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Date Posted: 06-APR-2016
PIN Number: #22909
Job Type: Full-Time
Category: FACULTY
Description: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Department of Preventive Medicine and Division of Biostatistics seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor for an academic position in Biostatistics. We seek candidates with a strong training in biostatistics and statistical aspects of data science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a diverse research portfolio with a mixture of collaborative and independent methodological research. All areas of biostatistics are of interest, but we are especially interested in candidates with a demonstrated interest in large observational studies, complex heterogeneous datasets, high-throughput data, and statistical computing.

Minimum qualifications for the position are a Ph.D in Statistics or Biostatistics or related area. Candidates with clinical and public health research experience are especially encouraged to apply. Primary criteria for appointment will be experience, demonstrated ability in research, a relevant publication record in peer-reviewed journals, and evidence of successful teaching. The successful applicant will work closely with faculty and staff in the Division of Biostatistics, other members of the Department of Preventive Medicine and faculty and staff across the UTHSC campus and its affiliate organizations. Responsibilities for this position include: (1) Methodological research, alone or in collaboration with other faculty, that results in peer-reviewed publications: (2) Collaborative research with biomedical faculty including assistance with grant applications, and data analysis on funded grants: (3) Teaching of 1 -2 graduate courses per year and supervision of graduate students: and (4) Internal consulting in our CTSl-supported biostatistics, epidemiology and research design (BERD) unit.

Interested applicants should submit electronically a copy of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing research interests and teaching experience and at least three recommendation letters, one of which is preferred to be from the Ph.D. advisor, to Zoran Bursac, 66 N Pauline Suite 656, Memphis TN 38103, Email to

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