The Division of Biostatistics in the newly established Department of Population Health Sciences at the University of Utah invites applications for a faculty position to support cancer research within the University’s Huntsman Cancer Institute. The expectation is that the successful applicant will serve as a co-director of the Institutes Cancer Biostatistics Core and provide statistical consulting support to cancer center investigators. Expertise in one or both of the following areas is desirable:
‘Big-data’ analysis techniques, including metabolomics or proteomics studies, and pathway-based analyses.
Methods for analysis of observational data and design of cancer clinical trials.
The position will offer collaborations with cancer researchers in laboratory, clinical, and population sciences. Opportunities for independent scholarship in methodological research as well as teaching at the graduate, post-doctoral and faculty level are offered through the Department. We are seeking candidates who possess the research and communications skills to assume leadership roles in multi- disciplinary research teams within the institution and in national and international research networks.
The Department of Population Health Science will be an academic home for faculty conducting methodologically oriented research in disciplines related to population health. Research activities encompass discovery of new knowledge about determinants of health and disease. Faculty will capitalize on Utah’s world-class data resources and expertise in data processing and analysis. In addition to biostatistics, excellent opportunities are available for collaborations in health services research, human genetics, genomics, epidemiological studies, molecular biology, and bioinformatics, and clinical trials.
A Ph.D. in biostatistics or a related discipline is required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in methodological and collaborative research. Post-doctoral training and/or experience is desired.
Candidates are encouraged to apply at the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/65870
For questions regarding this position, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: (801)587-2100.
Cover Letter may be addressed to: Ken Boucher, PhD, 3161 Huntsman Cancer Institute, 2000 Circle of Hope Dr., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84112-5550 Job Start Range: August 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Additional Salary Information: Salary competitive and commensurate with experience
About Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah
SDBC at the University of Utah:
We are a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, and systematic review experts engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the Health Science Center of the University of Utah.
The SDBC serves as the Statistical Core within the Population Health Research Foundation of... the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah and provides a rich environment for methodological and applied biomedical research across the university. Focus areas of SDBC and Population Health Research faculty include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, longitudinal analysis, survival analysis, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, analysis of biomarkers, statistical genetics and genomics, computational statistics, health economics, methods for the design and conduct of systematic reviews, structural equations models, and qualitative research.
The University Utah is the state’s largest institution of higher education featuring an innovative research community which is number one in the nation at creating startup companies based on student and faculty research. As a preeminent research and teaching university with national and global reach, the University of Utah provides a wide range of opportunities for personal and professional growth in educational, research, and clinical environments.
The University is nestled in the Wasatch mountains overlooking Salt Lake City with breathtaking views and hiking trails directly adjoining the SDBC offices. Our city is famous for its wide range of outdoor activities including skiing (with 7 world class ski resorts and home of the 2002 Winter Olympics), hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, hang gliding all within one hour. Eight national parks, over a dozen national monuments and recreation areas, and numerous national forests are within a half-day’s drive. At the same time, the Salt Lake City/Ogden metropolitan area is the state capital with 1.7 million people, and a major cultural hub of the intermountain west with year round urban activities. The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.