS, R, Stata) required; demonstrated ability to be a competent and productive researcher as evidenced by favorable reviews, by citation in the work of others, by presentations of papers to professional societies, and/or will have contributed inventions, new designs, or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important applied problems required; additional coursework in epidemiology, public health, biology, or medicine is desired; experience managing large databases preferred; experience preparing grant applications, writing research papers, and consulting in a collaborative research environment desired. 

Requires successful completion of a background check.

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to biostatistics@osumc.edu.