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, data science 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

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Health Data Science, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Statistics, Grinnell College
  • Medpace (CRO), Biostatistician
  • RAND Corporation, Biostatistician
  • United Airlines, Statistics Data Scientist
  • Mathematical Statistical Reviewer, FDA
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama-Birmingham
  • Virginia Tech University, Research Scientist
  • Meta, Data Scientist
  • Pacific Northwest National Labs, Data Scientist
  • Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • 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

M.S. Graduates

  • Medical College Wisconsin, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research, Biostatistician
  • University of Pittsburgh, Health Policy and Management Dept., Senior Data Analyst
  • Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Biostatistician
  • United Fire Group, Data Scientist
  • Translational Informatics Analyst (Artificial Intelligence), Mayo Clinic
  • Mayo Clinic-Rochester Statistician
  • Emmes, Biostatistician
  • University of Utah Health Hospitals and Clinics, Biostatistician
  • 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
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Statistical Data Analyst