Assistant Professor of Biostatistics (tenure-track)

University of Minnesota - Office of Human Resources
March 25, 2020
Twin Cities, MN
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We are especially interested in applicants with a PhD in statistics or biostatistics who have research interests in causal inference, dynamic treatment regimes, biomarker evaluation, risk prediction, longitudinal and multilevel data, and the design and monitoring of clinical trials, including those for adaptive interventions. We will however consider applications from candidates in other important related research areas, as well as those with PhDs in areas besides biostatistics or statistics.

About the Job

The Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, at the University of Minnesota is announcing an opening for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.

A successful candidate will be responsible for developing their own independent statistical methods research program, participating in collaborative research with researchers in the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, and developing externally funded grant applications, as well as participating in the Division's teaching program, through classroom instruction and advising students at the graduate level. The candidate will also serve on various division and school level committees.

The Division has significant strengths in the broad areas targeted by this search. Current research in statistical methodology includes causal inference, adaptive clinical trials, statistical genetics and bioinformatics including genomics and proteomics, analysis of spatial and longitudinal data, biomedical imaging, survival analysis, meta-analysis and data synthesis, and statistical methods for wearable technology. Division of Biostatistics faculty actively collaborate with researchers throughout the Academic Health Center on NIH-funded research projects related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, dentistry and periodontology, psychiatry/psychology, transplantation, chronic and neurodegenerative diseases, and smoking prevention. At the present time, the Division has statistical and data coordinating centers for NIH-funded clinical trials networks in HIV/AIDS, Ebola and other infectious diseases, and lower urinary tract infections and bladder health. Multi-year grants and contracts for various Divisional projects total over $150 M.

The Division of Biostatistics ( currently includes 32 graduate faculty and over 60 staff. The Division offers MS, MPH, and PhD degrees as well as a Certificate in Applied Biostatistics, and interacts in teaching, advising and research with the University of Minnesota School of Statistics. The Division currently has 92 graduate students (43 MS and 49 PhD).

The salary range for these positions will be very competitive, and the University of Minnesota offers excellent fringe benefits. Applications received on or before November 22, 2019 will be given first consideration for an interview; however, we will continue to accept applications until the positions are filled.

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

• Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
• Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
• Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
• Excellent retirement plans with employer match
• Disability and employer paid life insurance
• Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
• Student loan forgiveness opportunity
• Opportunities for growth and promotion
• Employee Assistance Program

For more information regarding benefits:

The School of Public Health is committed to supporting an inclusive community and holistically assesses the qualifications of each applicant. In pursuit of this goal, we consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds, and experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references online at . In their cover letter (maximum of 3 single spaced pages), applicants should address their research and teaching interests, and are also encouraged to comment on how they can contribute to a diverse and inclusive environment in the Division of Biostatistics. Please reference Job ID 333095. In addition, a letter of recommendation from each of the three references should be sent to: . Other questions regarding this position can also be sent to: .

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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