Boston University, School of Public Health

Faculty Position in Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

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The Department of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health seeks candidates for one or more faculty positions to lead on innovative biostatistical scholarship and to work collaboratively with Biostatistics faculty and investigators from various biomedical disciplines, and to teach and mentor students. Preference will be given to the Assistant Professor level, but exceptional candidates at Associate or Full Professor will receive consideration. The Department of Biostatistics is comprised of 29 full-time faculty, who are internationally recognized for their innovation in research and scholarship in various areas of biostatistics including statistical genetics, clinical trials, surveillance, longitudinal studies, Bayesian statistics and risk prediction. Biostatistics faculty play leading roles in several large clinical trials and observational studies such as the renowned Framingham Heart Study, Long Life Family Study, and the Black Women’s Health Study. Their work has contributed new knowledge on genetic and non-genetic factors for cardiovascular disease, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis and arthritis, nutritional epidemiology, healthy aging and extreme longevity. Many of these findings have been effectively translated into current clinical practice. The department has a large and successful graduate program (PhD and MA), and a federally funded doctoral program for interdisciplinary training of biostatisticians. The department will also start a new MS in Applied Biostatistics in Fall 2017. Successful applicants will actively engage in both methodological and collaborative research; participate in teaching and mentoring students in the Master of Science, Master of Arts, and Ph.D. programs in Biostatistics, in the Master of Public Health program, and in other programs across the university; and provide service to the department, university, and profession. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, or other quantitatively oriented field. Applicants must have a demonstrated research record, a strong commitment to teaching, and excellent communication and writing skills. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a statement describing their previous research and teaching experience and career goals, and three letters of reference.
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