The Sanford Center for Bio-Behavioral Research (SCBR) of Sanford Research, in Fargo, ND invites applications for a Director of the Biomedical Statistics Division at SCBR and a faculty position, with appointment beginning on or after September 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate and work with research scientists on grant applications, ongoing grants, data sets, publications, and presentations and he/she may have a research program of his/her own as well. Title and highly competitive salary will be provided commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Information about Sanford Research can be obtained at https://research.sanfordhealth.org/. The current position will serve in the Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research (CBR). CBR is comprised of three divisions: Behavioral, Biomedical, and Biomedical Statistics. These three divisions primarily work in the areas of eating disorders, obesity, and bariatric surgery. In a 2019 ZipRecruiter study of the 10 Hottest Job Markets in 2020, Fargo is ranked as number one. Sanford Health is the largest employer in Fargo and Sanford Medical Center Fargo is North Dakota’s newest (opened July 2017) and largest medical center. The Fargo area has several universities, a thriving arts scene, a large number of sporting options for players and observers alike, and offers easy access to weekend getaways with direct flights to many large metropolitan areas across the country. The Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area includes Fargo and West Fargo, as well as Moorhead and Dilworth, Minnesota all of which cover an area of nearly 50 square miles.
Application deadline is June 7, 2020, or thereafter until the position is filled. To apply, submit a brief introduction letter, curriculum vitae, description of research interests and future plans, and names and contact information of three references to Dr. Gail Williams-Kerver, e-mail: Gail.Williams@SanfordHealth.org.
Candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications: 1) hold a doctoral degree in statistics; or a field of behavioral research (e.g., psychology, neuroscience) with a strong statistical background, and 2) have at least two years of experience and/or a postdoctoral fellowship with a strong record of collaborative research. Preference will be given to applicants with: 1) training and research expertise in a broad range of statistical techniques applicable to clinical samples, 2) a strong publication record of peer-reviewed articles, 3) a documented track record of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or current funding as principal investigator or statistician on funded projects, 4) a demonstrated history of strong research collaboration, 5) experience with eating disorder or obesity-related research, and 6) possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate statistical analyses, methods, and findings.
About Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research
At the Sanford Center for Biobehavioral Research, we work to study complex behaviors and biological factors in laboratory and natural settings. The Center has three research divisions: the Division of Behavioral Research, the Division of Biomedical Research and the Division of Biomedical Statistics.