Biostatistician - Hybrid - Center for Healthcare Data

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Biostatistician - Hybrid - Center for Healthcare Data

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230000ER

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

We seek a Full-Time Biostatistician to join the UTHealth Center for Healthcare Data as part of the School of Public Health in Houston, TX. This is a hybrid position that will allow for a remote and in-office schedule. In this position, you will analyze large medical administrative claims data sets to generate reports and perform statistical analysis for researchers.

Once you join us you wont want to leave . It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

The Center for Health Care Data is the largest research accessible, healthcare data repository in Texas. The Center uses data to support improvements in health practice and policy. This position provides an opportunity for a recent graduate or early career professional to apply statistical analysis to this goal. The role requires using large administrative, clinical and social service datasets. The individual will be an integral member of teams of researchers, programmers, analysts and public policy experts tasked with producing evidence-based research on a variety of challenging and impactful projects.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Collaborates with investigators to determine study design, contribute to protocol development, and write statistical analysis plans.

  • Performs statistical analysis and inference, and writes and presents reports summarizing findings including publications in peer-reviewed journals.

  • May write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software.

  • Ensures high-quality statistical support is provided for investigational studies, projects, registries and basic research using advanced statistical skills and knowledge of clinical research.

  • Maintains expertise in state-of-the-art data manipulation and statistical methodology.

  • May conduct ad hoc analyses.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrates proficiency with statistical methods and applications in clinical research.

  • Experience in data analysis of large administrative datasets (claims, registries, EMR) and observational studies.


  • Proficient in SQL and/or SAS.

  • Experience with additional statistical packages, data bases and programming languages for data preparation, storage, transformation, analysis or visualization is preferred. Examples include R, , STATA, SPSS, , Python, Java Tableau, Excel.

Minimum Education:

  • Master’s degree in related health science. PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience:

  • Two years of statistician experience.

Physical Requirements: Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly to move objects.Security Sensitive:This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215 Residency Requirement: Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.