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Senior Manager, Biostatistics

Job Title and Job Description

Senior Manager, Biostatistics

I work with clients and with internal staff as part of a consulting group with a focus on clinical trials. I perform statistical consulting and reporting, but as a manager spend more time with clients assessing their needs and with internal programmers, statisticians, and writers figuring out how to get the work done in a timely/cost-effective manner. What I like best about my job is the diverse tasks associated with the position

What are some related career opportunities and job titles in your company or in your career area?

Biostatistician (mostly a mix of programming and statistics), clinical project managers (work with investigational sites, sponsors, vendors etc.)

What new technology will be important?

Increasing reliance on electronic data capture, where subject data can be captured immediately in a database ready for analysis.

What education or training did you have to prepare for this career?

Masters degree in public health (concentration biostatistics)

What education or training do you recommend for students today who want to enter this field?

Either a MA in statistics, or a MPH with strong statistical programming skills

When you were in high school, did you know that you would enter this field?

No - definitely not, but I was always interested in medicine.

Skills Profile

Skills UsedRating (5=Most Important thru
1=Not Important)
Comments

Artistic 1-Not Important 
Athletic / Physical 1-Not Important 
Bilingual 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Computer Technology 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Coordination / Using Hands, Tools, and Equipment 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Creative Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Interpersonal 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Investigative / Fact Finding 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
leadership and Supervising 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Logical Thinking 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Math 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Mechanical Understanding 2-Less Important2-Less Important 
Sales and Negotiation 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Scientific and Experimental 4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important4-Very Important 
Social Service / Helping Skills 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Teaching / Instructing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Verbal Communication 5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important5-Most Important 
Understanding Nature, Plants, Animals 1-Not Important 
Understanding Yourself 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
Writing 3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important3-Somewhat Important 
 

Interview By: S. Paadre, MPH