Faculty Position (Assistant/Associate Professor/Full Professor)

Employer
MD Anderson
Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
November 06 2018
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Faculty

The Department of Biostatistics at MD Anderson Cancer Center is seeking candidates for multiple term tenure or term tenure track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level.  The department invites applications from qualified individuals able to establish themselves as research leaders and demonstrate prowess in interdisciplinary collaborative scientific research. We are willing to consider researchers who can contribute to the development of methodology and its applications to biomedical research in various areas, but are especially interested in individuals in research areas relating to early detection and cancer screening, clinical trial design, imaging, computer-intensive methodology including machine learning, and integrative analyses of multi-platform high-dimensional data including genomic, proteomic, and microbiome data analysis. A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a related field is required.

The Department of Biostatistics has 20 faculty members and 40 masters and doctoral level research analysts and more than 12 postdoctoral fellows.  Faculty members are actively involved in collaborative and methodological research in such diverse areas as clinical trial design,  cancer screening and early detection,  bioinformatics, genomic pathway analysis, network analysis,  integrative modeling of multiple types of complex data including high-dimensional omic  data, functional data analysis, Bayesian methodology, longitudinal and survival analysis, statistical genetics,  population health research, and behavioral/social statistics.  Faculty collaborate with cancer scientists in all cancer areas and levels of cancer research from drug discovery, preclinical studies, population-based studies, and clinical trials.  This research includes work with world-class researchers including James Allison, the 2018 Nobel Prize winner for medicine, and involves large-scale studies and programs including the Moon Shots program that produce large and important cancer data sets requiring quantitative input and with translational impact potential.   Faculty members also have opportunities in the affiliated biostatistics doctoral programs at the University of Texas, Texas A&M University, and Rice University. The department is supported by strong resources, which includes an active quantitative research computing team with specialties in database design, web-based clinical trial support, scientific programming, and software engineering. Information about the department and programs offered can be found at http://www3.mdanderson.org/depts/biostatistics/. Further questions regarding the position may be directed to one of the co-chairs on the selection committee: Jeffrey Morris (jefmorris@mdanderson.org), Yu Shen (yshen@mdanderson.org), or Ying Yuan (yyuan@mdanderson.org) with the subject line “faculty position 2019” in the e-mail.

MD Anderson Cancer Center offers competitive salaries and an outstanding personal and professional benefits package. Houston is one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, nurturing great neighborhoods, competitive private and public schools, an exceptional music and theater scene, highly acclaimed museums, international cuisine, and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  MD Anderson Cancer Center is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  Interested applicants should email (or mail): a cover letter outlining the relevance of their research experience and interests to the position description, a curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research plan, and 3 letters of recommendation to: 

Faculty Search Committee

Department of Biostatistics

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

P.O. Box 301402

Houston, TX 77230-1402

Email:  biostat-search@mdanderson.org

MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.  All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information.  Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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