Where Are Recent Graduates?

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:

Ph.D. Graduates

  • Pacific Northwest National Labs, Data Scientist
  • University of Calgary, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Eli Lilly and Company, Research Scientist
  • Genentech, San Francisco; Statistical Scientist
  • AbbVie, Inc., Senior Statistician
  • Department of Biostatistics & Informatics, University of Colorado School of Public Health, Assistant Professor
  • Mathematics and Statistics Department, Mount Holyoke College, Assistant Professor
  • Google, Quantitative Analyst
  • Xavier University, Assistant Professor
  • Nestlé Purina North America, St. Louis; Data Scientist
  • Institute for Defense Analyses; Research Staff
  • Department of Pediatrics-Division of Critical Care, University of Utah; Assistant Professor
  • Mayo Clinic, Assistant Professor, Health Services Sciences Research
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Senior Biostatistician
  • Gilead Sciences, San Mateo, CA; Senior Biostatistician
  • Johnson and Johnson, Biostatistician
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Senior Statistician
  • Bank of America, Consumer Behavior Modeler
  • Corteva Agriscience, Research Scientist

M.S. Graduates

  • Rush Medical Center, Biostatistician
  • University of Iowa,  Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Biostatistician
  • Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center, University of Iowa; Biostatistician
  • MedPace, Cincinnati, Statistical Analyst
  • University of Iowa, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biostatistician
  • University of Iowa Center for Public Health Statistics, Biostatistician
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Biostatistician
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Statistician
  • Monsanto, St. Louis; Statistician
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Statistical Data Analyst
  • University of Pennsylvania Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, Statistical Analyst
  • Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology, University of Iowa, Research Associate
  • Rho in Chapel Hill, NC; Statistician
  • Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa; Biostatistician
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Biostatistician