Position Descriptions

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION (OPEN RANK)

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (DBCB) at the University of Rochester invites applications for open rank tenure-track positions.  Desirable candidates are expected to have an active program in (or clear potential for) methodological research and a high level of enthusiasm for contributing to our Statistics Ph.D. program through teaching and advising graduate students. The Department has a strong preference for attracting applicants with dual and ideally synchronous interests in the development of statistical methodology and collaborative scientific research.  Expertise of particular interest includes modeling and analysis of high-throughput –omics data, modeling and analysis of imaging data, clinical/biomedical applications of causal inference, and modeling and analysis of data derived from biological and social networks.  The University of Rochester has a strong tradition of collaboration, along with excellent opportunities for interaction with outstanding scientists across the translational research spectrum. More information on DBCB and the University of Rochester can be found at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/biostat/

Position Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or strongly related discipline. Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidates for Associate and Full Professor positions must have an established track record of peer-reviewed publications, have demonstrated success in attracting extramural research funding, and a commensurate track record of mentorship of graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars.

To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference to the address below.  Review of candidate files will commence December 1, 2015. Please email all materials in a single PDF file to BSTFacultySearch@urmc.rochester.edu to ensure timely consideration of your application. Candidates preferring to send hard copies should mail these to the following address:

Open Rank Faculty Position

c/o Malora Zavaglia

University of Rochester Medical Center

Department of Biostatistics & Computational Biology

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 630

Rochester, NY 14642


The University of Rochester is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGN (OPEN RANK)

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (DBCB) at the University of Rochester invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position.  The successful candidate will be expected to have developed an active program in methodological research, contribute to our Ph.D. program through teaching and advising graduate students, and have a major role in collaborative research with the Department of Neurology and the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics (CHET).  A key component of this position will involve working with investigators throughout North America in the design and analysis of high profile clinical trials in neurological disorders; we are especially interested in applicants that have a track record of relevant methodological and collaborative clinical research.

DBCB, Neurology and CHET have a long-standing collaborative relationship with each other; faculty play leadership roles in national and international groups conducting multi-center clinical trials and epidemiological studies in Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and other neurologic disorders. 

Position Qualifications:  Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or strongly related discipline. 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, have demonstrated success in attracting extramural research funding, and present evidence of teaching excellence at the graduate level.

To apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, CV, and 3 letters of reference to the address below.  The cover letter should specifically address the candidate’s expertise in areas directly relevant to this position.  Review of candidate files will commence December 1, 2015. Please email all materials in a single PDF file to BSTFacultySearch@urmc.rochester.edu to ensure timely consideration of your application. Candidates preferring to send hard copies should mail these to the following address:

Open Rank Faculty Position (Neuro)

c/o Malora Zavaglia

University of Rochester Medical Center

Department of Biostatistics & Computational Biology

601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 630

Rochester, NY 14642


The University of Rochester is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINEE POSITION

POSITION TITLE: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Health Biostatistics

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the University of Rochester announces an opening for a postdoctoral traineeship in Environmental Health Biostatistics to commence in late 2015 or early 2016, funded by an NIEHS T32 training grant.   The appointee will develop and apply novel statistical methodology for projects related to environmental health, under the mentorship of Dr. Sally W. Thurston or another Biostatistics faculty member.  The trainee will be working in a multidisciplinary team including with leading researchers in environmental health and will participate in preparing and be a co-author of manuscripts arising from the research.  Possible projects include studies of the effects of: (a) air pollution exposure during pregnancy on birth outcomes; (b) pre- and postnatal mercury exposure from fish consumption on multiple child and adolescent neurodevelopment; or (c) exposure to phthalates and flame retardants on ovarian function over the course of the menstrual cycle.  Relevant methodological expertise includes Bayesian methods, measurement error, latent variables, and modeling multiple exposures and/or multiple outcomes.  More information on the Department can be found at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/biostat/.

Position qualifications:  In accordance with NIEHS requirements, trainees must be a US citizen or permanent resident, and must have completed a doctoral degree in statistics or a related subject by the appointment start date.  We seek a highly motivated candidate with a strong statistical background, excellent programming skills and good communication skills, who ideally has experience in Bayesian MCMC computation. 

Appointment:  The position is available for 12 months initially with the possibility of renewal for a second year by mutual agreement.  The position is available immediately, but we seek the best candidate even if the start date is delayed.  Applications received by December 1, 2015 will be given full consideration. 

To apply:  A cover letter describing research experience, a current CV and contact information for three references should be sent to by email to Sally_Thurston@urmc.rochester.edu (please reference “NIEHS postdoctoral position” in the subject line), or by hard copy to:

Dr. Sally W. Thurston

Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

University of Rochester Medical Center

265 Crittenden Blvd., Box 630

Rochester, NY 14642


The University of Rochester is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Applications from women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged.




The University of Rochester is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution.  Applications from women and under-represented minorities are particularly encouraged.