18 Oct EB-1B Petition Approved for Biostatistician
Getson & Schatz P.C successfully represented a Hospital filing an I-140 petition on behalf of a beneficiary seeking to classify him as an EB-1B outstanding researcher. The beneficiary had been offered a permanent research position at the Hospital as a Biostatistician in the academic field of medicine conducting clinical effectiveness and health outcomes research to 1) determine causes of certain pediatric diseases, 2) determine the clinical effectiveness of certain pediatric disease treatments, and 3) develop ways to improve clinical outcomes by managing and analyzing health care administrative databases.
To qualify for classification as EB-1B outstanding researcher an applicant must demonstrate the following:
1. International recognition for your outstanding achievements in a particular academic field.
2. You must have at least 3 years’ experience in teaching or research in that academic area.
3. You must be entering the United States in order to pursue tenure or tenure track teaching or comparable research position at a university or other institution of higher education.
In addition to an offer of employment from a prospective U.S. employer, per 8 CFR 204.5(i)(3)(i) an applicant must also provide evidence of at least two of the following categories. Our Philadelphia attorneys’ compiled evidence to show the researcher had received international recognition as outstanding in 3 of the following categories:
A. Evidence of receipt of major prizes or awards for outstanding achievement:
B. Evidence of membership in associations that require their members to demonstrate outstanding achievement:
C. Evidence of published material in professional publications written by others about the alien’s work in the academic field: a citing articles summary for the clients’ publications was provided showing that his publications had been cited/discussed more than 250 times by numerous investigators around the world, this demonstrated the impact of his work in the international scientific community.
D. Evidence of participation, either on a panel or individually, as a judge of the work of others in the same or allied academic field:
E. Evidence of original scientific or scholarly research contributions in the field: Reference letters submitted by internationally renowned colleagues and independent experts in the field, all who are leaders in health care and medical educational systems were included with the petition evidencing the international recognition of the clients’ scientific research contributions. Presentations given by the client were also included as further evidence of this.
F. Evidence of authorship of scholarly books or articles (in scholarly journals with international circulation) in the field: 25 articles were included with the petition along with information about the importance of the journals as evidence of this criterion.
A letter from the Hospital provided evidence that the beneficiary had 3 years of research experience in the field and the permanent research position. A copy of the offer letter for the permanent research position was also included in support of this. All this evidence gathered by our attorneys at Getson & Schatz demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that the beneficiary was qualified for classification as an EB-1B Outstanding Researcher.