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Faculty Opening

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (DBCB) at the University of Rochester (UR), in partnership with the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, is seeking highly qualified applicants for an open rank tenure-track faculty position. Academic rank will be commensurate with credentials. The Department and Institute have a strong preference for attracting applicants with dual interests in the development of statistical methodology (theory and/or computation) and collaborative scientific research. This is a targeted search, with a focus on candidates with research interests in statistical or computational neuroscience, particularly brain imaging (including MRI) or neural signal data analysis, ideally along with training or expertise in areas such as high-dimensional data analysis, spatial temporal data analysis, machine learning, data integration and data visualization. An explicit expectation of this position involves engaging in collaborative research with investigators and trainees in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, the Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the Center for Advanced Brain Imaging & Neurophysiology, and related groups that overlap with these constituencies.

The UR DBCB currently has 17 tenure-track and 3 research track faculty; several postdoctoral fellows, masters-level statisticians, and programmers; and 28 graduate students, of which 26 are pursuing a PhD degree in statistics. Most department faculty have active independent methodological research interests and collectively we span a broad cross-section of topics in both biostatistics and statistics. In addition to outstanding potential for research, successful candidates must also demonstrate a strong commitment to graduate teaching and advising. The Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience (DMIN) supports over 100 faculty across the UR campus and is home to the Neuroscience Graduate Program, with 55+ current PhD students enrolled. The successful candidate would be expected to actively participate in the activities of the Institute and to contribute to the graduate neuroscience program. More information about DBCB and Neuroscience can respectively be found at:

Position Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or strongly related discipline working in areas directly relevant to this targeted search. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates for Associate and Full Professor positions should also have an established track record of peer-reviewed publications in leading journals, demonstrated success in attracting extramural research funding, and evidence of teaching excellence at the graduate level.

To apply:

Candidates should submit a brief cover letter, a current CV, and statements covering your current research and teaching interests and goals for the future. In addition, candidates are asked to submit a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with their application materials. Up to 3 published or submitted works can be included with your application. Assistant professor candidates should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly from the recommender; candidates for higher ranks should supply the contact information for at least 3 supporting references. The review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until this position is filled. Please submit all required materials by email to BSTFacultySearch@urmc.rochester.edu.

The UR and its Medical Center are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers, and share a vision of cultivating a diverse and inclusive environment that guides and transforms its approaches to education, research, healthcare, and community partnerships. As members of both institutions, the DBCB and DMIN are strongly committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, veteran status or any other factor that cannot lawfully be used as a basis for recruiting or hiring decisions. Any applicant that meets our stated position qualifications is strongly encouraged to apply.