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University of Utah Biometrics / Biostatistics Faculty Investigator, Tenure or Research Track Dependent on Experience in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Biometrics / Biostatistics Faculty Investigator, Tenure or Research Track Dependent on Experience

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin As soon as possible

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Biometrics / Biostatistics Faculty Investigator, Tenure or Research Track Dependent on Experience

The Study Design and Biostatistics Center ( SDBC ) and the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor-level in either the Tenure or Research Track. We are seeking candidates with the research skills and experience required to successfully assume a leadership role in the SDBC , to provide statistical support for the development of grant proposals, and play the role of the lead statistician on multidisciplinary research efforts. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in methodological research and teaching. Substantive interest and experience is desired in one or more of the following areas: modern causal inference, secondary data analysis, clinical trial design, machine learning and high dimensional data analysis, applications of mixed effects models to health data, behavioral statistics, psychometrics and pharmacological data analysis.

The SDBC is the statistical core of the Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis and Design ( TRIAD ) team, which is a highly multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, systematic review experts, implementation scientists and qualitative researchers engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the University of Utah and elsewhere. The SDBC currently includes 7 PhD and 17 MS level biostatisticians, as well as several PhD statistics students. Focus areas of the SDBC and the broader TRIAD team 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, systematic reviews, behavioral statistics and psychometrics, implementation science and qualitative research.

TRIAD at the University of Utah:

We are a multidisciplinary group of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, psychometricians, health economists, survey design researchers, implementation scientists and systematic review experts engaged in a wide range of collaborations throughout the University of Utah and affiliated institutions. Focus areas of TRIAD 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.

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 overlookingSalt Lake City (http://www.visitsaltlake.com/) with breathtaking views and hiking trails directly adjoining the SDBC offices. Our city is famous for its wide range of outdoor activities includingskiing (http://www.skiutah.com/) (with 7 world class ski resorts and home of the 2002 Winter Olympics),hiking (http://www.utah.com/hike) ,mountain biking (http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/) ,rock climbing (http://www.rockclimbing.com/routes/North\_America/United\_States/Utah/Salt\_Lake\_-\_Utah\_Counties/) ,hang gliding (http://www.uhgpga.org/) 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.

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 required. Candidates should apply at the following link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/138511

Inquiries may be emailed to calee.demann@hsc.utah.edu. This position will remain open until a successful candidate is identified or the search is closed.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

https://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/

Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

Notice

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. https://safety.utah.edu/safetyreport This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/26/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03061F

Type Faculty