University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Division of Biostatistics
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

The Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, at the University
of Minnesota has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor
position starting fall/summer 2003.

We seek individuals with a PhD in statistics or biostatistics, who have a
strong academic record, who will carry out independent biostatistical
research, and who will contribute to our graduate program through teaching
and advising students.  The successful candidate for the position will be
expected to take an active part in research with other investigators in
the School of Public Health, the Medical School, and other units of the

Applications received before January 6, 2003 will be considered for a
first round of interviews, and applications will continue to be accepted
and reviewed until the position is filled.

The Division of Biostatistics currently includes 18 graduate faculty and
87 staff. The Division offers MS, MPH, and PhD degrees, and interacts in
teaching and advising with the U of Minnesota School of Statistics. At the
present time, we have 64 graduate students (49 MS and 15 PhD). Current
faculty research in statistical methodology includes analysis of spatial
and longitudinal data, Bayes and empirical Bayes methods,
computer-intensive methods such as Markov chain Monte Carlo, clinical
trial design, genomics, survival analysis, categorical data analysis, and
generalized linear models.

The Division has an international reputation as the home of the
statistical coordinating centers for a number of clinical trials in
AIDS/HIV, lung disease, and cardiovascular disease.  Other major research
areas of applied research within the Division include cancer prevention
and treatment, dental research, environmental and occupational health,
health policy, chronic care and smoking prevention. Multi-year grants and
contracts for various Divisional projects total over $75 M.

Division faculty actively participate in a University-wide community of
researchers working at the frontiers of molecular biology in the recently
established Biomedical Genomics Center and Bioinformatics Graduate
Faculty.  The University has state of the art technology for genetics
(genotyping and sequence analysis), genomics (laser capture
micro-dissection, custom microarray printing, and microarray scanning) and
proteomics (a DIGE system and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry).  This
environment provides an outstanding opportunity to develop novel
approaches to cutting edge problems in genomics and proteomics.

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

To apply, please send a letter stating your interest specifically in the
Assistant Professor position, names and addresses of three potential
references, and a copy of your current curriculum vitae to :

Professor James Neaton
Chair of Search Committee
Division of Biostatistics, A460
Mayo Building, MMC 303
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

For additional information regarding the Division, the School of Public
Health, and the University, please visit our website at:

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