SICS - Trial Statistician

A*STAR RESEARCH ENTITIES| Date Posted: 21-Aug-2019
Job Nature:
Permanent, Contract
Position Level:
Entry Level

Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities

Exciting opportunity to join a newly-formed research group with a wide range of projects, academic and industry collaborations. A two-year, renewable position is open to a highly motivated quantitative scientist with Master’s level medical statistics training and/or relevant experience, especially clinical trials. This statistician will be expected to advise, plan, and conduct data analysis, data management, and manuscript preparation independently or in collaboration with lead statisticians and researchers. There will be opportunities for additional training and mentorship to learn or improve on cutting-edge data science skills from data visualization to machine learning.


Main Role


Develop statistical analysis plans and conduct data analyses for longitudinal epidemiologic and clinical research.


Job Scope


  • Prepare and advise on data analysis plans
  • Obtain and harmonize necessary data
  • Prepare and manage data files and literature review
  • Perform data analysis including (but not limited to):
    • Data visualization,
    • Simple and stratified regression modeling,
    • Documenting all steps of data analysis
    • Annotating statistical code for reproducible results
  • Ensure consistent and transparent data management and analysis practices as specified by senior biostatisticians, study PI(s), trial protocols, and all applicable regulations and international guidelines
  • Prepare reports, data documentation, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Support grant writing including drafting literature reviews, statistical methods, and power calculations
  • Providing statistical consulting to collaborators


  • Bachelor/Master Degree in a quantitative discipline (statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, experimental social/life science, data science)
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a similar position
  • Intermediate proficiency in statistical (R and/or STATA) and database programming languages (SQL, VBA, etc.)
  • Working experience in relational databases management and MS Office
  • Working experience with data visualization and presentation
  • Expertise in medical statistics and clinical research designs
  • Commitment to ethical, transparent, and reproducible research
  • Strong project management skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple projectsand competing deadlines
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-directed, effective communicator, and team player
  • Experience as a statistician / statistical programmer in clinical trials


The above eligibility criteria are not exhaustive. A*STAR may include additional selection criteria based on its prevailing recruitment policies. These policies may be amended from time to time without notice. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.