Aligned with the Office of Research at the University of Missouri under the direction of the Associate Dean for Graduate Research Education, the Biostatistics Unit is a core resource providing a broad spectrum of statistical support to MU Health researchers.

Your Partner in Research

Grant applications, manuscripts and presentations that involve quantitative methods are generally more competitive when a biostatistician is involved. You will benefit most from the Unit's services when you consider us as your partners in research and get us involved early in your project activities. The Biostatistics Unit is support by the School of Medicine and thus SOM investigators are our priority. Ongoing statistical support for other academic units may be available, subject to a mutually acceptable memorandum of understanding.

Biostatistics Service Request

The Biostatistics Unit provides statistical support as a partner in your research. Whether it be collaboration on grants, manuscripts, education, or data analysis, our biostatisticians and data analysts are prepared to assist you in your research activities. Requests for consultations need to be accompanied by the approval of your Department Chair and/or Assistant/Associate Dean(s) of Research.

Complete and submit the form to request biostatistical support. If you have any questions about this process, contact the Unit Coordinator, Dawn Moorehead.

Grant Shared Credit and %FTE

Typical grant support is calculated as a percentage of full-time employment, %FTE, with 1.0FTE equating to 2,080 hours. The following policies apply to grant submissions:

  • For biostatisticians listed as co-investigators on a submitted grant with %FTE acknowledged, the shared credit of indirect costs should be no less than five (5) percent. Shared credit cannot be renegotiated after a grant has been awarded.
  • The degree of support is determined individually for each proposal and reflects the biostatistician’s duties and degree of involvement with the study. Biostatisticians reserve the right to decline participation in a grant if they are unable to negotiate a reasonable %FTE.
  • For R01 applications where a biostatistician is included as a co-investigator, the %FTE is typically not less than ten (10) percent per year as averaged over the term of the grant (eg, in a five year grant the %FTE might be 10% for year 1, 5% for year 2, 5% for year 3, 15% for year 4 and 20% for year 5).
  • For other grants that may have limited budgets, the %FTE can be negotiated or a data analyst from the Unit can provided the statistical support.

Our Dynamic Unit is Hiring!

Come for a career, not just a job.

Our Biostatistics Unit plays a critical role in research capacity building at the School of Medicine as well as other Faculties and Schools at the University of Missouri.  This Assistant Professor position offers a competitive salary with start-up funds, ongoing professional development funds and opportunities for promotion as well as relocation support.

How to Apply

New Employees

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3. Review the job description and select the Apply button to begin your application.

Current Employees

If you are a current employee of our organization, please visit MyHR.

Authorship

The authorship list on a scientific publication identifies those responsible for the integrity of results and those to credit for the findings. Co-authorship is appropriate when the biostatistician or data analyst makes a substantial contribution to the design, analysis or interpretation of results. Assignment of authorship is a matter of scientific integrity and is independent of funding.

Biostatistics Team

Gregory Petroski, PhD

Gregory Petroski, PhD

Director, Assistant Research Professor

MA306K Medical Science Building

573-884-2119

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Bin Ge, MD, MA

Senior Statistician

MA305A Medical Science Building

573-882-0998

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Mojgan Golzy, PhD

Mojgan Golzy, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

MA305A Medical Science Building

573-884-2348

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Dawn Moorehead

Dawn Moorehead

Unit Coordinator

MA306 Medical Science Building

573-884-9813

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