The Biostatistics Center (Center) of the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) is recruiting for a full-time open-rank tenure-track or tenured faculty. The successful candidate will develop a program of sponsored research at the Center with an academic appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (DEB) in the Milken Institute School of Public Health. Academic rank and salary are competitive and will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and self-funding support. GW has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and accordingly we encourage applications from members of underrepresented populations.
The successful candidate will establish an externally funded, internationally recognized, and interdisciplinary research portfolio in clinical trials, epidemiological, diagnostic studies, controlled trials in educational research, or may extend to other areas of research such as forensic statistics. The portfolio may include development of expertise and leadership in the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of collaborative research in areas such as oncology, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, neurology, drug addiction, or other areas of medicine. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of statistical or clinical trial/diagnostic study methodologies. Areas of interest may include but are not limited to: pragmatic trials, SMART trials, and multi-arm multi-stage designs. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the academic mission of the Center and DEB through teaching, mentoring students, or departmental service.
Applicants must have: a doctorate in statistics, biostatistics, or medicine; post-doctoral research experience; a track record of peer-reviewed publications; experience proposing and/or implementing funded research in clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, diagnostic studies, or randomized trials in educational research; experience in the design, data monitoring, analysis and reporting of clinical trials or other studies; and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Cover letter including a synopsis of experience and qualifications;
Statement of research experience, interest, and plans;
Statement of teaching experience, interest, and plans
Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 8, 2018 and will remain ongoing until the position is filled. Three letters of reference will be requested from the position finalists. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: F001370
About The George Washington University Biostatistics Center
The Biostatistics Center is a research center of The George Washington University within the Milken Institute School of Public Health. The Center serves as the coordinating center for large scale multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic studies. Founded in 1972, the BSC has a 46 year history of leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and biostatistical methodology research. Research studies conducted by the BSC have been: recognized in reports to the United States President and Congress, cited in reports from the United States White House, recognized in Time Magazine’s The Year in Medicine, named the #1 advance in medicine by the Harvard Health Letter, received the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) “Trial of the Year” Award, received the Norman F. Gant Award for best research in maternal medicine, recognized in Clinical Research Forum’s Top Ten Awards, featured in People magazine, and resulted in more than 60 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The Center’s mission is to:
• Provide leadership and expertise in the execution of clinical trials, observational studies, and diagnostic studies;
• Foster biostatistical science by developing and implemen...ting innovative approaches for the design, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of clinical research studies; and
• Provide training and education relevant to clinical trials and other clinical research.
The Center has a staff of approximately 120 with more than 40 biostatisticians/epidemiologists that includes more Fellows of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) than any other institution. Led by Professor Scott Evans, Director of the Center and principal investigator (PI) of the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) of the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), the Center senior faculty includes renowned biostatisticians and former Center Directors Dr. John Lachin (PI of the Coordinating Centers for the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) and the Epidemiology of Diabetes Interventions and Complications (EDIC) studies) and Dr. Elizabeth Thom (PI of the Coordinating Center for the Maternal Fetal Medicine Units (MFMU)). Eighteen faculty members at the Center provide biostatistical leadership and manage $65-70 million annually for projects in medical areas such as diabetes, maternal fetal medicine, infectious disease, and cardiovascular disease.
For further information about the Center, please see: www.bsc.gwu.edu.