| Summary Description: The Department of Biostatistics and the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) of Columbia University (CU) jointly seek a leader and proven scholar to serve as the Director of the Program for Statistical and Computational Genetics in the IGM at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The Director of the Program for Statistical and Computational Genetics will play a key leadership role in the development and applications of novel analytic and computational solutions for genetic studies of human health and disease, particularly those centering on genetics-oriented precision medicine. The successful candidate is expected to provide a vision for statistical genetics that is integral to the strategic growth in IGM and Biostatistics; serve as an active participant in the Department's and IGM's leadership; build a prominent research program bridging fields of biostatistics, biomedical informatics, genetics, and systems biology; perform as a scholar, teacher, and mentor of junior faculty; provide short- and long-term quantitative expertise to IGM members and related research; and supervise a team of masters level statisticians.The Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University is one of the premier biostatistics departments in the nation. The Department has more than 30 faculty (including 8 ASA Fellows) and 14 biostatistician research staff members. The Department boasts strong research profiles in clinical trial design, survival analysis, nonparametric and semi-parametric statistics, functional data analysis, imaging statistics, statistical genetics and precision medicine. The Department has built strong collaborative connections within the Mailman School of Public Health (MSPH), a top-ranked school nationally, and in the world-class Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The Department has thriving education programs leading to MS, MPH, PhD, and DrPH degrees. The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University was established in January of 2015 under the direction of Dr. David B. Goldstein as a part of Columbia University's Precision Medicine Initiative. The overarching goal of the institute is to create a cohesive, Columbia-wide research and teaching environment for human genetics and genomics. Recent technological advances in genome sequencing and adoption of electronic medical records have paved the way for the creation of patient-centered personalized medicine that will be one of the cornerstones of the medical field. In support of these efforts, the institute is in the process of establishing a genetics environment that offers the benefits of scale and expertise to facilitate the integration of genomic analysis across the Columbia community.MSPH is one of the largest recipients of sponsored research for all schools of public health in the nation. Its internationally recognized and highly interdisciplinary faculty is comprised of over 500 fulltime faculty members, of whom almost 40 percent hold joint or interdisciplinary appointments with other departments of the university, as well as a large network of adjunct faculty.CUMC includes four schools (College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and Mailman School of Public Health) and accounts for roughly half of the University's nearly $3 billion annual budget. CUMC provides world-class leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. CUMC faculty have made profound breakthroughs historically ― among them, the first blood test for cancer, the first medical use of the laser, and the first successful transfer of genes from one cell to another.|
Minimum Qualifications: Non-tenure: The department focuses on teaching, research and professional experience in biostatistics. Tenure: The department requires a strong teaching, research and publication record in addition to the ability to secure independent funding.
Preferred Qualifications: Competitive candidates will hold a PhD in biostatistics, statistics, or a related quantitative field, and should have outstanding scholarly accomplishments and promise for leadership. Prior genetic research experience and relevant administrative experience are strongly desirable. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with investigators in other disciplines are essential. Consideration for tenure requires a strong teaching, research and publication record in addition to the ability to secure independent funding.
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