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

  • Institute for Defense Analyses; Research Staff
  • Novartis, Oncology Division; Principal Biostatistician
  • Genentech, San Francisco; Biostatistician
  • Department of Pediatrics-Division of Critical Care, University of Utah; Assistant Professor
  • Eli Lilly, Inc. Biometrics and Advanced Analytics; Research Scientist
  • Gilead Sciences, San Mateo, CA; Senior Biostatistician
  • Phastar; Statistician
  • AbbVie, Chicago; Senior Research Statistician
  • Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), University of Iowa; Assistant Director for Biostatistics and Research Design
  • Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University, Visiting Assistant Professor
  • FDA, Office of Biostatistics, in the Office of Translational Sciences, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Biostatistician
  • Abbott, Exploratory Statistics, Global Statistics & Management; Research Statistician
  • JPMorgan Chase; Assistant Vice President (Sr. Statistical Modeler)
  • Harvard SPH, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research (CBAR); Research Associate
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.; Senior Biostatistician
  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine; Research Director

M.S. Graduates

  • Rho in Chapel Hill, NC; Statistician
  • Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa; Biostatistician
  • Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center, University of Iowa; Biostatistician
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Aids Research; 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
  • Holden Clinical Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa; Biostatistician

 

 

 


Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on July 11, 2017.