The Department of Biostatistics is a very busy and diverse department focused on research and teaching. Our 70+ faculty are leaders in the development of statistical methods for clinical trials and observational studies, studies on the environment, computational biology, and genomics/genetics. We offer degree programs in biostatistics, computational biology and data science; currently, more than 180 students are enrolled in these programs.

We are seeking a Senior Programmer to join our dynamic team. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and deploy data cleaning, data management, variable creation, and variable naming protocols of projects involving electronic health records, administrative claims, environmental exposure data, and other complex databases
  • Create and maintain databases using R and potentially SAS in collaboration with members of the research team
  • Create and link customized databases and analytic datasets in UNIX environments
  • Lead the development, maintenance, and documentation of software in R and potentially SAS (including R functions and SAS macros for data management and analysis support), SQL, and occasionally Python
  • Function as a resource for researchers, post-docs and other trainees to help debug programs and to access correct data
  • Identify inefficiencies in the programming and data management infrastructure and advise the Principal Investigator on potential solutions and alternatives
  • Obtain approval to access and work with data from Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Work on computing cluster and work with cluster computing IT to troubleshoot any issues
  • May assist the PIs and Program Coordinator with development of data management standard operating procedures and policies
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Please contact us on nsaph.harvard@gmail.com for more information.