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Biostatistician I-III

Company: Benaroya Research Institute
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Biostatistician I-III

Employment Type

Regular Full-Time

Requisition number



Diabetes Clinical Research Program

Location : City



Combatting Immune Disease Through Data Analysis! Join our team to help fight immune diseases. We need individuals to apply cutting edge statistical approaches to study the human immune system. We believe that understanding how the immune system functions both in health and in diseases like cancer and autoimmunity will lead to better patient care. We are looking for highly motivated and creative individuals who enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment to use statistical and computational approaches to discover new mechanisms, biomarkers, and therapies for immune-mediated diseases. The biostatistician will integrate with two teams: 1) our Center for Systems Immunology, a dynamic group of bioinformaticians, immunologists, and other data analysts, and 2) the Center for Interventional Immunology to help design and analyze data from clinical research studies. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an internationally recognized medical research institute committed to finding a cure for autoimmune and immune-mediated diseases, through a combination of basic and translational research programs. This means you can contribute to scientific advances that have a direct impact on people with these diseases, including type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, allergies, and asthma.


The Biostatistician will apply biostatistics and statistics to the design, execution, analysis, and interpretation of clinical research results and associated mechanistic studies. By adding statistical rigor to all phases of the experimental process the biostatistician supports the ability to draw significant interpretation from these experiments with confidence. Biostatisticians will work most effectively at the project level, so that they may be included from the earliest design phase, overseeing statistically oriented details of the project from beginning to end. This will necessarily include collaborative interactions with investigators and researchers across the organization. Biostatisticians will be expected to manage and maintain large collections of experimental and clinical profiling data from both public domain and internal programs.

  • Perform biostatistical analysis working with institute scientists, including generating quality control and data output reports, visualizations, and publication-quality graphics where appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate experimental design and generate statistical analysis plans.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with all levels of institute researchers, in a dynamic research environment to design and implement new immunological experiments.
  • Participate in writing quarterly reports, progress reports, proposals, and journal articles.
  • Keep informed of cutting-edge ideas, research, and technology, and apply them as appropriate.
  • Educate institute scientists in biostatistics through open door consulting, and classroom sessions.
  • Attend and present data at external scientific meetings and conferences as appropriate.
  • Meet established deadlines and milestones.
  • Comply with health & safety procedures and practices.
  • Perform other duties as required.


    • A focus or strength in one or more areas of biostatistics such as experimental design, analysis of clinical trials, novel modeling techniques, curation of complex datasets, data visualization, machine learning.
    • Demonstrates success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others as well as independent thought
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management, task organization and multi-tasking skills.
    • Has a solid understanding and knowledge of biostatistics and its application to scientific questions.
    • Proficiency with analysis software such as R/Bioconductor, SAS/JMP. Biostatistician I: Requires a bachelor's degree in biostatistics, healthcare statistics, or other life science with a strong understanding of the principals of biostatistics, and 0-3 years related experience. Master's degree preferred. Annual salary: $69,830 to $108,240.

      Biostatistician II: Requires a degree in biostatistics, healthcare statistics, or other life science with a strong understanding of the principals of biostatistics, and 3 to 5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience post bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degree required, PhD preferred. Annual salary: $81,680 to $129,870 per year.

      Biostatistician III: Requires a degree in biostatistics, healthcare statistics, or other life science with a strong understanding of the principals of biostatistics, proven ability to develop new methodology when needed, and 5 or more years related experience, or equivalent combination of related education and experience post bachelor's degree. Bachelor's degree required, PhD preferred. Annual salary: $97,330 to $158,650.


      $69,830 to $158,650 per year


      • Medical, dental, vision hardware insurance
      • Flexible spending accounts: health care, dependent care, commuter
      • Short and long-term disability and life and AD&D insurance
      • 403(b) retirement plan with matching funds after one year of employment
      • PTO: 13 holidays, three weeks of vacation and two weeks of sick leave per year
      • Employee assistance program
      • Tuition reimbursement program
      • Subsidized bus pass
      • Subsidized YMCA membership
      • Voluntary benefits, e.g., pet insurance, accident, critical illness, identify theft
      • See for benefit details

        About Us

        Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) has a bold mission: Predict, prevent, reverse and cure immune system diseases, from autoimmune disease to cancer to COVID-19. We examine the immune system in both health and disease to understand how disorders start and how to rebalance the immune system back to health. Equipped with innovative tools and robust biorepositories, our team chips away at the biggest mysteries behind these conditions to work toward our vision of a healthy immune system for all. As an independent non-profit organization within Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, we collaborate with clinicians to accelerate the path from innovative lab discoveries to life-changing patient care. At BRI, each role is valued and an important contributor to the vision and mission. BRI is committed to a safe, caring and diverse workplace; as well as to taking action to further our commitments to foster inclusion, equity and belonging so employees feel comfortable bringing their full selves to work. Consider making a difference, join our team. Because together, we are Powering Possibility. Visit or follow BRI's Autoimmune Life Blog, Facebook, Instagram,
        LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. If you need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at 206-287-5646 or email

Keywords: Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle , Biostatistician I-III, Other , Seattle, Washington

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