Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior biostatistician/group leader.

A Senior Biostatistician/Group Leader is accountable for drawing conclusions or making predictions based on data summaries or statistical analyses as well as analyzing clinical or survey data using statistical approaches like the longitudinal analysis, mixed effect modeling, logistic regression, etc.

The primary duties of this post include designing research studies in collaboration with physicians, life scientists or other professionals, writing program code to analyze data using statistical analysis software, applying research or recording results to extend biological theory or recommend new research projects, analyzing archival data such as birth, death and disease records, reading current literature and attending meetings to keeping abreast with methodological or conceptual developments in fields like biostatistics, life sciences etc.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Take time to communicate with someone individually when one clashes with them in order to understand the person and create a peaceful working environment

Cultivate a supportive environment by avoiding colleagues who make one feel discouraged and keeping close those who provide positive energy

[employee comments goal]

Build employees' self-esteem through rewards and recognition or by giving them new responsibilities in order to increase their investment in the company

Foster an environment where employees can get to know each other and understand others' strengths, weaknesses and communication styles

[employee comments goal]

Ensure that your entire workforce is participating in training to support them

Demonstrate knowledge and ability to handle the projects distributed to employees

[employee comments goal]

Be focused on scheduling goals and share it out equally

Manage timely appropriately to make the best use of each day

[employee comments goal]

Set personal goals that cultivate a team spirit in the business

Respect one another's personal views and work with what is acceptable to the company

[employee comments goal]

Set realistic goals and put some effort towards accomplishing them

Go to talks given by experts in one's field, attend industry meet-ups and take an online class in order to brush up or boost one's skills

[employee comments goal]

Listen carefully to oral directions, summarize what one has heard and link these directions to the information that one already have

Learn to pay attention to details in order to avoid missing steps or making mistakes and prevent future problems

[employee comments goal]

Choose monitoring software to track employee's web usage and block sites that distract them when performing tasks or working on projects

Give reasons for the suspicion that led one to read other employees emails

[employee comments goal]

Rely on only the tested and proven forecasting tools to increase accuracy

Develop effective strategies of surveying what customers want and put more effort into making it readily available

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in learning how to operate modern electronic devices

Learn to ask for assistance when faced with challenges related to operating modern electronic devices

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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