Develops and applies biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.
This career is part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics cluster Science and Mathematics pathway.
A person in this career:
- Draws conclusions or makes predictions based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
- Designs research studies in collaboration with physicians, life scientists, or other professionals.
- Analyzes clinical or survey data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques.
- Provides biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues.
- Writes research proposals or grant applications for submission to external bodies.
- Prepares articles for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
- Calculates sample size requirements for clinical studies.
- Writes detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
- Monitors clinical trials or experiments to ensure adherence to established procedures or to verify the quality of data collected.
- Reviews clinical or other medical research protocols and recommends appropriate statistical analyses.
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