Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Biostatistics invites applications for a full-time 12-month, tenure-eligible, assistant professor. The mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to improve human health through methodological research, graduate education, and collaboration with health science researchers on biostatistical methods and applications. Our focus includes designing and helping conduct novel clinical trials for investigating potential cancer therapies. We collaborate with public health research teams on complicated hierarchical, multifaceted health problems. As educators, we aim to train the next generation of biostatisticians and data scientists in methodological, collaborative, and leadership skills. We are seeking applicants who will teach one of the required courses in the doctoral program. These courses include but are not limited to: Mathematical Statistics, Biostatistical Computing, Analysis of Biomedical Data, Clinical Trials, Advanced Inference, Survival Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Biostatistical Methods, and Longitudinal Data Analysis. In addition to contributing to the teaching mission, the candidate should have the training and research interest in the design and statistical analysis of high-throughput genomic data (e.g., microarray, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, and other ‘omics’ technologies, and the microbiome), bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, Bayesian statistics, data mining, longitudinal and hierarchical modeling, nonparametric methods, survival analysis, and statistical computing or in closely related areas. Additional teaching and research skills on novel statistical methods beyond the areas mentioned above are considered a plus.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: https://www.vcujobs.com. Please include your CV, cover letter, and contact for 3 references. Please email questions to Mikhail Dozmorov, PhD, Search Committee Chair, Mikhail.email@example.com.
Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Computer Sciences or an equivalent terminal degree by the start date.
Record of peer-reviewed publications and conference dissemination demonstrating expertise in the faculty area of research
Applicants should be committed to teaching excellence, have the potential for establishing collaborations across the University, as well as develop and lead a multidisciplinary, independent research program and secure external grant funding.
Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
The Department of Biostatistics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has a 40+ year history in the VCU School of Medicine and is committed to excellence in both biostatistical research and graduate education. The department offers both M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Biostatistics, including concentrations in Genomic Biostatistics and a M.S. in Clinical Research and Biostatistics. Our Biostatistics faculty, students, and staff collaborate with clinical investigators in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health in a wide variety of biomedical research projects. There also exists ample opportunities to collaborate with genomics researchers from the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU has established long-term relationships with the Virginia Department of Health, as well as local and regional health departments. In addition to other computational resources available at VCU, our department supports its own high-performance computing cluster.