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Dr. Tim Grant – Senior Biostatistician

KEY COMPETENCES

Professional and Computer Skills

· R

· UNIX, MS-DOS & Windows

· SAS

· Microsoft Office

· SPSS

· Transana

· SPLUS

· SAP

· EMBLEM (GLM)

· Reports writing

· WinBUGS & HLM

· Statistical analysis

 

EDUCATIONAL RECORD

PhD in Education Psychology at University of Wisconsin, Madison                                                             2013

MS in Biostatistics at University of Wisconsin, Madison                                                                                   2006

MS in Mathematics/Statistics at University of Texas, San Antonio                                                              1998

BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University                                                      1989 & 1991

GCP (Essential Guidelines and Legislation 2015)

 

CAREER HISTORY

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STATISTICAMEDICA Ltd, biostatistics company in Dublin, Ireland                          October 2014 – Present
Senior Biostatistician reporting to Director of Biostatistics

·      Provide one-to-one assistance and advice to researchers from planning studies through report write-up and peer-reviewed publication

·      Support randomised controlled clinical trials by contributing to protocol development, writing statistical analysis plans (SAP), analysing study data and writing statistical reports

·      Support health research initiatives utilising observational, qualitative, or evidence based approaches

 

PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE, HIBERNIA COLLEGE, DUBLIN                        September 2009 - Present

Faculty Member                         

·      Delivery of online courses in Clinical Trials, Knowledge Management and Statistics

·      Supervision of 6 Masters theses using meta-analysis techniques

External Lecturing Courses

·      Trinity College Dublin, Statistical Methods for 3rd year School of Pharmacy

·      IT Tallaght, Statistical Methods for 4th year Forensic Sciences

 

Courses and short courses taught include: Statistical Methods Applied to Education l & II; Clinical Trials, Knowledge Management & Statistics; Introduction to Statistical Methods; Introduction to Statistics with SPSS; Survival Analysis and Introduction to Secondary Data Analysis

 

 

ICON CLINICAL RESEARCH                                                                            December 2012 – December 2014

Senior Statistician II      

·      Managed project deliverables including writing of SAPs, and development of tables

·      Served on data monitoring committees

·      Investigated and presented new techniques and statistical aspects of new technologies

 

 

CSTAR UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, DUBLIN                                    September 2009 – December 2012

Centre for Support & Training of Analysis & Research

Biostatistician                         

·      Assisted health researchers in study design, implementation, conduct and analysis

·      Provided seminars and short courses on research methods and statistical analysis methods

·      Advise on quantitative and qualitative research methods

 

EDUCATION PSYCHOLOGY DEPT. (UWM)                                                                  June 2007 - August 2009

Lecturer                                                                                                                               January 2006 - August 2006

·      Delivered graduate level survey courses in statistical methods for behavioural & social science

·      Topics included, parametric and non-parametric approaches, hypothesis testing and regression

 

CENTRE FOR HEALTH ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS STUDIES, (UWM)                 June 2006 - August 2008

Project Assistant             

·      Evaluated and assessed the effectiveness of various implementations of the CHESS system (online support resource for cancer patients) through randomised controlled trials

·      Undertook scale reliability analyses and qualitative work on call transcripts

 

WISCONSIN CENTRE FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH, (UWM)                           September 2005 - May 2006

Research Assistant                         

·      Provided statistical support to cluster-randomised studies in education

 

 

STATISTICS DEPARTMENT, (UWM)                                                                          September 2003 - May 2006

Trainee- Biostatistics & Medical Informatics    

·      Academic studies in clinical trials, epidemiology and statistical genetics

·      Mentored undergraduate student research projects

     

UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION                                             September 1998 - August 2003

Actuarial Analyst                                            

·      Priced automobile insurance with responsibility for the largest portion of the book of business

·      Liaised with regulatory agencies to ensure approval of rate filings, particularly for markets requiring advanced analysis and support

·      Performed Generalised Linear Modelling (GLM) to determine nationwide pricing structure

 

 

SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Senior Research Engineer                                                                                      September 1997 - August 1998     

Research Engineer                                                                                                            July 1995 - September 1997

Engineer                                                                                                                                      January 1991 - July 1995

·      Conducted scientific research relating to gas pipelines and gas turbine engines

·      Academic writing, both in journal articles and technical reports to consumers

 

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY                                                                                                 June 1989 - December 1991

Research Assistant

FLEXWARE SYSTEMS INC.                                                                                                             June 1984 - May 1987

Programmer

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

·      Royal Society for Statisticians, CStat and CSci (2009 – Present)

·      Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (2009 – Present)

·      American Statistics Association - Student Member (2002 – Present)

·      American Education Research Association – Student Member (2006 – Present)