Statistician, Public Health Institute

The Public Health Institute (PHI) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health, well-being and quality of life for people throughout California, across the nation and around the world. As one of the largest and most comprehensive public health organizations in the nation, we are at the forefront of research and innovations to improve the efficacy of public health statewide, nationally and internationally. PHI was distinguished as one of the top 50 “Best Non-profit Organizations to Work For” by the Non-Profit Times in a national search.

PHI is seeking a Statistician I for the Children’s Oncology Group. This position is located in Monrovia, CA.

The Statistician supports research efforts in the study of new treatments and cures for childhood cancer. The responsibilities of the Statistician include computerized data screening, computer report generation, statistical data analysis, report writing, statistical study design and tasks related to selected research topics in clinical trials methodology.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Computerized Data Management-Manipulate data records from a database management system, using appropriate data management computer software, to produce abstracted data files which will be used for routine and special statistical analysis and data reporting tasks.
  • Data Screening-Produce computer programs using appropriate data management computer software to identify any internal inconsistencies or errors in study data, and collaborate with data managers and database administrators in resolving these errors prior to formal statistical analysis and computer report generation.
  • Computer Report Generation-Produce computer programs as needed which will present and summarize study data in ways understandable and useful to COG clinical investigators and senior statisticians.
  • Statistical Data Analysis-Perform, as directed by and under minimal supervision of the senior statistician, the appropriate statistical analyses required for interim study monitoring, routine study reporting, and manuscript preparation, as required by the research objectives of COG.
  • Report Writing-Produce written reports of statistical analyses which describe the patient population, statistical methods used, and results and conclusions from these analyses. Contents of the reports will be tailored to and will be understandable by the target audience of COG clinical scientists or senior statisticians, as appropriate.
  • Statistical Study Design-Perform statistical analyses, patient accrual estimates, and power and sample size computation necessary for the planning and design of COG clinical trials, as directed by the senior statistician.
  • Study Committee Support-Participate in study committee discussions of study design and status, and provide data and other information in support of these discussions.
  • Support of Selected Research Topics in Clinical Trials Methodology-Perform computer programming, manuscript review, and methodological investigations, as directed by the senior statistician, in support of statistical research projects which address methodological problems of vital interest to COG's ongoing research effort.
  • Travel-travel may be required for up to 2 working weeks per year.
  • Performs other duties as needed.


  • Applicants should possess a master's degree or additional 2 years equivalent experience in statistics or a related discipline.
  • Minimum four years of experience in Public Health, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Clinical Research fields with extensive application to the analysis of research data.
  • Possess a high level of proficiency with computing and computerized statistical analysis in the Windows-based computing environment, and familiarity with statistical methodology of clinical trials.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Training or experience in biological or medical sciences is desirable.
  • Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision by a Ph.D. level senior statistician in a collaborative environment with COG research coordinators, information services staff, statisticians and clinical scientists in support of COG's ongoing research efforts.


This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. PHI offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability insurance, life insurance, 403b (group retirement annuity) and partial subsidy of public transportation cost. For more information about PHI’s benefits, visit our benefits page at

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