Job Information

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

Position Information

Position/Rank 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 When filled


Biostatistics Faculty Investigator, Tenure or Research Track Dependent on Experience

The Cancer Biostatistics Shared Resource at Huntsman Cancer Institute and the Study Design and Biostatistics Center ( SDBC ) in the Division of Epidemiology at the University of Utah invite applications for a faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Research or Tenure Track. We are seeking candidates with the research skills and experience required to assume leadership roles in multi-disciplinary research teams successfully and to support and develop grant proposals. The successful candidate will have opportunities to participate in methodological research. Substantive interest and experience are desired in one or more of the following areas: methods for cancer research, modern causal inference, behavioral statistics, 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. This position will have its academic home in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Internal Medicine.

The Cancer Biostatistics Research supports cancer-related research with the Huntsman Cancer Institute. The SDBC is the statistical core of the Translational Research: Implementation, Analysis and Design ( TRIAD ) Team, 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 the Cancer Biostatistics Resource and the SDBC include the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, cancer research, analysis of longitudinal and survival data, epidemiologic modeling, Bayesian analysis, modern causal inference, statistical genetics and genomics, machine learning methods, and behavioral statistics and psychometrics.

Required Qualifications: PhD in biostatistics or related discipline, demonstrated excellence in collaborative and methodological research, experience writing statistical sections for grant applications.

Contact for Inquiries: Brian Rood,

Please apply online here –

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The 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:

Online reports may be submitted at


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. 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

Please include mm/yyyy format in your CV for education, training, and employment start/end dates.

Open Date 05/02/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03267F

Type Faculty