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What do Biostatisticians do?

Develop and apply biostatistical theory and methods to the study of life sciences.

What are the Main Tasks of Biostatisticians?

  • Design research studies in collaboration with physicians, life scientists, or other professionals.
  • Draw conclusions or make predictions based on data summaries or statistical analyses.
  • Provide biostatistical consultation to clients or colleagues.
  • Write detailed analysis plans and descriptions of analyses and findings for research protocols or reports.
  • Analyze clinical or survey data using statistical approaches such as longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression analyses, and model building techniques.
  • Review clinical or other medical research protocols and recommend appropriate statistical analyses.
  • Prepare statistical data for inclusion in reports to data monitoring committees, federal regulatory agencies, managers, or clients.
  • Calculate sample size requirements for clinical studies.
  • Read current literature, attend meetings or conferences, and talk with colleagues to keep abreast of methodological or conceptual developments in fields such as biostatistics, pharmacology, life sciences, and social sciences.
  • Determine project plans, timelines, or technical objectives for statistical aspects of biological research studies.
  • Prepare articles for publication or presentation at professional conferences.
  • Write program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software.
  • Prepare tables and graphs to present clinical data or results.
  • Assign work to biostatistical assistants or programmers.
  • Plan or direct research studies related to life sciences.
  • Collect data through surveys or experimentation.
  • Write research proposals or grant applications for submission to external bodies.
  • Monitor clinical trials or experiments to ensure adherence to established procedures or to verify the quality of data collected.
  • Develop or implement data analysis algorithms.
  • Teach graduate or continuing education courses or seminars in biostatistics.
  • Apply research or simulation results to extend biological theory or recommend new research projects.
  • Develop or use mathematical models to track changes in biological phenomena such as the spread of infectious diseases.
  • Design or maintain databases of biological data.
  • Design surveys to assess health issues.
  • Analyze archival data such as birth, death, and disease records.
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