Duke University, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-DCRI2023 [#26003]
Position Title: Career Track - Faculty Positions
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Informatics
Clinical Research
Medicine / Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Autonomy
Appl Deadline:none (posted 2023/09/29)
Position Description:    

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), in partnership with Duke University and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B), is investing in the growth of Data Science and Biostatistics (DS&B). We invite applications for multiple career track faculty positions at any rank in the areas of (1) clinical trial innovation, including complex adaptations, integration of real world evidence, novel endpoints and outcomes; (2) application of generative AI and other new technologies to improve and enhance the clinical research process; (3) clinical research informatics, data engineering, harmonization and architecture; (4) leadership of data/research coordinating centers in trials, registries, consortium and multi-center studies. Successful applicants will join a team of fifteen faculty who are affiliated with DS&B at DCRI, with opportunities for career advancement, leadership of scientific initiatives, and strategic partnership with the clinical therapeutic areas at DCRI. The extensive graduate programs at Duke University, including the B&B Master’s and PhD programs provide opportunities to engage with students.  Joint appointments with other departments are possible for appropriate candidates. 

We are seeking candidates with relevant expertise and commitment to at least one of the following focus areas, however we encourage diverse scientific interests that may encompass multiple domains including these and others.  Strong candidates will demonstrate a commitment to innovation and leadership of collaborative clinical research that is synergistic with their independent research. 

Clinical trials innovation focus: clinical trial innovation, including complex adaptations facilitated by Bayesian methodology, integration of real world evidence, novel endpoints and outcomes.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology or a related field by the date of the start of their appointment.

Data Coordinating Center focus: leadership of data/research coordinating centers in trials, registries, consortium and multicenter studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemiology or a related field by the date of the start of their appointment.   

AI focus: enhancing the clinical research process by development of AI solutions, application of AI/ML, generative AI and application of other new technologies.  Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Biostatistics, Biomedical Informatics, or a related field by the date of the start of their appointment.   

Clinical Research Informatics focus: clinical research informatics, health informatics, data engineering, harmonization and architecture. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering, Biostatistics, Epidemiology or a related field by the date of the start of their appointment. 

The application package should include a cover letter accompanied by an up to one-page diversity statement, a curriculum vitae, and a three-page statement of research (organized as one page summary of past research accomplishments and a two-page summary of your future research plans). New graduates are encouraged to submit up to 3 letters of recommendation in support of their application.   

The diversity statement should address (1) What experience and interpersonal skills the candidate has that will support equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace; (2) How their scientific work contributes or will contribute to advancing equity. Please find additional materials about EDI at DCRI and B&B here: https://dcri.org/about/who-we-are/, https://dcri.org/about/25th-anniversary/health-equity/, https://biostat.duke.edu/about/equity-diversity-and-inclusion.

Review of applications is ongoing.  Applications are welcome!



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

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


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