University of Minnesota
School of Public Health
Division of Biostatistics

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics (, School of Public
Health, at the University of Minnesota announces an opening for a tenured
or tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

We seek individuals with a PhD in bioinformatics, biostatistics,
statistics, computer science, or a related area, who have a strong
academic record, who will carry out independent research in
bioinformatics, and who will contribute to our graduate program through
teaching and advising students.  The successful candidate will have strong
indications of research promise (Assistant Professor level) or a strong
record of research (Associate, or Full Professor level) in bioinformatics
or a closely related area.  A background in the analysis of microarray
data is desirable.  Interest in collaboration with researchers in genomics
and human health and indications of ability to teach and advise students
will also be factors in selecting candidates for this position.

The successful candidate will be expected to take an active part in
collaborations with other researchers in the School of Public Health, the
Medical School, the College of Biological Sciences, and other units within
the University of Minnesota.  In addition to the Division of
Biostatistics, the University supports extensive research in
bioinformatics and genetics through (1) the Institute of Human Genetics,
(2) the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development, (3) the
Cancer Center (4) the Biomedical Genomics Center, (5) the Division of
Epidemiology in the School of Public Health, (6) the Advanced Genetic
Analysis Center, and other units.  The University has state-of-the-art
technology for genetics research, genomics, and proteomics which provides
an outstanding opportunity to develop novel approaches to cutting edge
problems in these fields.

The Division of Biostatistics currently includes 22 graduate faculty and
98 staff.  At the present time, we enroll 64 graduate students (49 MS and
15 PhD).  Current faculty research in statistical methodology includes
bioinformatics and genomics, spatial data, Bayes and empirical Bayes
methods, computer-intensive methods such as Markov-Chain Monte Carlo,
survival analysis, clinical trials design and analysis, generalized linear
models, and categorical data analysis.

The Division has an international reputation as the home for the
statistical coordinating centers for a number of clinical trials in
AIDS/HIV, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.  Other major areas of
applied research within the Division include cancer prevention and
treatment, genetics of asthma, genomic investigation of HIV and transplant
medicine, dental research, environmental and occupational health, health
policy, chronic care, and smoking prevention.

The salary range for this faculty position will be competitive, and the
University of Minnesota offers excellent fringe benefits.

For consideration, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
and the names and addresses of three references to:

Dr. Cavan Reilly PhD, Chair of Search Committee for Bioinformatics
c/o: Ms. Sally Olander
Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, MMC 303
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455

Applications received before March 15, 2004 will be considered for a first
round of interviews, and applications will continue to be accepted
thereafter until the position is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.