These positions are tenure-eligible faculty positions in the area of biostatistics to support the Ph.D. program at VCU in biostatistics. We are seeking applicants with training and research interest in the design and statistical analysis of high-throughput genomic data (e.g., microarray, next generation sequencing, proteomics and other 'omics' technologies, and the microbiome), bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, or in closely related areas. The candidates should also have interdisciplinary research interests with the potential for seeking external funding and scholarship that complements existing expertise in the department, which includes (but is not limited to) Bayesian statistics, computational genomics and epigenomics, data mining, longitudinal and hierarchical modeling, nonparametric methods, survival analysis, and statistical computing. Faculty are expected to maintain extramural grant support, teach and advise graduate students, and provide departmental and university service.
Teaching: The candidates will be expected to teach courses and advise graduate students in the Department of Biostatistics.
Research: Applicants must demonstrate an established track record in one or more of the focus areas, working in collaborative research endeavors, in teaching and mentoring students at the graduate level, or at least exhibit strong potential for doing so. Our biostatistics faculty, students, and staff collaborate with clinical investigators in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Allied Health in a wide variety of biomedical research projects. There also exists ample opportunities to collaborate with genomics researchers from the VCU's Massey Cancer Center and the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics. Located in Richmond, Virginia, VCU has established long-term relationships with the Virginia Department of Health, as well as local and regional health departments. In addition to other computational resources available at VCU, our department supports its own high-performance computing cluster.
Service: The candidates will be expected to provide service to the Department of Biostatistics, the School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, or at the national/international level.
For all levels, candidates should have a Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, or a related field. Applicants must demonstrate an established track record in one or more of the focus areas, in working in collaborative research endeavors, in teaching and mentoring students at the graduate level, or at least exhibit strong potential for doing so. Applicants at Associate and Full Professor levels must also have developed national or international prominence in their area of expertise and demonstrated success obtaining extramural research support.
All candidates should have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
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