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08/07/2017
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Epidemiology
University of Maryland, Baltimore, Institute for Global Health

Company Information: University of Maryland, Baltimore
School of Medicine
Institute for Global Health
685 W. Baltimore Street, HSF-I, 480
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Position Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor-Epidemiology

Duties and Responsibilities: Biostatistician/Assistant or Associate Professor (Position #:03-307-144)

The Institute for Global Health (IGH) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), together with The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, is recruiting for a doctorate-level faculty biostatistician at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Non-tenure Track. The position provides an exciting opportunity to lead a Biostatistical Unit within IGH, be part of a biostatistics and bioinformatics division in Epidemiology and Public Health with 10 other faculty biostatisticians and bioinformaticians, and collaborate with a multidisciplinary research team on life-changing international and domestic research with the potential to develop an independent methodological research program.
The successful applicant must have a strong commitment to statistical collaborations with clinical trialists and field epidemiology investigators and excellent oral and written communication skills. Interest and/or experience in integrating complex genomic, microarray, and/or geospatial modeling/mapping data sets with demographic, clinical and epidemiological data is a plus. The individual will have considerable involvement in developing and writing statistical components of investigator-initiated grant applications, participate in ongoing research projects and publications, provide consultative services for IGH faculty, participate in teaching in the graduate program, and supervise data analysts and data management staff and trainees.
The IGH, established in 2015 at UMSOM, is dedicated to improving global health by conducting innovative, world-leading research in Baltimore and around the world. With more than 30 faculty physicians and scientists who pursue their independent research interests, the institute engages in collaborative research with other School of Medicine institutes, centers, departments and programs, as well as other schools on campus, and other entities within the University System of Maryland. IGH currently includes the Center for Vaccine Development that continues its 40-year mission to develop, test, and deploy vaccines against infectious disease to aid the world’s underserved population, and the new Division of Malaria Research that performs research to support global malaria eradication. IGH has longstanding field sites in Africa, Asia and South America where Phase I, II, II and IV clinical trials and various epidemiological studies are performed, and IGH faculty interact with a wide variety of international partners and global health institutions.
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, with six divisions and 48 full-time faculty members, focuses on the causes, distribution, prevention, and control of disease. The department ranks in the top ten in NIH funding among departments of its type in schools of medicine. The Department’s Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics serves as the primary source of biostatistics expertise and collaboration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Position Qualifications: Qualifications:
• Doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics or related quantitative discipline;
• For hires appointed at the rank of associate professor, a record of academic accomplishments, scholarly recognition, external research support, and leadership responsibilities must be documented;
• For hires appointed at the rank of assistant professor, demonstration of potential to develop such a record, and substantial expertise in biostatistics, especially in clinical trial designs, is essential;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills along with proficiency with statistical software such as SAS or R are required.
Responsibilities include:
• Providing expert biostatistical/epidemiological consultation and collaboration on study design, implementation, data analysis and the preparation of protocols, grants and manuscripts for multiple projects;
• Planning and overseeing comprehensive analyses for many types of data and types of studies;
• Training clinical faculty and graduate students in the principles of biostatistics and study design;
• Supervising master’s level analytic staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

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Website: http://www.umaryland.edu/jobs

Application Information: To Apply: Please send a cover letter, CV, a statement summarizing research interests and teaching experience, three pdf copies of your most relevant publications, and contact information for three references to: Katherine E. Frankel @ kfrankel@som.umaryland.edu, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Institute for Global Health, 685 W. Baltimore St., HSF-I, Room 480, Baltimore, MD. 21201
Please reference position number 03-307-144 when applying.

Contact Email: kfrankel@som.umaryland.edu

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