Jobs in Computational Biology

***POSTED 6/14/18***

MedStar is seeking a PhD level biostatistician to join their cardiology research team.  This position will join a team of biostatisticians to support the research initiatives of our cardiovascular investigators within MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute.  It is located in Washington, DC and they are looking for someone who has a PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics or equivalent and looking to join an active team.  Experience requirements are a minimum two years' experience in biostatistician work for clinical trials. Knowledge and fluency in SAS (minimum 9.2) and R is required. Must have basic understanding of research design and statistical analysis/modeling, as well as the ability to read and interpret statistical results/ data. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills and have proven ability to work in a team environment. The link to the position and application is below.

The MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network (MCRN), based at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, facilitates cardiovascular research within the MHVI. MCRN scientists, physicians, nurses, and support staff draw on MHVI’s enormous patient experience, which includes more than 18,000 catheterizations; 5,000 percutaneous interventional procedures; 3,500 electrophysiology procedures; 1,800 open-heart procedures; and thousands of outpatient cardiology and vascular visits per year.

MHVI facilitated the development of a broad platform for cardiovascular research under the leadership and direction of the MedStar Cardiovascular Research Network (MCRN), which extends across the full spectrum of our clinical and preclinical settings.  Research is a core mission of MHVI. They feel a clear and vital responsibility to advance scientific knowledge that can ultimately translate into improved patient care. Moreover, there is tremendous synergy between active clinical investigation and excellence in clinical care. The rigor of scientific thinking and ideation along with our positioning on the cutting-edge of technology drives today’s patient care to its highest level while simultaneously developing the critical advances for tomorrow.  MCRN links faculty interested in cardiovascular biology and disease across MedStar facilities and performs cutting-edge research and trains clinicians and scientists to become future leaders in this field.

MCRN’s accomplishments, beyond providing a wide array of clinical trial opportunities to the patient population of MHVI, include on average 100 peer-reviewed manuscript publications per year, numerous book chapter contributions from its distinguished academic faculty, and a series of research-oriented fellowships for young prospective trainees.