Careers in Biostatistics

Biostatistics students are trained in the design and analysis of experiments and sample surveys and in analysis of data related to biomedical or public health problems. At the Ph.D. level, the emphasis is on developing and applying statistical methodology to solve important biological and public health problems.

Our Biostatistics graduates successfully compete for positions in pharmaceutical, health care, and research companies and institutions; consulting; universities; and government agencies.

Here is a sampling of positions held by Biostatistics graduates who graduated within the past five years:

  • Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design, Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), University of Iowa
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University
  • Research Scientist in Biometrics and Advanced Analytics, Eli Lilly, Inc.
  • Research Associate, Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • Statistician, St. Jude Medical Center
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences
  • Health Care Analyst, Wellmark, Inc., Des Moines, IA
  • Biostatistician, FDA, Office of Biostatistics, in the Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
  • Assistant Professor & Biostatistician at Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University
  • Senior Biostatistician, Boehringer Ingelheim Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd
  • Research Statistician, Exploratory Statistics, Global Statistics & Management, Abbott
  • JPMorgan Chase, Assistant Vice President (Sr. Statistical Modeler)
  • Associate Research Scientist, Dept. Psychiatry, University of Iowa
  • Statistician, Eli Lilly
  • Research Associate, Harvard SPH, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR)
  • Biostatistician, Holden Clinical Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
  • Biostatistician, Medtronics
  • Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Biostatistician, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Sr. Biostatistician, Christiana Care Health System, Delaware
  • Assistant Professor, Cancer Center Statistics, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic-Rochester
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health & Prev. Medicine, Oregon Health & Science Univ. School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa

Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on September 4, 2015.