Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-FAC15DCI [#5700]
Position Title: Open-Rank Faculty - Biostatistics
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biostatistics
Appl Deadline:2017/07/31* withdrawn (posted 2015/07/06)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***


Open Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B) at Duke University is conducting a search for candidates for open-rank faculty positions. B&B is an integral component of one of the nation’s foremost medical research enterprises. The department currently has approximately 55 faculty members collaborating closely with both clinical and basic science investigators.

The faculty statistician will work with the Duke Cancer Institute to collaborate with clinical investigators on one or more of a number of initiatives, both federally and industry supported, that are in need of statistical leadership.

Working closely with medical colleagues, the candidate will:

-Lead the statistical development and analyses for a variety of studies.

-Participate in strategy sessions for designing and implementing oncology studies.

-Develop novel statistical approaches for the evaluation of: outcomes related to drug or device exposure and safety; important factors identified as a result of critical clinical trials; improvement in the efficient conduct of clinical studies; and epidemiological studies in cancer prevention or control.

-Supervise the conduct of database integrity checks and help to develop guidelines and rules for database error identification.

-Take a major role in applications for external funding, either as a Principal Investigator or as a co-Investigator.

-Upon completion of experiments and analyses, actively participate and collaborate in preparation of scientific publications based on the results and presentations of findings at local, national, and international meetings.

-Disseminate the information on these approaches through presentations at major statistical meetings and publications in major statistical and clinical journals.

-Interface with other statisticians and computational biologists from the Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, and National Institute of Health.



-PhD degree in biostatistics or a related field.

-Experience as a collaborating statistician on a variety of study designs.

-Experience in SAS/R/S-Plus software/programming.

-Highly self-motivated individual, enthusiastic about scientific discovery and able to collaborate closely and effectively with other members of a research team.

-Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation).


-Professional knowledge of biology and biomedical research, particularly in oncology.

-Three years or more experience.

-Managerial experience.

-Experience in randomized clinical trials.

For more information about the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, please visit our website:

Interested applicants should submit application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research accomplishments/interests and ask three references to submit letters of recommendation for this job posting on AcademicJobsOnline at Completed applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke Box 2721
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC 27710

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