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Save the Children is conducting clinical research, evaluation and product development. The Technology Accelerator unit Data Analyst/Biostatistician will serve a pivotal role in implementing and managing research and product development around global health technologies, including diagnostics/prognostics, devices, digital tools, drugs and vaccines. The Data Analyst/Biostatistician will perform simple and complicated data analyses, provide statistical support and expertise, and provide program management and tactical technical guidance for multiple projects at the same time. Under the guidance of the Senior Director, this position is responsible for ensuring our sustained global technical leadership role in clinical research, evaluation and product development.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
As part of the Technology Accelerator unit at Save the Children, this position is intended to provide specialized clinical research expertise. The Data Analyst/Biostatistician will assist in the leadership of activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials. Under supervision of the Senior Director, the Data Analyst/Biostatistician will facilitate the collection and conduct the analysis of data, build effective relationships within the team and with partners, and perform the following activities:

Conduct quantitative data analyses. Assist with development of statistical analysis plans and data analyses, including preparation of tables, graphs, figures, and other data reporting tools. (10%)
Maintain various research databases and datasets: entering data, abstracting data, cleaning incoming data, performing queries. (10%)
Anticipate, detect and report problems in research instruments, data collection, and/or data entry, and proactively troubleshoot and resolve issues. (10%)
Support training and technical assistance to research staff involved in data collection, data entry, or data quality review. (10%)
Ensure data quality through development of standard operating procedures, training materials, and other quality assurance practices. (10%)
Facilitate availability of data for use by the study team for presentations, reports and publication. (10%)
Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple or large-scale research studies and clinical trials. Manage project activity timelines, study budgets, and tracking documents for management of study, site progress, and logistics. (10%)
Contribute to the design of protocols, informed consent forms, protocol‑specific data collection tools, materials, and research databases in collaboration with the study team. (10%)
Draft study reports and manuscripts in collaboration with the study team. (10%)
Process data requests from the study team and collaborating partners. Assist in donor reporting activities. (5%)
Assist in developing and writing proposals for funding opportunities. (5%)

Required Qualifications

You have a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in areas of expertise to include clinical research and trials.
A minimum of a High School diploma is required.
Experience in quantitative data analysis with ability to use statistical software such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS.
Experience in the design, development, and management of electronic database systems such as REDCap or OpenClinica.
Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail.
Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to work independently and as a team with strong interpersonal skills, and who can manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Ability to think strategically and creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals.
Ability to build effective relationships with peers and managers. Relates well to all kinds of people.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to synthesize information.
International travel up to 30% time may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree preferred.

Why you should join the Save the Children Team…
Save the Children US offers outstanding benefits that include health, dental, vision and life insurances, pet insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b), generous vacation, personal sick leave, family leave, parental/adoption leave, commuter benefits, dress for your day, and much more.
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About Save the Children
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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