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Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank
Requisition Number FE03011
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Non-Tenure Track
Required Education
A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics or a related field.
Required Related Experience
Experience in conceiving, developing or facilitating the implementation of children’s services or adult behavioral processes, practices, and policymaking that improves outcomes for children, youth, and families.

Experience in partnering with key community, funding, and policy stakeholders in the development and carrying out of changes in public policies.

Successful track record of translating empirical research findings into actionable frameworks for policymakers.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for Research Title Series (non-tenure earning), 12-month faculty positions at the assistant, associate, or full professor level. The successful candidate will provide methodological expertise for the implementation of the Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management (TCOM) framework utilizing the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and related TCOM tools within the Center for Innovation in Population Health. The position requires a candidate with the ability to develop innovative methodological tools, who can develop and conduct research, and who can offer analytic and training support for population-based data related to the mission of the Center. The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead or conduct analysis, oversee the generation of reporting using these data, develop methodological tools, and offer innovative methodological solutions. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics or a related field is preferred.

This position will provide faculty liaison with multiple system partners and work with University of Kentucky and College of Public Health researchers to shape their research to include child-specific clinical perspectives and data. Responsibilities will include methodologic work supporting the mission and funding mechanisms of the Center (e.g. Transformational Collaborative Outcomes Management TCOM-related work with agencies and jurisdictions). This will include developing and conducting research projects that identify gaps and create new knowledge for precision analytics and data science as it relates to TCOM and CANS. The faculty member will support the implementation of TCOM, including publishing new methodologies, clinical findings or implementation based on novel research, providing technical and analytic assistance and training. This will include training on the use of CANS, data methodologies, and other data-related aspects that support decision making, quality improvement initiatives, and the monitoring of outcomes and services. Faculty will be expected to prepare applications for contract and/or grant funding, conduct research on population-based data generated by the Center and researchers related to the Center, develop and implement best practices for database management/computational strategies/reproducibility, acquire and maintain databases, and analyze these data. Faculty will demonstrate evidence through abstracts, presentations at professional meetings, scholarly papers suitable for publication in peer reviewed journals. Faculty in this role will be critical for offering statistical, computational, and organizational input for projects of the Center. We seek a team scientist who is capable of growing methodological expertise and biostatistics capacity by contributing to collaborative opportunities within research centers and partnerships across campus, Kentucky and beyond.

The University of Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer, and the College of Public Health celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Faculty have identified mission priorities for the College, which are: development of multicultural educational environments that affirm the value of cultural diversity; establishment of formal collaborative partnerships designed to achieve professional impact; engagement in systematic inquiry; and development of improved methods of evaluation and research. As such, we encourage applications from individuals who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community; applicants with identities or backgrounds that are underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest (cover letter), a current curriculum vitae, a brief statement of current and proposed research (Specific Request 1), and three references when prompted in the application. Reference information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.  These materials must be submitted through the University’s Integrated Employment System. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, and priority will be given to those who apply by May 15. Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Reuben Adatorwovor, at radatorwovor@uky.edu.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Experience as a data scientist with expertise in methodologic approaches specialized for healthcare big data.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead or conduct analysis, oversee the generation of reporting using these data, develop methodological tools, and offer innovative methodological solutions.
Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-04-20 Expires: 2022-05-20

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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