1+ months

Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Research Professor of Biostatistics - Open Rank
Requisition Number FE03464
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 collaborative biostatistics research. Proficiency in R and/or SAS.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Job Summary
The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Kentucky is seeking applicants for a non-tenure track, 12-month faculty position at a rank of assistant, associate, or full research professor, commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will provide methodological expertise for conducting collaborative biomedical research on interdisciplinary research teams facilitated by the Biostatistics Consulting and Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Lab (Biostat CIRCL). Responsibilities associated with the position include the ability to balance the implementation of rigorous statistical methodology with the complex challenges of interdisciplinary biomedical research. This includes leading the methodological contributions of research studies through study design, overseeing the generation and/or management of data, leading or conducting analyses, offering innovative methodologic solutions, and interpreting empirical findings in a manner that is appropriate for the biomedical research community and the public. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, informatics, or a related area is required. The distribution of effort for Research Title faculty is 95% research, 5% professional development. There is no regular expectation for teaching.

The University of Kentucky is committed to pursuing interdisciplinary research to address challenges and disparities that face Kentuckians. Biostatistics faculty have active research programs within multidisciplinary research centers and institutes, including the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Kentucky Injury Research and Prevention Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center for Health Equity Research, Center for Research on Violence Against Women, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. 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.

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. The anticipated start date is June 2023 or later.

To apply for the position, applicants must submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of current and proposed research (as Specific Request 1), and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the department chair, Dr. David Fardo, at david.fardo@uky.edu.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Demonstrated ability in collaborative biostatistics research, potential to secure extramural funding as a team scientist. Interpersonal communication skills with a wide variety of professionals.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience
The ideal candidate will have the ability to lead methodological contributions to biomedical research, including developing methodological tools and offering innovative methodological solutions. Experience mentoring early-career collaborative biostatisticians is preferred.
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: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-06-17

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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