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Position: Teaching and Research Faculty
Institution: Virginia Commonwealth University
Department: Biostatistics
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Duties: Primary responsibilities include taking an active role in the design and conduct of Phase I/II clinical trials, develop independent methodological research in related areas of interest, and collaborate extensively with researchers at the VCU-MCC, and the VCU School of Medicine. The candidate will be expected to teach courses and advise graduate students. The department offers courses at introductory level as well as on advanced specialized topics
Requirements: The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics or related field, demonstrate methodological and applied expertise in model selection and estimation accounting for model uncertainty, familiarity with the statistical programming environments commonly used in statistical analysis of patient rehabilitation program research
   
Text: Employees hired into Administrative and Professional positions posted on or after July 1, 2017, will be governed by and, if employed on July 1, 2018 will move into the new University Human Resources System. For additional information, go to http://greatplace.vcu.edu. Position Information Position Number F53040 Position Type Teaching and Research Faculty Rank Open Working Title Open Rank School/Unit School of Medicine Department Biostatistics Number of Months 12 Tenure Status Tenure Eligible Grant funded position? No Position Summary and Qualifications Mission or Goal of Unit The mission of the VCU Department of Biostatistics is the education of graduate students and health science researchers in biostatistical methods and applications, and collaborative methodological research. We conduct methodological research motivated by collaborative alliances, which in turn contributes to and enhances our educational mission. By focusing on the integration of methodological and collaborative research, our students develop strong biostatistical and communication skills enabling them to assume leadership positions in academia, government and industry. Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. degree in biostatistics or related field, demonstrate methodological and applied expertise in model selection and estimation accounting for model uncertainty, familiarity with the statistical programming environments commonly used in statistical analysis of patient rehabilitation program research. Position Responsibilities Primary responsibilities include taking an active role in the design and conduct of Phase I/II clinical trials, develop independent methodological research in related areas of interest, and collaborate extensively with researchers at the VCU - MCC , and the VCU School of Medicine. 1. Teaching: The candidate will be expected to teach courses and advise graduate students. The department offers courses at introductory level as well as on advanced specialized topics. The candidate is expected to teach at either level. 2. Research: Seeking applicants with strong training and research in clinical trials, and applications of statistical methods to biomedical sciences. The VCU Massey Cancer Center ( MCC ) conducts basic science, translational, clinical and population sciences research on cancer, and includes scientists and physicians from 36 academic departments, 6 schools, and 1 college at VCU . Spanning across multiple cancer types, the key interdisciplinary scientific programs at the MCC include Cancer Cell Signaling, Cancer Molecular Genetics, Cancer Prevention and Control, Developmental Therapeutics, and Radiation Biology and Oncology. 3. Service: The candidate will be expected to provide service to the Department of Biostatistics, the Massey Cancer Center, the School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, or at the national/international level. Required Qualifications Ph.D. degree in biostatistics, or statistics is required. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU . In addition, evidence of both methodological and collaborative peer-reviewed publications in clinical trials or related areas, obtaining extramural research support as a co-investigator, teaching experience preferably at the graduate level, and excellent oral and written communication skills, are required. Preferred Qualifications Approximately five years of experience as a Ph.D. biostatistician within a cancer center setting is preferred. Posting Detail Information Date Posted 08/11/2017 Open Until Filled Yes Application Deadline Date Proposed Hire Date 05/01/2018 Type of Search Application Process/Additional Information Attach a cover letter/letter of application, statement of research and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 professional references Posted Salary
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