The University of New Mexico School of Medicine

Two Tenure-Track Positions-- Open Rank

The Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC) and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center invite applications for two tenure-track faculty positions in biostatistics to support cancer research in clinical trials, epidemiology and genetics. Faculty rank will be determined by the applicants’ qualifications. Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field. Must be eligible to work in US. Expertise in statistical methodology and applications in clinical trials, epidemiology, and genetics is highly desirable. The successful applicant will engage in both independent and collaborative research projects in clinical, epidemiological, cancer prevention, or genetics research. Excellent start-up packages and competitive salaries are available and will be related to training and experience. UNM also offers an attractive package of benefits. Secondary appointments with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are available.

The UNM CRTC is funded with an NCI Designated Cancer Center Planning Grant (P20) and an NCI Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program Grant (MB-CCOP). The CRTC is affiliated with the UNM NIEHS-funded Center for Environmental Health Sciences. Housed in the UNM CRTC, the New Mexico Tumor Registry, one of 11 NCI-funded SEER Cancer Registries, tracks the cancer patterns in the multiethnic populations of New Mexico. Programmatic strengths, supported by over $130 million in peer-reviewed funding, include cancer epidemiology, molecular oncology, genomics and bioinformatics, cell adhesion and signaling, cancer viruses and vaccines, and cancer biotechnology.  Areas of translational research emphasis include lung cancer, liver/GI malignancies, skin cancer, hematologic malignancies, and women’s cancers. The Department of Internal Medicine is developing a Biostatistics Program, which is expected to include five faculty members by 2003 and will include strong ties with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences. The successful applicants will join a growing team of cancer epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and researchers.

Applicants must submit a “signed”  letter of interest and a curriculum vitae, and have three letters of reference sent to:

Attn: Pope Moseley, M.D., Professor and Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico/ACC 5th Floor
2211 Lomas Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Inquiries about these positions may be sent to: Chris Stidley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine; Phone 505-272-8704; e-mail:   cstidley@salud.unm.edu.

For best consideration, applications must be received by January 2, 2003; however, applications received after this date will be accepted until the positions are filled.   These positions may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Educator.