Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0023
Post Date 4/6/2018
Title Senior Statistician
City Chicago

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Senior Statistician for the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) located in our Chicago office.


The Senior Statistician is responsible for leading statistical analytic efforts for research and funded program activities. Acts as the lead technical expert across Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) and collaborates with research and program staff on diverse projects, designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses, authoring program reports, research findings, and peer-reviewed journal articles, and supporting grant proposals. Gathers, analyzes, and interprets a wide variety of data.

Essential Functions

  1. Provide statistical leadership, oversight, and input for all measurement-related activities. 
  2. Design study protocols, research plans, and research methodologies.
  3. Conduct complex hypothesis-driven analyses using advanced statistical techniques to address research questions and topics.
  4. Develops collection methods and techniques, evaluates source reliability, organizes results, and prepares conclusions and predictions.
  5. Conduct and direct advanced statistical analyses for research tasks and program deliverables.
  6. Prepare, review and interpret technical reports, charts, tables, abstracts, manuscript, contract deliverables and other visual aids.
  7. Present findings and results of research tasks and analyses to clients and other professional audiences.
  8. Draft grant and contractor proposals, oversee applications for Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Office of Management and Budget clearance.
  9. Mentor other team members on the data and project teams in research methodology and design.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.




  • Doctoral degree in Statistics.
  • 7-10 years experience with a minimum 10 years of statistical experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Experience leading research projects is required. 
  • Knowledge Requirements: Expert proficiency in statistical modeling techniques and quantitative research methods. Experience in healthcare and/or clinical research is preferred.
  • Technical Requirements: Advanced proficiency with analytics software and solutions is required; SAS is preferred. Relational database experience is a plus. Ability to learn new technology.
  • Abilities Required: Proven ability to write and speak about projects to a variety of audiences. Analytical thinking skills, proven ability to work in a team environment and independently; proven ability to take initiative and drive to undertake tasks essential to shaping a research agenda.


We offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The AHA participates in the E-Verify Program.






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