Peking University, China, Department of Biostatistics

Position ID:Peking University, China-Department of Biostatistics-TENURETRACKORTENUREDPOSITIONSATPKU [#15096]
Position Title: Multiple Open Rank Tenure track or Tenured Positions in Biostatistics at Peking University
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Beijing, Beijing 100191, China [map]
Subject Areas: Biostatistics / Biostatistics
Data Science / big data
Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Appl Deadline:2019/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/13, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2020/05/01)
Position Description:    

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Company Information: Department of Biostatistics at Peking University is a cross-campus Department, housed in the School of Public Health, and is a joint effort by School of Public Health, School of Mathematical Science, and Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research. The mission of the Department is to promote the development of biostatistical science at Peking University, to develop new statistical methodology and the application of biostatistical methodology in the fields of medicine and public health.

The School of Public Health was set up in 1950 by the name of Public Health Office of the Peking University (PKU) Medical School.  Over the past 60 years, the school has grown from an office of fewer than ten staff members to a leading public health school in China that boasts 167 faculty members (including 42 professors, 42 associate professors and 30 doctoral supervisors), 960 students (including 103 doctoral candidates, 254 Master's degree candidates, 201 MPH candidates and 402 undergraduates) and a full range of disciplines. Its alumni are found all over the world playing major roles in preventive medicine, public health, health management and medical education.

School of Mathematical Science of Peking University established the first national probabilistic statistics teaching and research section in 1956. Based on probabilistic statistics teaching and research section of Department of Mathematics, Department of probabilistic statistics of Peking University was established in September 1985 and Professor Chen Jiading was the dean of the Department.  

Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research (BICMR) locates on the north Shore of Weiming Lake on the campus of Peking University. Sponsored by the national government of China, BICMR is devoted to promoting forefront mathematical research and education and enhancing scientific exchange and cooperation among Chinese and international mathematicians. 

School Public Health offers Bachelor’s degree in preventive medicine, Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in epidemiology and biostatistics, occupational and environmental health sciences, nutrition and food hygiene, child, adolescent and women’s health, toxicology, social medicine and health management, as well as postdoctoral fellowships in all public health and preventive medicine related disciplines. The School of Mathematical Science offers Bachelor’s degree in probability and statistics, pure mathematics, and applied mathematics, Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in statistics and probability.

The Newly established Department of Biostatistics consists of 11 existing faculty members from School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics and School of Mathematical Science and Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research.

Position Title: Multiple Open Rank Tenure track or Tenured Positions in Biostatistics, with expected starting date in 2020.

There are multiple joint open rank positions with the Department of Biostatistics and School of Mathematical Science/Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research at Peking University.  The new positions can have primary appointments within School of Mathematical Science/Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research with joint appointments in School of Public Health or can have their primary appointments within School of Public Health.

The successful applicants will contribute to the mission of the Department of Biostatistics at the Peking University: to serve as a source of expertise and a focus for training and research in the quantitative aspects of public health and medicine; and to promote the use of rigorous quantitative methods in the biomedical and public health sciences through methodological research, teaching, and services.

Applicants must hold a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field. Applicants should (1) exhibit potential for a distinguished record of scholarship, and (2) demonstrate the ability to work in collaborative, interdisciplinary teams.

Duties & Responsibilities: Research, teaching, graduate student supervision, collaborative research. Teaching is conducted in Chinese and/or English.

Position Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics or related fields, strong research background or potential, good communication skills and an interest in teaching.

Salary Range: Regionally highly competitive salary depending on the level of appointment and experience.

Benefits: In additional to the standard benefits for faculties at PKU, a settling down allowance and a start-up grant will be provided.

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Application Address: All candidates should submit their cover letter, CV, publication list if any, and three reference letters via Academic Jobs Online

For any questions about these positions, please contact: Xiao-Hua  Zhou,  Chair of the Department of Biostatistics at Peking University, via email to

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Application Deadline:  December 1, 2019. The positions remain open until they are filled. 

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Further Info:
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
Peking University Health Science Center
38 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing
China, 100191

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