Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Job opportunity Fixed term (1 year) Senior Biostatistician on Growing up project (New Zealand)

For your information:

Senior Biostatistician (click on title for job description)

Fixed term until June 2012, with possible extension

Growing Up in New Zealand: A longitudinal research study of kiwi children and their families

Growing Up in New Zealand is an exciting and ground breaking longitudinal study that is following approximately 7000 children from before they were born until they are adults, in the context of their families. It aims to understand the developmental environment, life experiences and aspirations of these children and families and will provide evidence to help build effective policy, programmes and initiatives to improve outcomes for all of New Zealand’s children. The families involved in the study reflect the cultural diversity of New Zealand, our evolving society, environment and identity.

Further details about the study can be seen on our website

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly experienced Senior Biostatistician to lead our biostatistics team and work with our multi-disciplinary research team. You will have expertise in the epidemiological and lifecourse principles of longitudinal research design and data analysis. You will be able to contribute to ensuring the robust design, management, analysis and interpretation of our large complex data sets.

You will possess a PhD or higher degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or relevant disciplines and have expertise working with one or more statistical software packages including SAS.

Some of the key aspects of this role are to develop and execute analysis plans, support the research team to ensure data collection enables robust analysis, to lead and manage the biostatistics team including peer review and quality check of their work, to undertake analysis and interpretation of data and to support the preparation of reports and scientific papers.

Growing Up in New Zealand is led by the University of Auckland within UniServices, the largest research and development company in Australasia and a wholly owned company of The University of Auckland.

The position is a full-time position for a fixed term ending on 30 June 2012 in the first instance, with possibility for extension beyond this.

Please email or phone Florence Falconer for further information: +64 (9) 373 7599 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +64 (9) 373 7599 end_of_the_skype_highlighting ext. 84451.

If you wish to apply please email your CV and a cover letter to Florence at

Monday, 9 May 2011

Special Issue: Advances in Statistical Methods for Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology Data

Readers of the blog may be interested that The Journal of Experimental Psychopathology (Volume 2, Issue 2) has a special issue on Advances in Statistical Methods for Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology Data.

It is edited by Andy Field and Eric Woody:

·         How to Conduct and Statistically Analyze Case-Based Time Series Studies, One Patient at a Time
Michael R Nash, Jeffery J Borckardt, Amineh Abbas, Erin GrayD
·         Performing Taxometric Analysis to Distinguish Categorical and Dimensional Variables
John Ruscio, Ayelet Meron Ruscio, Lauren M Carney
·         Best Practices for Using Median Splits, Artificial Categorization, and their Continuous Alternatives
Jamie DeCoster, Marcello Gallucci, Anne-Marie R Iselin
·         Using Bootstrap Estimation and the Plug-In Principle for Clinical Psychology Data
Daniel B Wright, Kamala London, Andy P Field
·         A Primer on Meta-Analysis in Clinical Psychology
Scott A Baldwin, William R Shadish