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

  • 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
  • Grinnell College, Assistant Professor
  • Nestlé Purina North America, St. Louis; Data Scientist
  • Institute for Defense Analyses; Research Staff
  • Novartis, Oncology Division; Principal Biostatistician
  • Department of Pediatrics-Division of Critical Care, University of Utah; Assistant Professor
  • Gilead Sciences, San Mateo, CA; Senior Biostatistician
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Senior Biostatistician
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), University of Iowa; Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design
  • Abbott, Exploratory Statistics, Global Statistics & Management; Research Statistician
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Senior Biostatistician
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; Research Director

M.S. Graduates

  • MedPace, Cinncinniti, Statistical Analyst
  • University of Iowa, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biostatistician
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Statistician
  • Monsanto, St. Louis; Statistician
  • 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
  • Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center, University of Iowa; Biostatistician
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston; Biostatistician
  • Division of Pharmacometrics at Office of Clinical Pharmacology at FDA; Pharmacometrics Reviewer
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester; Statistician
  • Washington University School of Medicine; Statistical Data Analyst
  • Epidemic Intelligence Service, CDC; Scientist
  • Wellmark, Inc., Des Moines, IA; Health Care Analyst
  • Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Illinois State University; Assistant Professor & Biostatistician
  • Department of Defense, Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System; Senior Epidemiologist