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Research Specialist Level 4 - Mathematical Modeling

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)


Ref: LP016-129

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Position Summary

Working with little supervision from the Principal Investigator (PI), assists with study design, collection and statistical analysis of data, and interpretation and dissemination of results on various epidemiologic studies and analyses. May assist in or oversee tasks performed by less senior Lab staff. Assists and contributes in research planning, policies, and development activities procedures.

Job Responsibilities

• Assists with epidemiologic study design.
• Assists with study instruments and protocols.
• Performs sample size calculations and power analyses.
• Conducts systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses.
• Performs a variety of statistical analyses. Manipulates, computes, and analyzes data using statistical computer software and develops new analytical methods and testing procedures.
• Prepares and maintains detailed records, logs and summary reports of all data and statistical analysis charting.
• Prepares drafts of research plans for grant applications.
• Contributes to publishing research findings in scientific journals and supports presentations at medical/scientific meetings.
• Performs other job related duties as needed in relation to conduct of epidemiological research.


• Bachelor's Degree in related field

• Five or more years prior work experience or MSc/MPH in epidemiology and/or biostatistics with experience in conducting epidemiological and biostatistical research.
• Experience with some of the statistical packages and relevant software, such as SPSS, Stata, SAS, S-PLUS, or R.
• Working knowledge of epidemiology of communicable and non communicable diseases desirable.
• Established record of scientific research and scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Previously exhibited individual initiative.
• Previously demonstrated advanced proficiency in written and spoken English.
• Previously demonstrated advanced ability to communicate in both scientific written reports and professional presentations.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands
• Work is largely computer based.
• May require extended and varying work hours to meet demands.

About the Company

Founded in 1898 and affiliated with what is now New York - Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) since 1927, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the U.S. It is committed to excellence in research, teaching and patient care, and the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

In addition to the degree in medicine, Weill Cornell offers PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences; a joint MD-MBA program with Cornell's Johnson School of Management; and a joint MD-PhD program with Rockefeller University and Sloan-Kettering Institute.

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