The Study Design and Biostatistics Center (SDBC) in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah is invites applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor-level in either the Tenure or Research Track. We are seeking candidates with the research skills and experience required to successfully assume leadership roles in multi-disciplinary research teams and to support and develop grant proposals. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in methodological research. Substantive interest and experience is desired in one or more of the following areas: Methods for modern causal inference, behavioral statistics, psychometrics, pharmacological research, clinical trial design, analysis of secondary data, machine learning and high dimensional data analysis, and applications of mixed effects models to health data.
The SDBC is the statistical core of the Population Health Research Foundation (PHR), which is a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, systematic review experts and qualitative researchers engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the Health Science Center of the University of Utah. Focus areas of PHR include the design of clinical trials and observational studies, analysis of longitudinal and survival data, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, statistical genetics and genomics, machine learning methods, health economics, survey design, methods for the design, conduct and analysis of systematic reviews, behavioral statistics and psychometrics, and qualitative research.
A Ph.D. in biostatistics or a related discipline is required, as well as a demonstrated excellence in collaborative and methodological research. Experience writing statistical sections for grant applications is desired. Recruitment is ongoing until a suitable candidate is identified or the search is closed.
Internal Number: PRN02623F
About University of Utah Health
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.
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