Former Biostatistician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
over 1 year ago
I think this is definitely direct employer/department-dependent but for me it was a lot of running and annotating code. We worked with large cardiovascular clinical trials which had massive amounts of data. Our supervisors would ask for weekly and monthly reports which we had to annotate each time. In addition, my team and I helped write manuscripts; mostly the Methods/Results sections. And we frequently fulfilled ad hoc requests. I would definitely say each day was different and there were definitely lulls in the work - meaning there were some days where we did not have too much to do but there were other days where we were swamped.