Baylor College of Medicine, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Position (Level Open) in Statistics

SUMMARY

Function:

1. Responsible for statistical analyses related to Nutrition research projects.
2. Responsible for establishing personal program of research in some aspects of statistics Scope: Responsible for research data analysis of projects of interested faculty within the Children's Nutrition Research Center, including supervision of related statistical support staff.

ESSENTIAL  JOB FUNCTIONS
1.Collaborates with faculty and fellows in the design of research, power calculations, and selection of statistical analyses for grant applications.
2.Writes power and data analysis sections of grant applications.
3.Supervises or consults on the development, maintenance, and utilization of database management systems.
4.Collaborates with faculty and fellows in the selection of statistical methods for measurement and analyses of specified data.
5.Applies advanced statistical methods including multilevel modeling, general linear model analyses, GEE, multivariate procedures (including factor and cluster analysis, and structural equation modeling), logistic regression, simulation models, and statistical programming as needed.
6.Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists in the manual and computer-aided preparation of reports, charts and tables of data for committee and scientific meetings.
7.Supervises data managers for collaborating faculty to compile, analyze, and report statistical data for various nutrition projects; including manual and computer-aided data abstraction and evaluation, and entering new subjects into studies.
8.Presents findings at relevant meetings both inside and outside of the institution, as required.

MARGINAL OR PERIODIC FUNCTIONS: Other duties as required.

SUPERVISION:
Received: Director, Children's Nutrition Research Center
Given: Supervise and guide selected data analysts, data managers, programmers, and clerical staff.

EDUCATION:
Required: Ph.D. in Biostatistics, Statistics, or related field.

EXPERIENCE: Level of Appointment is open.

ACCURACY: Required: Precision in all aspects of data management and statistical analysis. Demonstrate ability to supervise support staff. Demonstrate ability to write power and data analysis sections of grant applications.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office Environment.

Salary is competitive with industry and commensurate with experience.

For Publication:

Faculty Search-Statistics. The USDA-ARS supported Children's Nutrition Research Center (CNRC) in the Department of Pediatrics of the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, is seeking a fulltime faculty member in Statistics. The level of appointment is open, commensurate with experience and achievements. The CNRC includes 50 faculty members, who are conducting research that varies from molecular-genetics to longitudinal epidemiology to community interventions for dietary change. Opportunities for collaboration also exist elsewhere in the Department of Pediatrics. The successful applicant will be accomplished in a broad variety of statistical methods, including clinical trials, community clinical trials, longitudinal analyses (e.g. GEE), multivariate techniques (e.g. structural equation modeling) and measurement models. The successful candidate will establish a personal program of research in statistical theory or methods. The successful candidate will supervise data analysts, data managers and other statistics support personnel of collaborating faculty. Salary will be competitive nationally and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. The Department of Pediatrics of the Baylor College of Medicine has the highest level of research funding for any Department of Pediatrics in the United States. Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and includes all the arts and sports amenities. For more information: http://www.bcm.tmc.edu/cnrc/human_resources.htm
Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae, three professional references, and five representative publications, or otherwise contact, Dennis Bier, MD, Director, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1300 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030-2600, 713-798-7022. Baylor College of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer.